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Migrants or Expatriates? Americans in Europe

von Koppenfels, Amanda Klekowski (2014) Migrants or Expatriates? Americans in Europe. Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship . Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 330 pp. ISBN 978-0-230-29696-1. (doi:10.1057/9781137316301) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

While overseas Americans (American migrants) are often seen as short-term corporate transferees or backpackers, there are many other Americans – estimates range from 2 to 7 million – living overseas. Migrants or Expatriates? Americans in Europe examines the migration, integration and transnational engagement of Americans living in France, Germany and the United Kingdom. What has led them to leave the United States? How does their integration in Europe proceed? This book explores both of these questions, while also examining the case of overseas American political engagement in the United States. Drawing on almost 900 survey responses and over 100 in-depth interviews carried out with Americans in Berlin, Paris and London, Migrants or Expatriates? challenges assumptions about who overseas Americans are, and, more broadly, who migrants are.

Item Type: Book
DOI/Identification number: 10.1057/9781137316301
Uncontrolled keywords: American migrants, American immigrants, political transnationalism, expatriates, France, Germany, United Kingdom, accidental migrant, marriage migration
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Amanda Klekowski von Koppenfels
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2014 14:37 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:51 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/38298 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
von Koppenfels, Amanda Klekowski: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8322-3693
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