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Personal and group networks
Angela McCarthy

?’ and he nearly dropped. He did come from Stornoway too – poor soul wanted to know if I spoke Gaelic – he ‘chust wished he could speak the English as well as he could the gaelic’. He couldn’t understand how I came from Oban. Migrants such as Lorna Carter moved in tightly defined networks of family 2 and friends which assisted the processes of migration and settlement abroad. Such networks frequently offered newcomers practical support, and social and emotional nourishment. Networks were also conduits of communication, and expatriates could influence their transnational

in Personal narratives of Irish and Scottish migration, 1921–65
Postmemory and identity in harki and pied noir narratives
Véronique Machelidon

takes each of the two narrators on a memorial quest that ultimately results in psychological and emotional growth, helping the harki daughter and pied noir son find their identity and place in French society. Each narrative attempts to heal to some degree the wounds of war and expatriation, particularly for the ‘postgenerations’ but only the pied noir son as protagonist and narrator performs and enacts the reconciliation between separate, harki and pied noir, community experiences, pointing to the ­creation of memorial bridges recommended by Stora.5 Odd bedfellows: a

in Reimagining North African Immigration
Joining the Customs Service
Catherine Ladds

colonial migrations by reconceptualising the movements of people between different sites of empire as ‘imperial careering’, yet most of the lives collected in the book are those of elite or famous individuals. 8 This is, of course, partly a matter of sources, for working-class and marginal expatriates did not usually publish memoirs or travelogues or have their papers preserved for posterity. The archives

in Empire careers
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Home, identity and post-Customs lives
Catherine Ladds

In this chapter Empire Careers comes full circle by exploring the reasons why people left the Service, what they did afterwards and how their personal, professional and national identities were changed by a career in the Customs. The modes in which people withdrew from service – by resignation, dismissal or invaliding – speak volumes about their initial expectations of expatriate life and the

in Empire careers
Drunkenness in Nigeria, c. 1880–1940
Simon Heap

) Bishop of Western Equatorial Africa that three-quarters of Europeans in the country died as a result of drinking imported spirits. This detailed case study reveals how the arguments for and against alcohol consumption were heightened, leading a few years later to an inquiry into the impact of the liquor trade on Nigeria which revealed more evidence on both sides of the debate. The chapter then examines the role of alcohol in the lifestyles of expatriates in the country, illustrated by cases of drunkenness, disorderly

in Alcohol, psychiatry and society
Escape lines
Diego Gaspar Celaya
Lennert Savenije

Dutch-Jewish businessmen, Maurice Bolle and Benno Nijkerk, organised an illegal welfare operation called the Comité that both hid Jews in and around the city and sent Jews and Dutch resisters to Switzerland and Spain.36 In Paris the diplomat Herman Laatsman gathered together other Dutch expatriates such as the student Suzanna Hiltermann, the railway official Jean-Michael Caubo and Brother Rufus Tourné. Others such as the secretaries Catherine Okhuysen and Gabrielle Weidner, both the daughters of Dutch expatriates; the engineer Albert Starink, and the student Anna

in Fighters across frontiers
Laure Assaf

to the generations who have grown up alongside these urban transformations. The ethnographic study from which this text is drawn focused on young adults, Emiratis and Arab expatriates, who grew up in Abu Dhabi and came of age in the first decades of the twenty-first century. They are mostly students and young professionals and belong to what could be considered the middle class. The various ways in

in Arab youths
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London and early links with the English East India companies
Andrew Mackillop

the lord lieutenants, the timing and extent of early links remain unclear. Scholarship relating to the Welsh has similarly yet to establish overall patterns of involvement, although a number of prominent social networks have received revealing attention. 2 Participation in one whole hemisphere of England and then Britain’s global empire was shaped by the existence and patronage capacities of expatriate communities in London. 3 Although the subject of increasing research, the topic of Irish, Scots and Welsh migration to early modern London remains noticeably

in Human capital and empire
Eric Richards

10 The Australasian case A new theatre of British emigration The transition to mass emigration by the 1830s coincided with the extension of the British emigrant flows to their furthest extremity, the Antipodes. Australia became a new theatre of migration which reflected the new circumstances of expatriation. It was colonised from the British Isles in two distinct phases – from the 1780s by convicts and then, in new free mode, in the 1830s. These distinctive flows coincided with decisive changes in Britain itself, exposing the mechanisms and propensities as they

in The genesis of international mass migration
The Welsh in Asia, c.1700–1815
Andrew Mackillop

number of key advantages in the intense competition for Company employment. The historic nature of the country’s links with English society by the early eighteenth century meant that Wales’s entrepreneurial and professional classes were in pole position to gain access to the corporation’s financial, administrative, shipping and mercantile activities. The Welsh were, after all, very well established in the metropole by the second half of the seventeenth century at the latest, with an expatriate community in the 1690s numbering at least

in Wales and the British overseas empire