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Migration and Diversity in Asian Contexts

by Lai Ah Eng

This volume makes an important and unique contribution to scholarly understandings of migration and diversity through its focus on Asian contexts. Current scholarship and literature on processes of migration and the consequences of diversity is heavily concentrated on Western contexts and their concerns with "multiculturalism", "integration", "rights and responsibilities", "social cohesion", "social inclusion", and "cosmopolitanism". In contrast, there has been relatively little attention given to migration and growing diversity in Asian contexts which are constituted by highly distinct and varied histories, cultures, geographies, and political economies. This book fills this significant gap in the literature on migration studies with a concentrated focus on communities, cities and countries in the Asian region that are experiencing increased levels of population mobility and subsequent diversity. Not only does it offer analyses of the policies and processes of migration, it also addresses the outcomes and implications of migration and diversity -- these include a focus on multiculturalism and citizenship in the Asian region, the emerging complex forms of governance in response to increased diversity, discussions of different settlement experiences, and the practices of everyday life and encounters in increasingly diverse locales.

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Preliminary pages with Introduction
PART I: MIGRATION, MULTICULTURALISM AND GOVERNANCE IN ASIA
1. Multicultural Realities and Membership: States, Migrations and Citizenship in Asia
2. Multicultural Coexistence Policies of Local Governments in the Tokyo Metropolis: A Comparative Examination of Social Integration in Response to Growing Ethnic Diversity
3. The Place of Migrant Workers in Singapore: Between State Multiracialism and Everyday (Un)Cosmopolitanisms
4. Selective State Response and Ethnic Minority Incorporation: The South Korean Case
5. The Tug of War over Multiculturalism: Contestation between Governing and Empowering Immigrants in Taiwan
PART II: IDENTITIES
6. Mixed-ethnic Children Raised by Single Thai Mothers in Japan: A Choice of Ethnic Identity
7. Being Indian in Post-colonial Metro Manila: Identities, Boundaries and the Media Practices
PART III: PRACTICES
8. The Kopitiam in Singapore: An Evolving Story about Migration and Cultural Diversity
9. Spatial Process and Cultural Territory of Islamic Food Restaurants in Itaewon, Seoul
10. Competition and Constructedness: Sports, Migration and Diversity in Singapore
Index

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  • Number of Pages : 293
  • Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Weight : 400g
  • Product Code : 9789814380478
  • Dimension : 152 x 229 mm

About Author

Lai Ah Eng

Lai Ah Eng is senior research fellow, Asia Research Institute and teaching fellow, University Scholars Programme, National University of Singapore.