Postcolonial Migrants and Identity Politics: Europe, Russia, Japan and the United States in Comparison
Ulbe Bosma, Jan Lucassen, Gert Oostindie
Berghahn Books, May 30, 2012 - History - 278 pages
These transfers of sovereignty resulted in extensive, unforeseen movements of citizens and subjects to their former countries. The phenomenon of postcolonial migration affected not only European nations, but also the United States, Japan and post-Soviet Russia. The political and societal reactions to the unexpected and often unwelcome migrants was significant to postcolonial migrants' identity politics and how these influenced metropolitan debates about citizenship, national identity and colonial history. The contributors explore the historical background and contemporary significance of these migrations and discuss the ethnic and class composition and the patterns of integration of the migrant population.
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Chapter 1 Postcolonial Immigrants in France and their Descendants
Chapter 2 Postcolonial Migrants in Britain
Chapter 3 Postcolonial Migrants in the Netherlands
Chapter 4 Postcolonial Portugal
Chapter 5 Return of the Natives?