Migration in History: Human Migration in Comparative Perspective

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Migration in History explores the nature and complexity of the movement of peoples, cultures, and ideas in historical context. This engaging volume presents essays from a variety of scholars to expand our understanding of the longstanding process and history of migration as an established global phenomenon. The articles examine population movements and their demographic, social, political, legal, and cultural causes and consequences in Medieval and Modern Europe, South Asia, Israel, and China. Topics addressed ...
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Overview

Migration in History explores the nature and complexity of the movement of peoples, cultures, and ideas in historical context. This engaging volume presents essays from a variety of scholars to expand our understanding of the longstanding process and history of migration as an established global phenomenon. The articles examine population movements and their demographic, social, political, legal, and cultural causes and consequences in Medieval and Modern Europe, South Asia, Israel, and China. Topics addressed include voluntary and forced movements of people within and between regions and nations; movement towards urban centers or dispersal into surrounding countryside; transfers of cultural objects, practices, and technologies; experiences of resocialization and the transfer, reconstruction, and creation of memories, myths, values and symbols; the role of local, national, and transnational legal institutions; the relationship between immigration, assimilation, religion, and acculturation; movement in the interest of ethnic autonomy or secession, and as a response to such dangers as deprivation, religious persecution, and the development of border zones within which populations move and interact. Contributors: David Abraham, Elspeth Carruthers, Hasia R. Diner, Luca Einaudi, Joshua Fogel, Gautam Ghosh, and Carl Ipsen. Anthony T. Grafton teaches European history at Princeton University; Marc S. Rodriguez is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame.
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The interdisciplinary and comparative nature of this collection, which includes submissions by economists, anthropologists and historians alike, emphasizes how important the "longer view" is in the study of migration. . . . This collection takes an important step in viewing the various aspects of migration through time -- thus locating the important and complex processes involved in human migration in historical perspective. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL HISTORY, Summer 2009 (Bethany Hicks)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580461597
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
  • Publication date: 2/15/2007
  • Series: Studies in Comparative History , #7
  • Pages: 282
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : placing human migration in comparative perspective
1 Making territories in the High Middle Ages : the role of foundation charters in the German colonization of the Vistula River 1
2 La Piu Grande Italia : the Italianization of Argentina 35
3 The (un)braiding of time in the 1947 partition of British India 53
4 Prostitutes and painters : early Japanese migrants to Shanghai 89
5 The accidental Irish 118
6 Policies and politics of immigration flows in twentieth-century Italy and France 161
7 The boundaries and bonds of citizenship : recognition and redistribution in the United States, Germany, and Israel 201
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