Anthropology and Migration Essays on Transnationalism, Ethnicity, and Identity
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Brettell's new book provides new insight into the processes of migration and transnationalism from an anthropological perspective. She analyzes macro and micro approaches to migration theory, utilizing her extensive fieldwork in Portugal and many other countries. Key issues she discusses include: immigrant incorporation vs. assimilation models; the impacts on individual, household and community as well as institutions and states; ethnic group composition; illegal immigration; city vs. suburban enclaves; ethnic entrepreneurship; the role of religion; men and women as migrants; and the use of oral histories in understanding immigration and the mediation of new social boundaries. This book will be indispensable to instructors and researchers in anthropology, race and ethnic studies, immigration studies, urban studies, sociology, and international relations. Visit our website for sample chapters!
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Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 9/3/2003
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
|List of Tables|
|Introduction: Anthropology, Migration, and the Portuguese Diaspora|
|Situating the Anthropological Perspective: Macro, Meso, and Micro Approaches to the Study of Migration|
|The Emigrant, the Nation, and the State in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Portugal: An Anthropological Approach|
|Migration Stories: Agency and the Individual in the Study of Migration|
|Return Migration, Transmigrants, and Transnationalism|
|Emigrar para Voltar: A Portuguese Ideology of Return Migration|
|Emigration, the Church, and the Religious Festa in Northern Portugal|
|Cities, Immigrant Communities, and Ethnic Identity|
|Is the Ethnic Community Inevitable?: A Comparison of the Settlement Patterns of Portuguese Immigrants in Toronto and Paris|
|Ethnicity and Entrepreneurs: Portuguese Immigrants in a Canadian City|
|Gender and Migration|
|Emigration and Household Structure in a Portuguese Parish, 1850-1920|
|Women Are Migrants, Too: A Portuguese Perspective|
|Conclusion: Toward a Comparative Understanding of Migration|
|About the Author|