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Migration, Diaspora and Identity

Cross-National Experiences

  • Georgina Tsolidis

Part of the International Perspectives on Migration book series (IPMI, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Georgina Tsolidis
    Pages 1-15
  3. Multiple Belongings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Enzo Colombo
      Pages 19-35
    3. Georgina Tsolidis
      Pages 37-50
  4. Representing a Way of Being

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Melinda McPherson
      Pages 77-93
    3. Stella Coram
      Pages 95-108
    4. Vikki Pollard, Georgina Tsolidis
      Pages 109-121
    5. Peter Gale
      Pages 123-137
  5. Sexualised Identifications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Julie Matthews, Yuriko Nagata
      Pages 141-155
  6. Marriage and Family

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Francesco Della Puppa
      Pages 175-189
    3. Shobha Hamal Gurung
      Pages 191-202
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 219-221

About this book


Framed in relation to diaspora this collection engages with the subject of how cultural difference is lived and how complex and shifting identities shape and respond to spatial politics of belonging. Diaspora is understood in a variety of ways, which makes this an eclectic collection of papers. Authors use various theoretical frameworks to explore diverse groups of people with a variety of experiences in a wide range of settings. They are making sense of the experiences of women and men from a range of ethnic backgrounds, negotiating identities through family, work and education. The micro dynamics of the everyday offer an evocative 'bottom up' means of understanding the tensions implicit in living multiple belongings. The common thread for the collection comes from the glimpses these authors provide into the remaking of our globalized world. The aim is to shed light on racism, dislocation and alienation on the one hand, and on the other hand, to consider how the complex power relations within the everyday mediate a sense of resistance and hope. The papers are arranged around four themes;

1.      Multiple Belongings,

2.      Representing a Way of Being,

3.      Sexualised Identifications and

4.      Marriage and Family.


Cultural difference Diaspora and migration Diaspora effects on identity issues Ethnic background Family reunification Japanese dispora racialization and sexualization in Australia Living multiple belongings Marriage and family Masculinity transformations Multicultural Melbourne Multiple cultures Muslim women Negotiating indentites through family, work and education Racism, dislocation and alienation Recent migration of Poles to the United Kingdom Refugee women Remaking of the globalized world Rights across borders Self authorship Shifting gender roles Shifting power relations Spatial politics of beloning

Editors and affiliations

  • Georgina Tsolidis
    • 1
  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of BallaratBallaratAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Migration, Diaspora and Identity
  • Book Subtitle Cross-National Experiences
  • Editors Georgina Tsolidis
  • Series Title International Perspectives on Migration
  • Series Abbreviated Title International Perspectives on Migration
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-007-7210-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-017-7803-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-007-7211-3
  • Series E-ISSN 2214-9813
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 221
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Migration
    Sociology, general
    Cultural Studies
    Cultural Management
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