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By Anne-Meike Fechter,Katie Walsh

While scholarship on migration has been thriving for many years, little cognizance has been paid to execs from Europe and the USA who movement briefly to locations past ‘the West’. Such migrants are marginalised and depoliticised via debates on immigration coverage, and hence there's an pressing have to boost nuanced figuring out of those extra privileged activities. in lots of methods, those are the modern day equivalents of colonial settlers and expatriates, but the continuities of their migration practices have not often been considered.

The New Expatriates advances our realizing of latest cellular execs by means of attractive with postcolonial theories of race, tradition and identification. the quantity brings jointly authors and study from throughout quite a lot of disciplines, looking to overview the importance of the earlier in shaping modern expatriate mobilities and highlighting postcolonial continuities when it comes to humans, practices and imaginations. Acknowledging the resonances throughout a variety of geographical websites in Asia, Africa, and the center East, the chapters ponder the particularity of postcolonial contexts, whereas permitting comparative views. a spotlight on race and tradition is frequently obscured via assumptions approximately type, career and talent, yet this quantity explicitly examines the best way whiteness and imperial relationships proceed to form the migration stories of Euro-American expert migrants as they search out new areas to reside and paintings.

This e-book used to be initially released as a distinct factor of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

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