Small Worlds, Global Lives

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Russell King, John Connell
A&C Black, Oct 1, 1999 - Social Science - 324 pages
Geologists, most from Australia and Britain but with some outliers from continental Europe and North America, focus on small islands, where the scarcity of people and resources make migration substantially important socially and economically. The topics include the Azores; historical, cultural, and literary perspectives on emigration from the minor islands of Ireland; Nevis and the post-war labor movement in Britain; islands and the migration experience in the fiction of Jamaica Kincaid; from dystopia to utopia on Norfolk Island; Tongans online; the changing contours of migrant Samoan kinship; and finding a retirement place in sunny Corfu.
 

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Contents

Between Europe and North America
55
The Role of Insularity
95
Movement to Britain
115
Migration Volcanic Disaster Place
137
Motivation and Choice of Destination
161
Islands and
177
The Politics and Poetics of the Torres Strait
195
From Dystopia to Utopia?
213
Tongans Online
235
The Changing Contours of Migrant Samoan Kinship
277
Finding
297
Index
321
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