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Return: Nationalizing Transnational Mobility in Asia

Verlag: Duke University Press Books, 2013
ISBN 10: 0822355167 / ISBN 13: 9780822355168
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Titel: Return: Nationalizing Transnational Mobility...

Verlag: Duke University Press Books

Erscheinungsdatum: 2013

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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Since the late 1990s, Asian nations have increasingly encouraged or demanded the return of emigrants. In this anthology, cases of return migration in Asia provide the ground for rethinking relations between nation-states and transnational mobility. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_0822355167

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Inhaltsangabe: Since the late 1990s, Asian nations have increasingly encouraged, facilitated, or demanded the return of emigrants. In this interdisciplinary collection, distinguished scholars from countries around the world explore the changing relations between nation-states and transnational mobility. Taking into account illegally trafficked migrants, deportees, temporary laborers on short-term contracts, and highly skilled émigrés, the contributors argue that the figure of the returnee energizes and redefines nationalism in an era of increasingly fluid and indeterminate national sovereignty. They acknowledge the diversity, complexity, and instability of reverse migration, while emphasizing its discursive, policy, and political significance at a moment when the tensions between state power and transnational subjects are particularly visible. Taken together, the essays foreground Asia as a useful site for rethinking the intersections of migration, sovereignty, and nationalism.

Contributors. Sylvia Cowan, Johan Lindquist, Melody Chia-wen Lu, Koji Sasaki, Shin Hyunjoon, Mariko Asano Tamanoi, Mika Toyota, Carol Upadhya, Wang Cangbai, Xiang Biao, Brenda S. A. Yeoh

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Xiang Biao is University Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford. He is the author of Global "Body Shopping": An Indian Labor System in the Information Technology Industry.

Brenda S. A. Yeoh is Professor in Geography at the National University of Singapore. She is a coeditor of The Cultural Politics of Talent Migration in East Asia.

Mika Toyota is Associate Professor in the College of Tourism at Rikkyo University. She and Yeoh are coeditors of Migration and Health in Asia.

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