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European encounters : migrants, migration and European societies since 1945 /
edited by Rainer Ohliger, Karen Schönwälder, Triadafilos Triadafilopoulos.
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2003.
ix, 321 p. : ill., maps.
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Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2003.
general note
"Originated in a workshop organized by the Network Migration in Europe"--Ack.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Pertti Ahonen is a lecturer in Modern European History at the University of Sheffield Isa Blumi is a PhD candidate in the Department of History, New York University Esra Erdem is a PhD candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst Umut Erel has a PhD in Cultural Studies from Nottingham Trent University Andrea Klimt is a member of the Department of Sociology/Anthropology and Centre for Portuguese Studies and Culture, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth Eleonore Kofman is Professor of Human Geography in the Department of International Studies, Nottingham Trent University Hill Kulu is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Geography, University of Tartu, Estonia Volodymyr Kulyk is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv Monika Mattes is a PhD candidate at the Technical University, Berlin and a board member of the Network Migration in Europe Rainer Ohliger is a researcher in the Department of Social Science, Humboldt University, Berlin and board member of the Network Migration in Europe Anne von Oswald received a PhD from the Freie Universitat, Berlin. She is a freelance historian and works on migration and modern Italian history. She is also a board member of the Network Migration in Europe Karen Schonwalder is a social scientist and a Privatdozentin at Justus-Liebig-Universitat, Giessen. She is also a member of the Network Migration in Europe Damir Skenderovic is a visiting scholar at the Center for European Studies, New York University and Research Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary History, University of Fribourg, Switzerland Barbara Sonnenberger is a historian in Marburg. She received a PhD from Philipps-Universitat Marburg and now works as a school teacher Laure Teulieres is a historian and member of the Laboratoire DIASPORAS, Universite de Toulouse Hallvard Tjelmeland is a professor of contemporary history at the University of Tromso, Norway Triadafilos Triadafilopoulos is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science, New School for Social Research, New York Catalin Turliuc is Senior Researcher at the Romanian Academy, A.D. Xenopol Institute of History, Iasi, and Associate Professor at Petre Andrei University, Iasi, where he is also Chairman of the International Relations Department Wim Willems is affiliated with the Center for the History of Migration at the University of Amsterdam
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Bowker Data Service Summary
Beginning with an historical perspective on the reasons for migration and remigration into Europe the contributors to this volume explore the consequences of migration into Europe in the post-1945 era.
Long Description
This book reminds us of Europe's multi-faceted history of expulsions, flight, and labour migration and the extent to which European history since 1945 is a history of migration. While immigration and ethnic plurality have often been divisive issues, encounters between Europeans and newcomers have also played an important part in the development of a European identity. The authors analyze questions of individual and collective identities, political responses to migration, and the way in which migrants and migratory movements have been represented, both by migrants themselves and their respective host societies. The book's distinctive multi-disciplinary and international approach brings together experts from several fields including history, sociology, anthropology and political science. 'European Encounters' will serve as an invaluable tool for students of contemporary European history, migration, and ethnic identities.
Main Description
The contributors to this book remind us of the extent to which contemporary European history is a history of migration. The topics range from the expulsions of ethnic Greeks and Germans after the two world wars to female labour migration from Turkey; they include the formation of a Ukrainian identity among Displaced Persons as well as the response of the Dutch government to colonial immigration. The chapters analyse questions of individual and collective identities as well as political responses to migration. This book will be an invaluable tool for students of contemporary European history, migration and ethnic identities and will also be of interest to practitioners in NGOs.
Table of Contents
List of Contributorsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
European Encounters: Europe's Migratory Experiencesp. 3
The Plurality of the Migratory Experience
Einwanderungsland Deutschland: A New Look at its Post-war Historyp. 19
Post-war Immigration to Estonia: A Comparative Perspectivep. 38
Minorities into Migrants: Emigration and Ethnic Unmixing in Twentieth-Century Romaniap. 53
Female Professional Immigration in Post-war Europe: Counteracting an Historical Amnesiap. 71
Migration as a Political and Social Challenge
The Political Consequences of Forced Population Transfers: Refugee Incorporation in Greece and West Germanyp. 99
Why Governments Do Not Learn: Colonial Migrants and Gypsy Refugees in the Netherlandsp. 123
The Norwegian Encounter with Pakistanis: Diversities and Paradoxes on the Road to Norway's Immigration Stopp. 148
Gendered Policies--Gendered Patterns: Female Labour Migration from Turkey to Germany from the 1960s to the 1990sp. 167
Constructing Boundaries in a Multicultural Nation: The Discourse of 'Overforeignization' in Switzerlandp. 186
Individual and Collective Identities
The Role of Discourse in the Construction of an Emigre Community: Ukrainian Displaced Persons in Germany and Austria after the Second World Warp. 213
The Impact of Distorted Memory: Historical Narratives and Expellee Integration in West Germany, 1945-1970p. 238
Do National Narratives Matter? Identity Formation among Portuguese Migrants in France and Germanyp. 257
Whatever Happened to the Albanians? Some Clues to a Twentieth-Century European Mysteryp. 281
Recovering Memory is Regaining Dignity: Collective Memory and Migration in Francep. 300
Indexp. 319
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