At Home in the Chinese Diaspora: Memories, Identities and Belongings
Khun Eng Kuah-Pearce, Andrew P. Davidson
Palgrave Macmillan, Jan 17, 2008 - History - 259 pages
In At Home in the Chinese Diaspora: Memories, Identities and Belongings , the contributors interrogate current debates in relation to the ways in which memory, identity and sense of belonging help shape migrants' understanding of self, the diasporic community(ies) and the wider society in which they live. They describe the local and transnational challenges such diasporic communities face in their daily lives, how memories are reproduced, how they serve as social and cultural capital, how they create tensions and conflicts and how they change and impact on the individuals and communities across generational barriers. The authors also explore the role of place in situating memories and how the media, films and music portray and reinforce the understanding of identity.
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