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Author Chan, Kwok-bun. author.

Title Return Migrants in Hong Kong, Singapore and Israel Choices, Stresses and Coping / by Kwok-bun Chan, Wai-wan Vivien Chan
Edition 1st ed. 2021
Published Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2021
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Contents Chapter 1: Introduction - Cost-and-Benefit Analysis: Decision-Making in Migration -- Chapter 2: The Hong Kong Study -- Chapter 3: The Singapore Study -- Chapter 4: The Israel Study -- Chapter 5: Conclusion
Summary This insightful volume explores the experiences of ethnic migrants returning to Hong Kong, Singapore, and Israel. Return migrants who were exposed to western culture and society undergo personal transformations that significantly impact their views on values such as gender, individualism, democracy, tradition, and individual autonomy. To evaluate how well these individuals are able to reintegrate back into their native countries, the authors conducted a thorough comparative study between returnees in the three research sites through in-depth interviews, ethnographic fieldwork, and analyses of government policies. Among the topics discussed: Family as a strategic middle ground between the individual and society The social psychology of coping and adaptation Public, outer historical, and macro forces that shape returnees' experiences Comparisons and contrasts between two primarily Chinese societies, along with one racially and culturally different Western society Cost-and-benefit analyses of decision-making in migration Return Migrants in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Israel is a compelling new perspective on the migrant experience drawn from in-depth research on returnees across three countries and a variety of circumstances
In Springer Nature eBook
Subject Ethnopsychology.
Culture-Study and teaching
Social groups.
Form Electronic book
Author Chan, Wai-wan Vivien. author.
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ISBN 9783030409630