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Migration, Whiteness, and Cosmopolitanism : Europeans in Japan (Hardcover) (Milou0161 Debnu00e1r)

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This book analyzes the increase in contemporary European migration to Japan, its causes and the lives of Europeans in Japan. Desconstructing the picture of highly skilled, privileged, cosmopolitan elites that has been frequently associated with white or Western migrants, it focuses on the case of Europeans rather than Westerners migrating to a highly developed, non-Western country as Japan, this book offers new insights on increasing diversity in migration and its outcomes for integration of migrants. The book is based on interviews with 57 subjects from various parts of Europe occupying various positions within Japanese society. What are the motivations for choosing Japan, how do white migrants enjoy the ‘privilege’ based on their race, what are its limits, and to what extent are the social worlds of such migrants characterized by cosmopolitanism rather than ethnicity? These are the main questions this book attempts to answer.
Number of Pages: 235
Genre: Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Milou0161 Debnu00e1r
Language: English
Street Date: October 17, 2016
TCIN: 51739663
UPC: 9781137565266
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-6656
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