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History, memory and migration : perceptions of the past and the politics of incorporation

Author: J Olaf Kleist; Irial Glynn
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Palgrave Macmillan memory studies.
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As the growing diversity of societies is recognised as both an asset and a challenge, academia has been forced to re-evaluate some of its basic assumptions about migrant incorporation and social memories. However, scholars have rarely combined Migration Studies and Memory Studies to consider how perceptions of the past affect the incorporation of immigrants in their host societies. The authors in this volume merge  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J Olaf Kleist; Irial Glynn
ISBN: 9780230293380 0230293387 9781137010230 1137010231
OCLC Number: 764357563
Description: xiv, 251 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. The memory and migration nexus: an overview / Irial Glynn and J. Olaf Kleist --
Part I. Migrant Memories: 2. Cultures of history: the new left, South Asians, and historical memory in post-war England / Kevin Myers; 3. 'I am also a foreigner, but with me it's different': Polish displaced persons, war memory and ethnification in Belgium / Machteld Venken; 4. Using history to relate: how teenagers in Germany use history to orient between nationalities / Josefine Raasch --
Part II. Memories in Diverse Societies: 5. Caught between two worlds: the Europeans of Algeria in France after 1962 / Michèle Baussant; 6. Remembering Egypt: Evangelicals, conservatism and immigration in America / Hans Leaman; 7. Past migrations, contemporary representations and complex multicultures in London / Mary J. Hickman; 8. African asylum seekers and the changing politics of memory in Israel / Moriel Ram and Haim Yacobi --
Part III. Migration Memories and the State: 9. Famine commemorations and asylum debates in Ireland conflated / Irial Glynn; 10. Migrant incorporation and political memories: transformations of civic and communal belongings in Australia since 1949 / J. Olaf Kleist; 11. Songs for the nation: migrant pasts and global futures in Singapore / Kelvin E.Y. Low --
12. History, memory and migration: comparisons, challenges and outlooks / Irial Glynn and J. Olaf Kleist.
Series Title: Palgrave Macmillan memory studies.
Responsibility: edited by J. Olaf Kleist, Irial Glynn.
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By conversing with the main bodies of relevant literature from Migration Studies and Memory Studies, this overview highlights how analysing memories can contribute to a better understanding of the  Read more...


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"This is an exciting new collection which looks at the various and shifting interplays between memory and migration. It is certainly a welcome addition to historiography in this field." - Kathy Read more...

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