Global South Asians Book

Global South Asians


  • Author : Judith M. Brown
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-08-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139458009
  • Total Read : 59
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Global South Asians Summary:

By the end of the twentieth century some nine million people of South Asian descent had left India, Bangladesh or Pakistan and settled in different parts of the world, forming a diverse and significant modern diaspora. In the early nineteenth century, many left reluctantly to seek economic opportunities which were lacking at home. This is the story of their often painful experiences in the diaspora, how they constructed new social communities overseas and how they maintained connections with the countries and the families they had left behind. It is a story compellingly told by one of the premier historians of modern South Asia, Judith Brown, whose particular knowledge of the diaspora in Britain and South Africa gives her insight as a commentator. This is a book which will have a broad appeal to general readers as well as to students of South Asian and colonial history, migration studies and sociology.

The Indentured Archipelago Book

The Indentured Archipelago


  • Author : Reshaad Durgahee
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-02-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781316512265
  • Total Read : 88
  • File Size : 20,5 Mb

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The Indentured Archipelago Summary:

A historical geographical comparison of the Indo-Pacific Indian indenture labour experience, revealing the hitherto unexplored movements of labourers between colonies.

Cosmopolitan Asia Book

Cosmopolitan Asia


  • Author : Sharmani Patricia Gabriel
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-09-25
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317372158
  • Total Read : 71
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Cosmopolitan Asia Summary:

One key concept in the large body of scholarship concerned with theorizing social relations is the idea of 'cosmopolitanism'. This book unpacks the idea of cosmopolitanism through the linked knowledges of the Global South. It brings into dialogue an inter-disciplinary team of local and transnational scholars who examine various temporal, cultural, spatial and political contexts in countries as different, yet connected, as Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, India, Bangladesh, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. The book also considers a wide range of subjects – present and historical, real, as represented in literature and in theatre, and as theorized in philosophy – across these diverse contexts, but always focusing on regions and places where inter-Asian intermingling has taken place. The conclusions arrived at are varied and considerably enrich social theorizing. The book reveals a cosmopolitanism that is much more specifically Asian than the cosmopolitanism usually associated with the West, demonstrates how concepts of 'nation', 'local' and 'globalization' play out in practice in Asian settings, and re-examines concepts such as migration, diaspora, and the construction of identities. The book has much to offer scholars engaged in history, literary studies, anthropology and cultural studies.

South Asian Migrations in Global History Book

South Asian Migrations in Global History


  • Author : Neilesh Bose
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-12-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781350124691
  • Total Read : 60
  • File Size : 8,5 Mb

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South Asian Migrations in Global History Summary:

This collection explores how South Asian migrations in modern history have shaped key aspects of globalization since the 1830s. Including original research from colonial India, Fiji, Mexico, South Africa, North America and the Middle East, the essays explore indentured labour and its legacies, law as a site of regulation and historical biography. Including recent scholarship on the legacy of issues such as consent, sovereignty and skilled/unskilled labour distinctions from the history of indentured labour migrations, this volume brings together a range of historical changes that can only be understood by studying South Asian migrants within a globalized world system. Centering south Asian migrations as a site of analysis in global history, the contributors offer a lens into the ongoing regulation of labourers after the abolition of slavery that intersect with histories in the Global North and Global South. The use of historical biography showcases experiences from below, and showcases a world history outside empire and nation.

Reconfiguration of the Global South Book

Reconfiguration of the Global South


  • Author : Eckart Woertz
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315457635
  • Total Read : 77
  • File Size : 14,8 Mb

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Reconfiguration of the Global South Summary:

Since the 1980s there has been a steady shift from West to East in the international system, economically, politically and culturally. Emerging markets in Asia have moved up the value chain of industrial production processes, while the share of Western industrialized countries in global gross domestic product has declined. Countries such as China and India are asserting themselves in security matters and seeking new avenues for investment flows and development co-operation. China’s expected shift from export-led growth to domestic consumption might further change patterns of trade and capital flows, and it is an open debate whether the growth dynamics of India might outstrip those of China. While the rise of China and other Asian powers has been studied extensively, much less work has been done on how Africa and Latin America position themselves in this process. What will the role be of Africa and Latin America in the ‘Asian Century’ and associated reconfigurations of global value chains? Will these regions be able to assert themselves and find a voice of their own? Will they manage to develop industries of their own and diversify trade relations? Will they launch new ways of regional south-south co-operation? What is the role of migrant communities and cultural exchange? Do Western and Asian approaches to these regions differ (Washington vs. Beijing consensus)? This book brings together renowned academics from Africa, Latin America, Europe and the USA, who bring refreshing perspectives on an under-researched topic, ranging from a conceptualization of the issue within new theoretical approaches, to unique case studies based on field work.

Global South Asia Book

Global South Asia


  • Author : Madhurima Chakraborty
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-12-31
  • Genre: South Asia
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 1032160209
  • Total Read : 91
  • File Size : 15,8 Mb

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Global South Asia Summary:

This book collects essays that take on the excavatory, critical, and generative work of rethinking the relationship between South Asia and the world. In examining what kind of new relationships are uncovered between these two geopolitical groupings, the chapters in this book argue that South Asian literature and literary criticism can reframe the common narrative of the powerful Global North and a disenfranchised Global South. This is not always a comforting reframing since it must account for the oppressive roles that South Asian nations sometimes play in regional and intranational theatres. Through myriad disciplinary groundings, theoretical approaches, and objects of study, the essays in this book collectively argue that South Asian literature allows us to think more critically about both the liberatory possibilities of South Asia as a grouping (of nations but also of ideas and aesthetics) as well as the elisions that may happen under such categorization. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the South Asia Review.

Fleeting Agencies Book

Fleeting Agencies


  • Author : Arunima Datta
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-09-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108837385
  • Total Read : 99
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Fleeting Agencies Summary:

Critically examines the agency and history of long-silenced coolie women and their role in colonial economy and transnational movements.

International Migration and Development in South Asia Book

International Migration and Development in South Asia


  • Author : Md Mizanur Rahman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-04-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317484837
  • Total Read : 61
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International Migration and Development in South Asia Summary:

In migration studies, the nexus between migration and development in the global South has been meticulously debated. However, a unanimous resolution to this debate has not been found, due to the ever-changing nature of international migration. This book advances knowledge on the global debate on the migration-development relationship by documenting experiences in a number of countries in South Asia. Drawing on the experiences of global South Asians, this volume documents the impact of migration on the social, economic, and political fields in the broader context of development. It also presents a regional experience by looking into the migration-development nexus in the context of South Asia, and analyses the role South Asian migrants and diaspora communities play in the South Asian society. Contributions from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, including sociology, anthropology, political science, international relations and economics, document the development implications of South Asian migration. Broad in scope in terms of contents, timeline of migration, and geographical coverage, the book presents empirically-based case studies involving India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Nepal and their emigrants living and working in different parts of the world. Going beyond reporting the impacts of migration on economic development by highlighting the implications of ‘social development’ on society, this book provides a fascinating contribution to the fields of Asian Development, Migration Studies and South Asian Studies.