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The southern African settler diaspora after decolonisation
Jean Smith

decolonisation and the serial migrations spurred by the end of empire. Although there was nothing like the mass migration from Algeria, Mozambique and Angola at independence, many left Rhodesia in the 1970s and 1980s, often going to South Africa and other destinations including the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States in the 1980s and 1990s. Such multiple migrations, combined

in Cultures of decolonisation
Libya as Italy’s promised land, 1911–70
Giuseppe Finaldi

represented the first time the Italian nation state bowed to the needs of its poorer and weaker citizens. 11 In a period of mass migration the government claimed the ‘ spazio vitale ’, the lebensraum necessary to staunch what was regarded as a haemorrhage to the Americas of workers, lost to the Italian economy and to the fatherland. More subtle and plausible in this spectrum of significance assigned to the

in Imperial expectations and realities
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Sara Upstone

‘are squishily affirmative’.11 Such readings obscure the assertions of self which the novel develops that define a distinct progression towards a more hopeful, positive future. What critics such as Hussain rightfully recognise, however, is an unresolved tension in Ali’s narrative. The majority of the novel echoes the conventional – and somewhat clichéd – model of alienated migrant subject most associated with postcolonial fiction. Dealing with the relatively late mass migration of Bangladeshis to London, which only reached its peak after the 1962 Immigration Act

in British Asian fiction
From refugees to foreign paupers
Tony Kushner

London and St Petersburg by the Foreign Office in persuading the Russian authorities to take back these particular ‘Volga Germans’. Those on the Minho were doubly lucky that they were accompanied home by George Lungley of the Southampton Board of Guardians. Lungley, not unusually for those associated with the port and its increasing role in transmigrancy, had strong connections to the commercial world of mass migration: he had run a company for close to thirty years in Southampton for those emigrating to Australia.47 It was his insider’s knowledge that allowed the

in The battle of Britishness
The Kinder
Tony Kushner

, symbolic now of racist restrictionism in the age of mass migration. It is, however, hard to conceive that such connections were intended in Meisler’s naming of his tribute to Britain or to tell from his memorial that the country never intended to provide permanent refuge to these children. Memory of the Kindertransport has been instrumentalised to show how generosity is integral to British character. But as Louise London has passionately argued in response to claims that Britain ‘has a proud tradition of taking in refugees over many centuries’, that even ‘if it isn

in The battle of Britishness
Becky Taylor

particular between 1963 and 1970 there was a large influx of Irish Travellers to Britain.17 For these migrants, at least before the Troubles in Northern Ireland, being in England offered advantages beyond greater economic possibilities, as they might ‘pass’ in English society as working-class Irish, whereas their idiosyncratic speech would be immediately identifiable to an Irish listener as that of ‘an itinerant’.18 There were, however, difficulties thrown up by this mass migration: ‘they had to enter into economic competition with often resentful local Travellers and

in A minority and the state
Giuseppe Finaldi

. It was Italo Balbo, Mussolini’s closest and most popular collaborator (and therefore rival), who conceived the idea of a programme of mass migration to Libya to be viewed under the spotlight of national and international attention. Balbo may have been sent to Libya as governor-general to distance him from Roman centres of power and intrigue,10 but he made the most of his appointment to consolidate his image in Italy as well as to enhance the prestige of the regime. He saw Libya as presenting an excellent opportunity to demonstrate to Italians and to the world what

in The cult of the Duce
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Notes on Ackroyd & Harvey ecocriticism and praxis
Eve Ropek

newspapers among others, 22 September 2015. Nature matters 107 11  Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, January 2007: ‘Global warming poses a dire threat to human civilization that is second only to nuclear weapons. Through flooding and desertification, climate change threatens the habitats and agricultural resources that societies depend upon for survival. As such, climate change is also likely to contribute to mass migrations and even to wars over arable land, water, and other natural resources.’ http:// thebulletin

in Extending ecocriticism
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Being Irish in nineteenth-century Scotland and Canada
S. Karly Kehoe

with Scotland and the second will examine central Canada. Before moving on to these discussions, however, it is important to highlight some overarching points. The mass migration of Irish prompted indigenous Catholics in Scotland and French Catholics in Quebec to fear the effect that this movement would have on their religious culture and traditions. In Scotland, anti-Irish sentiment from within Scottish Catholic ranks was common and was connected to broader concerns about Scotland’s identity within Britain and Catholicism’s place in Scottish society. Scotland was a

in Women and Irish diaspora identities
Anne Ring Petersen

differing views on the relative importance of rights and responsibilities, liberty and authority, equality and hierarchy. These differences are products of centuries. They will not soon disappear. They are far more fundamental than differences among political ideologies and political regimes.49 One of the problems with Huntingtonian isolationism and cultural relativism is that it disregards the mass migration in evidence today, and the fact that, in diasporic conditions, people are often obliged to adopt shifting and multiple positions of identification. According to

in Migration into art