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Migrants of the British Diaspora Since the 1960s: Stories From Modern Nomads

A. James Hammerton

Abstract

This is the first social history to explore the experience of British emigrants from the peak years of the 1960s to the emigration resurgence of the turn of the twentieth century. It scrutinises migrant experiences in Australia, Canada and New Zealand alongside other countries. The book challenges the assumption that the ‘British diaspora’ ended in the 1960s, and explores its gradual reinvention from a postwar migration of austerity to a modern migration of prosperity. Building on previous oral histories of British emigration to single countries in postwar years, it offers a different way of w ... More

Keywords: British diaspora, migration of austerity, migration of prosperity, oral histories, mentalities, emigrants of colour, serial migration, women migrants, discretionary migration, nomadic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781526116574
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526116574.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

A. James Hammerton, author
La Trobe University