By Anne-Meike Fechter,Katie Walsh
While scholarship on migration has been thriving for many years, little awareness has been paid to execs from Europe and the USA who stream quickly to locations past ‘the West’. Such migrants are marginalised and depoliticised through debates on immigration coverage, and therefore there's an pressing have to improve nuanced realizing of those extra privileged pursuits. in lots of methods, those are the modern day equivalents of colonial settlers and expatriates, but the continuities of their migration practices have infrequently been considered.
The New Expatriates advances our realizing of latest cellular execs via attractive with postcolonial theories of race, tradition and identification. the quantity brings jointly authors and examine from throughout quite a lot of disciplines, looking to review the importance of the prior in shaping modern expatriate mobilities and highlighting postcolonial continuities in terms of humans, practices and imaginations. Acknowledging the resonances throughout a number geographical websites in Asia, Africa, and the center East, the chapters give some thought to the particularity of postcolonial contexts, whereas permitting comparative views. a spotlight on race and tradition is frequently obscured by means of assumptions approximately type, career and ability, yet this quantity explicitly examines the best way whiteness and imperial relationships proceed to form the migration studies of Euro-American expert migrants as they search out new locations to stay and paintings.
This e-book was once initially released as a unique factor of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.
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