Coming Home?

The essays in Coming Home? examine the unique return migration experiences of refugees, migrants, and various others as they confront social pressures and sense of displacement.

Coming Home?
Refugees, Migrants, and Those Who Stayed Behind

Lynellyn D. Long and Ellen Oxfeld, Editors

2004 | 288 pages | Cloth $75.00 | Paper $27.50
Anthropology
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Toward an Ethnography of Return
—Ellen Oxfeld and Lynellyn Long

PART I: IMAGINED RETURN
Chapter 1: Illusions of Home in the Story of a Rwandan Refugee's Return
—John Janzen
Chapter 2: Contemplating Repatriation to Eritrea
—Lucia Ann McSpadden
Chapter 3: Filipina Depictions of Migrant Life for Those at Home
—Jane Margold

PART II: PROVISIONAL RETURN
Chapter 4: Viet Khieu on a Fast Track Back?
—Lynellyn Long
Chapter 5: Chinese Villagers and the Moral Dilemmas of Return Visits
—Ellen Oxfeld
Chapter 6: Changing Filipina Identities and Ambivalent Returns
—Nicole Constable

PART III: REPATRIATED RETURN
Chapter 7: Returning German Jews and Questions of Identity
—John Borneman
Chapter 8: Repatriation and Social Class in Nicaragua
—James Phillips
Chapter 9: Refugee Returns to Sarajevo and Their Challenge to Contemporary Narratives of Mobility
—Anders H. Stefansson
Chapter 10: The Making of a Good Citizen in an Ethiopian Returnee Settlement
—Laura Hammond
Chapter 11West Indian Migrants and their Rediscovery of Barbados
—George Gmelch
Chapter 12: An Historical Exploration of "Coming Home" from Central Africa
—David Newbury

Index
List of Contributors
Acknowledgments