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Published: 31 August 2011

224 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719084300

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Chagos Islanders in Mauritius and the UK

Forced Displacement and Onward Migration

Laura Jeffery

Published by Manchester University Press

New Ethnographies

  • Contributing to the anthropology of displacement, the book illustrates how displaced people romanticise their homeland through an exploration of changing representations of the Chagos Archipelago in song lyrics
  • Offering ethnographic insights into the politics of culture, the book shows how Chagossians engage with contrasting conceptions of culture, ranging from expectations of continuity and authenticity to enactments of change, loss, and revival
  • Provides a unique ethnographic comparative study of forced displacement and onward migration within the living memory of one community

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