Item description for Narratives of Place,Culture and Identity (IMISCOE Dissertations) by Anastasia Christou...
The book explores the phenomenon of 'return migration' in Greece through the settlement and identification processes of second-generation Greek-American returning migrants. It examines the meanings attached to the experience of return migration. The concepts of 'home' and 'belonging' figure prominently in the return migratory project which entails relocation and displacement as well as adjustment and alienation of bodies and selves. Furthermore, the book considers the multiple interactions (social, cultural, political) between the place of origin and the place of destination; network ties; historical and global forces in the shaping of return migrant behaviour; and expressions of identity. The human geography of return migration extends beyond geographic movement into a diasporic journey involving (re)constructions of homeness and belongingness in the ancestral homeland.
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Studio: Amsterdam University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Nov 28, 2006
Publisher Amsterdam University Press
ISBN 9053568786 ISBN13 9789053568781
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More About Anastasia Christou
Anastasia Christou is a Reader in Sociology at Middlesex University London.
Anastasia Christou has an academic affiliation as follows - Middlesex University, UK.
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Experiencing Identity Oct 22, 2007
Christou handles this subject with real knowledge, with a depth of understanding that is refreshing in a study such as this. After reading her book, one comes away with new insights, and a feeling of having grown intellectually.