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Global Migration and Ethnic Communities
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This book is a collection of essays on the critical subject of migration in a global context. The book offers insights into the broad range of experiences of migrants in diverse settings. It also examines multi-layered local community issues that have emerged in the light of the increasing flow of people across the globe. The key question informing the arguments in the book has to do with the relationship between nationality and citizenship. Part I of the book looks at the situation of emigrant workers, discussing the opportunities and problems they face in their experiences overseas. Part II focuses on the transformation of ethnic communities, painting a picture of various forms of migrants based on the constellation of such factors as safe and secure town planning, redevelopment, and kou (rotating savings and credit associations). Finally, Part III addresses migrant education and language, and also discusses identity formation and generational succession of minority children who live in a multicultural symbiotic society.
YOSHIHARA Naoki is a Japanese sociologist who is Professor Emeritus at Tohoku University. He has a PhD in Sociology and specializes in urban, regional and Asian sociology. In addition to theoretical research based on American urban sociology and new urban sociology, he has conducted empirical research on post-war Japanese communities with a special focus on neighborhood associations.
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