By Laura Jeffery
Based on in-depth ethnographic fieldwork in Mauritius and Crawley (West Sussex), the six chapters discover Chagossians’ hard lives in Mauritius, the mobilisation of the group, reformulations of the fatherland, the politics of tradition in exile, onward migration to Crawley, and makes an attempt to make a house in successive destinations. via an exploration of adjusting representations of the Chagos Archipelago in track lyrics, Jeffery illuminates how displaced humans romanticise their place of birth. delivering additional ethnographic insights into the politics of tradition, she indicates how Chagossians in exile have interaction with contrasting conceptions of tradition starting from expectancies of continuity and authenticity to enactments of swap, loss, and revival.
The e-book will charm quite to social scientists specialising within the fields of migration experiences, the anthropology of displacement, political and felony anthropology, African experiences, Indian Ocean reports, and the anthropology of england, in addition to to readers drawn to the Chagossian case study.
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Chagos Islanders in Mauritius and the UK: Forced displacement and onward migration (New Ethnographies) by Laura Jeffery