Demonstrates how Chinese immigrants to Peru utilized their knowledge of its culture and aspirations in constructing the fountain to improve their standing.
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Frei discusses the knowledge prospective Jesuit missionaries sought to gain before applying, and knowledge missionaries provided back home.
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Schütz shows how GDR officials’ knowledge of violence against guest workers failed to change their perception of them or the nature of the country. Instead, they blamed the workers.
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Highlighting an interview with a Turkish migrant woman, Kübra Göksel explores the “knowledge” West Germans had about these guest workers, the impact this knowledge had on their lives, and the ways they occasionally utilized that knowledge for their own benefit.
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The latest issue of the Bulletin of the German Historical Institute includes an interview with Director Simone Lässig on the research focus “In Global Transit”
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Kijan Espahangizi has a new book available: Der Migrations-Integrationskomplex (Wallstein, 2022), in the Konstanz University Press series.
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Recent years have brought a surge in calls for reflexivity in migration studies. These calls are, to a significant extent, a reaction to the increasing prominence of migration and, closely related, of migration research...
Lecture series for ‘In Global Transit’ Project begins June 8 with a lecture by Joachim Schlör. Registration required.
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Mark Stoneman is leaving the Migrant Knowledge editorial team. We would like to thank him for his years of engagement, and especially for all his hard work in helping us to conceive and launch the blog. Patricia “Casey” Sutcliffe of the GHI Washington will manage the blog going forward.
Knowledge about the ‘Migrant Woman’ as an Alibi for State Inaction in the Federal Republic of Germany
West German experts emphasized cultural otherness as an impediment to the employment—and “emancipation”—of Turkish migrant women instead of attending to the women’s testimony about the practical impediments they faced in a system built on the unpaid labor of housewives.
Documents from the Qing dynasty’s borderlands are crucial for understanding migrations in these regions, but accessing and contextualizing them is complicated by a unique set of political and archival challenges from the past and present.
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Categorization schemes are never neutral and rarely comprehensive, but the question of how to handle them is thornier than one might think. How can we question categories and their confining walls given that those same walls also provide shelter?
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Paul Lerner, Uwe Spiekermann, and Anne Schenderlein have a new book, Jewish Consumer Cultures in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Europe and North America (Palgrave, 2022).
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