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The Resource Moving lives : narratives of nation and migration among Europeans in post-war Britain, Kathy Burrell

Moving lives : narratives of nation and migration among Europeans in post-war Britain, Kathy Burrell

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Moving lives : narratives of nation and migration among Europeans in post-war Britain
Title
Moving lives
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narratives of nation and migration among Europeans in post-war Britain
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Kathy Burrell
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eng
Summary
Immigrants in Britain are often viewed as just that <U+0127> � 'immigrants'. Their experiences as migrants are sidelined in favour of discussions about assimilation and integration <U+0127> � how 'they' adapt to 'us'. This book refocuses debates about migration by following the experiences, memories and perceptions of three migrant groups in Britain: the Polish, Italian and Greek-Cypriot populations. In tracing some of the key themes of migration narratives, Kathy Burrell illustrates that the act of migration creates enduring legacies which continue to influence the everyday lives of migrants long after they have moved. The book is structured around four key themes. The first is the migration process itself. Burrell highlights the important contrast between voluntary and involuntary migration, examining the different memories and legacies of migration. The second theme is the national, (as opposed to ethnic) identities of the groups studied. The author demonstrates how national consciousness survives the upheaval of migration and is perpetuated through the recognition of national histories, myths and traditional rituals. The third theme is a memory of the homeland. The author traces her respondents' memories and experiences of their national territory, focusing particularly on the transnational connections that are established with the homeland after migration. Finally Burrell considers community, analyzing her respondents' experiences of community life and the shared social and cultural norms and values that underpin it.--
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Burrell, Kathy
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
Research in migration and ethnic relations series
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  • Immigrants
  • Group identity
  • Polish people
  • Italians
  • Cypriots
  • Great Britain
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Moving lives : narratives of nation and migration among Europeans in post-war Britain, Kathy Burrell
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [189]-208) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction; Narrating migration; Remembering the Nation; The myth of no return; The binding ties of community; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Control code
FIEb17640568
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780754645740
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)62888904
Label
Moving lives : narratives of nation and migration among Europeans in post-war Britain, Kathy Burrell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [189]-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction; Narrating migration; Remembering the Nation; The myth of no return; The binding ties of community; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Control code
FIEb17640568
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780754645740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)62888904

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