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
Publisher: Duke University Press
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 226 x 157 x 13 mm
"This important volume creates a link between two phenomena that are often treated as oppositional, nation and (trans)nation. Focusing on return migration, the contributors show that space is more than place; it is a method for understanding global movements. The chapters illustrate how generation, class, and often flexible categories (returnee, refugee, and worker) place institutions and the people that they claim to serve in a constantly negotiated relationship. The conversation between scholars of different disciplines will stimulate wide-ranging debate."-Jeffrey Lesser, author of A Discontented Diaspora: Japanese Brazilians and the Meanings of Ethnic Militancy, 1960-1980
"This book is an excellent and well-written collection, and it is accessible to students and the educated reader as well as professional academics. Those interested in Asian studies, migration, and human diasporas will want to read it immediately." -- Nobuko Adachi * American Ethnologist *
"One of the collection's strengths, and indeed one of the reasons that an edited volume provides an appropriate means of dealing with the question of return, is that it highlights how the differentiated and segmented relations that Asian states form with returnees require patterns of coalescence, as well as heterogeneity." -- Brett Neilson * Asian Journal of Social Science *
"In Return, Xiang, Yeoh, Toyota and eight other contributors offer insightful answers.... By highlighting the complexities of return migration in Asia, this edited volume surely achieves its set goal and constitutes an important contribution to the literature on returnees, refugees and migrants in Asia. Academics, specialists and students will welcome this volume as an important addition to the literature on cultural geography and Asia Studies." -- Kai Chen * Cultural Geographies *
"In sum, this volume offers highly readable, provocative critical analyses of return migration that force us to consider how it is regulated, and at what costs. It will be valuable for anyone interested in the complexities of return migration in Asia." -- Glenda S. Roberts * Pacific Affairs *
"Return is never just a simple move, as the book editors claim in the introduction and proceed to demonstrate through the different contributions. With return migration only recently emerging as an aspect of migration studies in its own right, this edited collection provides great stimulation for generating ideas of return migration in an advanced and multifaceted way. The book is highly recommended for students of the social sciences, in particular those concerned with mobility, migration, and nation-building." -- Brigitte Suter * Border Criminologies *
"Without a doubt, this will be a much quoted piece and will foreground many stimulating conversations on the return process. Migration scholars, policy advisers, program implementers, and donor agencies can greatly benefit from making this book a useful tool in analyzing how migrants and nation-states respond to the challenges of return." -- Jean Encinas-Franco * Asian Politics & Policy *
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