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Migration, homeland, and belonging in Eurasia /
edited by Cynthia J. Buckley and Blair A. Ruble with Erin Trouth Hofmann.
imprint
Washington, D.C. : Woodrow Wilson Center Press ; Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2008.
description
xiv, 362 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0801890756 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9780801890758 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Washington, D.C. : Woodrow Wilson Center Press ; Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2008.
isbn
0801890756 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780801890758 (hardcover : alk. paper)
standard identifier
40015895972
catalogue key
6703776
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"This is an interesting book which brings a range of new and interesting case studies into view. There are only a handful of books on this subject and arguably none have the breadth of scope that this collection offers." -- Hilary Pilkington, University of Warwick
What this book demonstrates in a confident and scholarly way is that migration is neither a simple nor a one-way process.
"What this book demonstrates in a confident and scholarly way is that migration is neither a simple nor a one-way process." -- Ulrike Ziemer, Europe-Asia Studies
This is a highly relevant book for scholars, policy makers, and government institutions, offering a glimpse at the myriad cross-country issues that emerge regarding the problems and opportunities associated with the movement of people across borders.
"This is a highly relevant book for scholars, policy makers, and government institutions, offering a glimpse at the myriad cross-country issues that emerge regarding the problems and opportunities associated with the movement of people across borders." -- Kathleen Kuehnast, United States Institute of Peace
This is an interesting book which brings a range of new and interesting case studies into view. There are only a handful of books on this subject and arguably none have the breadth of scope that this collection offers.
"Studying how this underlying network came into being -- and what directions its evolution is following -- will tell us much about this important part of the world, historically and today." -- John Randolph, Slavic Review
Studying how this underlying network came into being -- and what directions its evolution is following -- will tell us much about this important part of the world, historically and today.
An important and relevant book.
"An important and relevant book." -- Ralph S. Clem, Russian Review
Migration, Homeland, and Belonging in Eurasia is an excellent book, and a valuable addition to migration scholarship.
"Migration, Homeland, and Belonging in Eurasia is an excellent book, and a valuable addition to migration scholarship." -- Karen Muth and Georgi Derlugian, Contemporary Sociology
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Summaries
Main Description
Migration, a force throughout the world, has special meanings in the former Soviet lands. Soviet successor countries, each with strong ethnic associations, have pushed some racial groups out and pulled others back home. Forcible relocations of the Stalin era were reversed, and areas previously closed for security reasons were opened to newcomers. These countries represent a fascinating mix of the motivations and achievements of migration in Russia and Central Asia. Migration, Homeland, and Belonging in Eurasia examines patterns of migration and sheds new light on government interests, migrant motivations, historical precedents, and community identities. The contributors come from a variety of disciplines: political science, sociology, history, and geography. Initial chapters offer overall assessments of contemporary migration debates in the region. Subsequent chapters feature individual case studies that highlight continuity and change in migration debates in imperial and Soviet periods. Several chapters treat specific topics in Central Eurasia and the Far East, such as the movement of ethnic Kazakhs from Mongolia to Kazakhstan and the continuing attractiveness to migrants of supposedly uneconomical cities in Siberia.
Main Description
Migration, a force throughout the world, has special meanings in the former Soviet lands. Soviet successor countries, each with strong ethnic associations, have pushed some racial groups out and pulled others back home. Forcible relocations of the Stalin era were reversed, and areas previously closed for security reasons were opened to newcomers. These countries represent a fascinating mix of the motivations and achievements of migration in Russia and Central Asia.Migration, Homeland, and Belonging in Eurasia examines patterns of migration and sheds new light on government interests, migrant motivations, historical precedents, and community identities. The contributors come from a variety of disciplines: political science, sociology, history, and geography. Initial chapters offer overall assessments of contemporary migration debates in the region. Subsequent chapters feature individual case studies that highlight continuity and change in migration debates in imperial and Soviet periods. Several chapters treat specific topics in Central Eurasia and the Far East, such as the movement of ethnic Kazakhs from Mongolia to Kazakhstan and the continuing attractiveness to migrants of supposedly uneconomical cities in Siberia.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Migration, a force throughout the world, has special meanings in the former Soviet lands. This title examines patterns of migration and sheds new light on government interests, migrant motivations, historical precedents, and community identities.
Table of Contents
Tables and Figuresp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction: New Approaches to Migration and Belonging in Eurasiap. 1
Trends in Post-Soviet Migrationp. 23
An Overview of Migration in the Post-Soviet Spacep. 29
Post-Soviet Migration: New Trends at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Centuryp. 69
The Russian State and Migration: A Theoretical and Practical Look at the Russian Federation's Migration Regimep. 99
The Permanence of the "Frostbelt" in Post-Soviet Russia: Migrant Attraction to Cities in the Irkutsk Oblast, 1997-2003p. 123
Historical Legaciesp. 161
Population Policy and Emigration Policy in Imperial Russiap. 165
Reemigration from Western China to the USSR, 1954-1962p. 183
The Loss, Retention, and Reacquisition of Social Capital by Special Settlers in the USSR, 1941-1960p. 203
Transnationalismp. 223
Return to the Golden Cradle: Postreturn Dynamics and Resettlement Angst among the Crimean Tatarsp. 227
The Settlement of the Returning Kazakh Diaspora: Practicality, Choice, and the Nationalization of Social Spacep. 265
Germans, Jews, or Russians? Diaspora and the Post-Soviet Transnational Experiencep. 303
Conclusion: Godot Is Already Herep. 327
Contributorsp. 339
Indexp. 345
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