Introduction : the anthropology of migration

Thomas, Mandy (1998) Introduction : the anthropology of migration. The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 9(1), pp. 1-10.

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This introduction to the volume places the study of migration within the wider processes of social change and the complex actions of class, gender and ethnicity that are integrated into the experience of displacement. It argues that the articles in this volume contribute important new ethnographic and theoretical analyses to our knowledge and understanding of the constraints and the opportunities provided by cultural diversity in several societies by elaborating upon recent advances made in conceptualisations of migrancy. It places particular emphasis on developing phenomenological approaches to migration studies which incorporate the lived experience of migrants into any analysis. It also suggests that redressing the neglect of this area of study in Australia has the possibility of generating informed interruptions into the current political shift towards divisive public debates on immigration and cultural pluralism.

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ID Code: 63157
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Ethnographic and Theological Analysis, Migration Studies, Australia, Social Change
ISSN: 1035-8811
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > ANTHROPOLOGY (160100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Deposited On: 08 Oct 2013 01:26
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2013 01:26

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