Transnational Migration and Asia
Transnational Migration and Asia
The Question of Return
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1. Baas, Michiel: Introduction. Revisiting the Myth of Return in an Age of Transnationalism. Emotions, Rationale and In-between Spaces. 2. LeBaron van Baeyer, Sara: Neither Necessity nor Nostalgia: Japanese-Brazilian Transmigrants and the Multi-Generational Meanings of Return. 3. Baas, Michiel: The Freedom to Stay & Leave: Indian Overseas Students' Paradoxical Relationship with Australian 'Permanent' Residency. 4. Bhatt, Amy. Reproducing Intimacies and Transnational Family Formations among highly skilled migrants from India. 5. Nititham, Diane: 'It's Still Home Home': Notions of the Homeland for Filipina Dependent Students in Ireland. 6. Nguyen, Cindy: Finding and Defining Social Purpose: Representations of Vietnamese Student Migration to the Colonial Metrople, 1910-1933 7. Kaibara, Helen: Looking Back to Move Forward: Japanese Elites and the Prominence of "Home" in Discourses of Settlement and Cultural Assimilation in the United States, 1890-1924. 8. Koh, Kris: The Lost Generation - Return of Second Generation Vi?t Ki?u to Sài Gòn. 9. Sahoo, Ajaya K. Migration, Return and Coping Patterns: A Study of Gulf Returnees in Andhra Pradesh, India. 10. Anwar, Nausheen. "The Bengali can return to his desh but the Burmi can't because he has no desh": Dilemmas of Desire and Belonging amongst the Burmese-Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants in Karachi, Pakistan

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- "This edited volume's chapters are well crafted essays that provide a rich body of ethnographic and historical data." - Josephine Smart, Pacific Affairs

Michiel Baas

Transnational Migration and Asia

The Question of Return

As our increasingly globalized world alters the dynamics of migration, the ideas that migrants have about returning to their home countries have evolved as well. This diverse collection examines the changes and complexities of migration patterns in a range of Asian countries and cities, exploring how globalization and transnationalism shape and give meaning to the migrant experience. From Japanese-Brazilian transmigrants and Filipina students in Ireland to skilled migrants from India, the authors address migrants’ backgrounds, ambitions, and opportunities to offer intriguing insights and propose fascinating new questions about the lives of migrants in today’s world.

Michiel Baas

Michiel Baas is a research fellow with the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore.