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Multiple identities, migrants, ethnicity, and membership, edited by Paul Spickard - cloth : alk. paper

In recent years, Europeans have engaged in sharp debates about migrants and minority groups as social problems. The discussions usually neglect who these people are, how they live their lives, and how they identify themselves. Multiple Identities describes how migrants and minorities of all age groups experience their lives and manage complex, often multiple, identities, which alter with time and changing circumstances. The contributors consider minorities who have received a lot of attention, such as Turkish Germans, and some who have received little, such as Kashubians and Tartars in Poland and Chinese in Switzerland. They also examine international adoption and cross-cultural relationships, and discuss some models for multicultural success
Table of contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Part 1: Orientations; 1 Many Multiplicities: Identity in an Age of Movement; 2 Ethnic Identities and Transnational Subjectivities; Part 2: The Complexities of Identities; 3 Between Difference and Assimilation: Young Women with South and Southeast Asian Family Background Living in Finland; 4 Doing Belonging: Young Women of Middle Eastern Backgrounds in Sweden; 5 To Be or Not to Be a Minority Group? Identity Dilemmas of Kashubians and Polish Tatars. 6 ""When You Look Chinese, You Have to Speak Chinese"": Highly Skilled Chinese Migrants in Switzerland and the Promotion of a Shared LanguagePart 3: Family Matters; 7 Intercountry Adoption: Color-b(l)inding the Issues; 8 The Children of Immigrants in Italy: A New Generation of Italians?; 9 Possible Love: New Cross-cultural Couples in Italy; Part 4: Modes of Multicultural Success?; 10 Divided Identities: Listening to and Interpreting the Stories of Polish Immigrants in West Germany; 11 The Politics of Multiple Identities in Kazakhstan: Current Issues and New Challenges
Literary form
non fiction
Physical description
x, 333 p. ;, 23 cm

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