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Anthropology and Migration Essays on Transnationalism, Ethnicity, and Identity

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ISBN-10: 0759103208

ISBN-13: 9780759103207

Edition: 2003

Authors: Caroline Brettell

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 9/3/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

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
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