History, Memory and Migration: Perceptions of the Past and the Politics of Incorporation by Irial Glynn

History, Memory and Migration: Perceptions of the Past and the Politics of Incorporation

byIrial GlynnEditorJ. Kleist

Hardcover | May 4, 2012

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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 complexities of migrant incorporation. The chapters consider international case studies from Europe, North America, Australia, Asia and the Middle East.

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J. OLAF KLEIST received a PhD in Political Science from Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. He was a visiting fellow at Swinburne University of Technology and at the University of Oxford. He has published about and is interested in the politics of memory, belonging and migration, with a focus on Australia and Germany.IRIAL GLYNN is adj...

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Title:History, Memory and Migration: Perceptions of the Past and the Politics of IncorporationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:May 4, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230293387

ISBN - 13:9780230293380

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List of IllustrationsForeword; J.WinterNotes on ContributorsThe Memory and Migration Nexus: An Overview; I.Glynn & J.O.KleistPART I: MIGRANT MEMORIESCultures of History:The New Left, South Asians, and Historical Memory in Post-war England; K.Meyers'I am also a foreigner, but with me it's different': Polish Displaced Persons, War Memory and Ethnification in Belgium; M.VenkenUsing History to Relate: How Teenagers in Germany Use History to Orient Themselves Between Nationalities; J.RaaschPART II: MEMORIES IN DIVERSE SOCIETIESCaught between Two Worlds: The Europeans of Algeria in France after 1962; M.BaussantRemembering Egypt: Evangelicals, Conservatism and Immigration in America; H.B.LeamanAfrican Asylum Seekers and the Changing Politics of Memory in Israel; M.Ram & H.YacobiPast Migrations, Contemporary Representations and Complex Multicultures in London; M.J.Hickman, H.Crowley & N.MaiPART III: MIGRATION MEMORIES AND THE STATEFamine Commemorations and Asylum Debates in Ireland Conflated; I.GlynnMigrant Incorporation and Political Memories: Transformations of Civic and Cultural Belonging in Australia since 1949; J.O.KleistSongs for the Nation: Migrant Pasts and Global Futures in Singapore; K.E.Y.LowNotesIndex

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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 Burrell, De Montfort University, UK "In a world where multiculturalism and cosmopolitanism have come under fire of neo-nationalist and anti-immigrant rhetorics this volume at the crossroad of memory and migration studies is most timely. Its innovative research agenda opens a fresh and much needed impulse that forces scholars to rethink the role of memory (and memory studies) in current scholarly and political discussions about the role of migrants and migration in nation states, and more generally in human societies." - Leo Lucassen, professor of Social History, University of Leiden. "A worthy contribution to the area of migration studies that can serve to widen scholarship in the field and inspire readers to take into account the relevance of memory when researching the lives of migrants." - Journal of Intercultural Studies 34:4 (2013)