Encyclopedia of Diasporas: Immigrant and Refugee Cultures Around the World. Volume I: Overviews and Topics; Volume II: Diaspora Communities (Google eBook)

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Carol R. Ember, Melvin Ember, Ian Skoggard
Springer, Jan 20, 2005 - Social Science - 1242 pages
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Immigration is a topic that is as important among anthropologists as it is the general public. Almost every culture has experienced adaptation and assimilation when immigrating to a new country and culture; usually leaving for what is perceived as a "better life". Not only does this diaspora change the country of adoption, but also the country of origin. Many large nations in the world have absorbed, and continue to absorb, large numbers of immigrants. The foreseeable future will see a continuation of large-scale immigration, as many countries experience civil war and secessionist pressures. Currently, there is no reference work that describes the impact upon the immigrants and the immigrant societies relevant to the world's cultures and provides an overview of important topics in the world's diasporas.
The encyclopedia consists of two volumes covering three main sections: Diaspora Overviews covers over 20 ethnic groups that have experienced voluntary or forced immigration. These essays discuss the history behind the social, economic, and political reasons for leaving the original countries, and the cultures in the new places; Topics discusses the impact and assimilation that the immigrant cultures experience in their adopted cultures, including the arts they bring, the struggles they face, and some of the cities that are in the forefront of receiving immigrant cultures; Diaspora Communities include over 60 portraits of specific diaspora communities. Each portrait follows a standard outline to facilitate comparisons. The Encyclopedia of Diasporas can be used both to gain a general understanding of immigration and immigrants, and to find out about particular cultures, topics and communities. It will prove of great value to researchers and students, curriculum developers, teachers, and government officials. It brings together the disciplines of anthropology, social studies, political studies, international studies, and immigrant and immigration studies.

  

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Contents

African Diaspora in the Netherlands
594
Brazilians in the United States Canada Europe Japan and Paraguay
603
Cape Verdeans in the United States
616
Caribbeans in the United Kingdom
625
Chinese in Australia
635
Chinese in Canada
646
Chinese in Europe
657
Chinese in Hungary
665

Greek Diaspora
86
Hakka Diaspora
93
Hmong Diaspora
104
Hui Diaspora
114
Irish Diaspora
125
Israeli Diaspora
137
Italian Diaspora
144
Jewish Diaspora in China
153
Jewish Diaspora in Europe and the Americas
165
Jewish Diaspora in the Ancient World Africa and Asia
179
Jewish Diaspora in the Greek World
193
Korean Diaspora
202
Kurdish Diaspora
215
Oceanian Diaspora
225
Palestinian Diaspora
234
Philippine Diaspora
245
Polish Diaspora
255
PostSoviet Russian Diaspora
265
Sikh Diaspora
274
South Asian Diaspora
286
Swiss Diaspora
297
Tuareg Diaspora
309
Yoruba Diaspora
318
Topics
329
Art of the African Diaspora
330
Chinese Diaspora Memoirs in the United States
342
Dance in the African Diaspora
348
Literature of the Korean Diaspora in Japan
357
Music of the African Diaspora in the Americas
364
South Asian Diaspora in Film
374
Women and Literature in the African Diaspora
384
Chinese Diaspora Politics and Its Fallout in a Cyber Age
393
Kurds in Turkey
404
Diasporas and Human Rights
416
Diasporas and International Agencies
423
Diasporic Consciousness among AfricanAmericans
430
Emerging Diaspora Consciousness among AfricanCanadians in Toronto
439
Hindu Diaspora in The United States
446
Jewish American Identity and Israeli Security
456
Jews among Christians in Germany
466
Pakistani Migration and Diaspora Religious Politics in a Global Age
476
Sikh Positionings in Australia and the Diaspora Concept
486
Tamil Diaspora Politics
493
Global Cities and Diasporic Networks
501
Hong Kong
507
Jews in Kaifeng China
516
Miami Diasporas
525
Tamils in Switzerland
535
Chaordic Diasporas
545
Unofficial Immigrants in France
552
Diasporas and Globalization
560
LongDistance Nationalism
571
Refugee Diasporas or Refugees in Diaspora
581
Diaspora Communities
593
Chinese in India
674
Chinese in Japan
681
Chinese in Korea
689
Chinese in Malaysia
698
Chinese in Papua New Guinea
707
Chinese in Russia
716
Chinese in Singapore
724
Chinese in South Africa
733
Chinese in Tahiti
743
Chinese in Thailand
752
Chinese in the Philippines
761
Chinese in the United States
770
Eritreans in Sudan
786
Ethnic Chinese in Indonesia
796
Filipinos in Japan
809
Greeks in Canada
819
Haitians in the United States
829
Indians in Fiji
837
Italians in Australia
851
Italians in Canada
865
Italians in Great Britain
875
Italians in the United States
884
Jamaicans in the United States
895
Japanese in Brazil
908
Japanese in the United States
919
Jews from Rhodes in Central and Southern Africa
926
Jews in Denmark
935
Jews in France
945
Jews in Latin America
951
Jews in Morocco
967
Koreans in Japan
975
Koreans in Kazakhstan Uzbekistan and Russia
984
Koreans in the United States
994
Kurds in Finland
1005
Kurds in Germany
1012
Latinos in Japan
1020
Mexicans in the United States
1028
NeoOrthodox Jews of Germany
1039
Nuer in the United States
1047
Puerto Ricans in the United States
1056
Roma in the United States
1069
Sikhs in Canada
1076
Sikhs in the United Kingdom
1084
Sikhs in the United States
1095
South Asians in Malaysia and Singapore
1106
Tibetans in India
1120
Turks in Germany
1131
Vietnamese in Australia
1142
Vietnamese in Canada
1150
Vietnamese in France
1159
Alternative Name Index
1170
Subject Index
1174
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