Post-colonial Immigrants and Identity Formations in the Netherlands

Post-colonial Immigrants and Identity Formations in the Netherlands

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This book explores the Dutch post-colonial migrant experience within the context of a wider European debate. Over 60 years and three generations of migration history is presented, while also surveying an impressive body of post-colonial literature, much of which has never reached an international audience. While other research focuses on one or, at most, two groups, post-colonial migrants are treated here as a distinct analytical category with a unique relationship to the receiving society. After all, over 90 per cent were Dutch citizens before even reaching the Netherlands, as they did in huge waves between 1945 and 1980. Together they constitute 6 per cent of today's Dutch population. So, how did they form their identities? What were relationships with locals like? How have second and third generations responded? Post-Colonial Immigrants and Identity Formations in the Netherlands offers the germane scholarship on one particular country with a particularly rich history to readers worldwide.
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2012
ISBN: 9781283698443
1283698447
9789048517312
9048517311
9789089644541
904851732X
9789048517329
Characteristics: 1 online resource (244 pages)
Additional Contributors: Bosma, Ulbe 1962-

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