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Title Mobilities of return : Pacific perspectives / edited by John Taylor and Helen Lee.

Publication Info. Canberra : ANU Press, 2017.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (215 pages) : colour illustrations, maps.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Pacific series
Pacific series.
Contents Beyond dead reckoning: mobilities of return in the Pacific / John Taylor -- The diversification of return: Banaban home islands and movements in historical perspective / Wolfgang Kempf -- The Rotuman experience with reverse migration / Alan Howard and Jan Rensel -- Overseas-born youth in Tongan high schools: learning the hard life / Helen Lee -- Agency and selfhood among young Palauan returnees / Rachana Agarwal -- (Be)Longings: diasporic Pacific Islanders and the meaning of home / Kirsten McGavin -- Adding insult to injury: experiences of mobile HIV-positive women who return home for treatment in Tanah Papua, Indonesia / Leslie Butt, Jenny Munro and Gerdha Numbery -- Urban castaways: the precarious living of marooned islanders / Thorgeir Kolshus -- Migration and homemaking practices among the Amis of Taiwan / Shu-Ling Yeh.
Summary In recent decades, the term 'mobility' has emerged as a defining paradigm within the humanities. For scholars engaged in the multidisciplinary topics and perspectives now often embraced by the term Pacific Studies, it has been a much more longstanding and persistent concern. Even so, specific questions regarding 'mobilities of return'--that is, the movement of people 'back' to places that are designated, however ambiguously or ambivalently, as 'home'--have tended to take a back seat within more recent discussions of mobility, transnationalism and migration. This volume situates return mobility as a starting point for understanding the broader context and experience of human mobility, community and identity in the Pacific region and beyond. Through diverse case studies spanning the Pacific region, it demonstrates the extent to which the prospect and practice of returning home, or of navigating returns between multiple homes, is a central rather than peripheral component of contemporary Pacific Islander mobilities and identities everywhere.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note Print version record.
Subject Return migration -- Pacific Area.
Emigration and immigration.
Population geography -- Pacific Area.
Place attachment -- Pacific Area.
Australasia, Oceania and other land areas.
Migration, immigration and emigration.
Social issues and processes.
Society and culture: general.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Emigration and immigration. (OCoLC)fst00908690
Place attachment. (OCoLC)fst01743268
Population geography. (OCoLC)fst01071591
Return migration. (OCoLC)fst01096413
Pacific Area. (OCoLC)fst01243504
Society & Social Sciences.
Indexed Term Australian
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Taylor, John Patrick, editor.
Lee, Helen Morton, 1960- editor.
Australian National University Press.
Other Form: Print version: Mobilities of return 9781760461676 (OCoLC)1002925033
ISBN 9781760461683 (electronic bk.)
1760461687 (electronic bk.)
9781760461676 (paperback)
1760461679 (paperback)
Standard No. 10.22459/MR.12.2017 doi

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