- Space, Time, and Volition: Dimensions of Migration Theory
- War, Natural Disasters, and Forced Migration
- Beyond Transnationalism: An Alternative Perspective on Immigrants’ Homeland Connections
- Economic Effects of Migration: Receiving States
- Economic Effects of Emigration on Sending Countries
- Effects of Migration: Political Parties
- Immigrant Participation
- The Social Effects of Immigration
- Migration and Culture
- Dimensions of Immigration Policy
- Explaining Migration Policy: Historical Perspectives
- Public Opinion and Populism
- Interest Group Politics and Immigration Policy
- Migration and International Relations
- Segmented Assimilation and the American Experience of Asian Immigrant Children
- Pathways of Incorporation for Immigrant Citizens in the United States: Perspectives on Historical Patterns
- Aliens and People of Color: The Multidimensional Relationship of Immigration Policy and Racial Classification in the United States
- Conceptualizing Transborder Communities
- Gender, Family, and Migration
- Immigration, Crime, and Terrorism
- An Enduring Dilemma: Immigration and Organized Labor in Western Europe and the United States
- Regions and Regionalism
- Migration and Citizenship: Normative Debates
- Poles Apart: The Politics of Illegal Immigration in America
Abstract and Keywords
This article begins by suggesting three ways of approaching transnational migrant “culture” that evade the charge of essentialism. It then explores comparatively a range of ethnographic examples of immigrant cultural celebrations, starting with an analysis of homemaking and translocated migrant domestic rituals, from seasonal holidays to weddings, sacrifices, and offerings. Collective public festivals, street processions, and carnivals that inscribe immigrants' presence on their new places of settlement are discussed next. Finally, the article explores the aesthetic products of diaspora, both imported and created, and considers scholarly debates on cultural hybridity and hyphenated, multiple, and situated cultural identities.
Pnina Werbner is Professor Emerita Of Social Anthropology At Keele University.
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