Multiple Identities

Migrants, Ethnicity, and Membership

Edited by Paul R. Spickard

Contributions by Enzo Colombo, Mira Foster, Serine Gunnarsson, Florence Lévy, Marylène Lieber, Karina Mukazhanova, Saara Pellander, Gaia Peruzzi, Anna Rastas, Paola Rebughini, Katarzyna Warminska and Saija Westerlund-Cook

Published by: Indiana University Press

344 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in, 3 b&w illus.

  • Paperback
  • 9780253008077
  • Published: April 2013


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  • Hardcover
  • 9780253008046
  • Published: April 2013


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  • 9780253008114
  • Published: April 2013


In recent years, Europeans have engaged in sharp debates about migrants and minority groups as social problems. The discussions usually neglect who these people are, how they live their lives, and how they identify themselves. Multiple Identities describes how migrants and minorities of all age groups experience their lives and manage complex, often multiple, identities, which alter with time and changing circumstances. The contributors consider minorities who have received a lot of attention, such as Turkish Germans, and some who have received little, such as Kashubians and Tartars in Poland and Chinese in Switzerland. They also examine international adoption and cross-cultural relationships and discuss some models for multicultural success.