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This volume explores the role and history of migration and diaspora within the Portuguese empire, investigating what role colonial communities and diaspora have had in shaping the Portuguese empire and its heritage. The book consists of twelve case studies which look at topics such as Portuguese migration to Africa, the Ismaili and the Swiss presence in Mozambique, the Goanese in East Africa, the Chinese in Brazil, and the history of the African presence in Portugal. 


Description

This volume explores the role and history of migration and diaspora within the Portuguese empire, investigating what role colonial communities and diaspora have had in shaping the Portuguese empire and its heritage. The book consists of twelve case studies which look at topics such as Portuguese migration to Africa, the Ismaili and the Swiss presence in Mozambique, the Goanese in East Africa, the Chinese in Brazil, and the history of the African presence in Portugal. 


Contents

List of Illustrations
Notes of Contributors
Introduction: Portugal, Empire and Migrations; E.Morier-Genoud & M.Cahen
PART I: LONGUE-DUREE MIGRATIONS IN AND AROUND THE PORTUGUESE EMPIRE
'Portuguese' Diasporas: A Survey of the Scholarly Literature; E.Alpers & M.Ball
Africans in Portuguese Society: Classification Ambiguities and Colonial Realities; I.C.Henriques
PART II: COLONIAL MIGRATIONS IN THE THIRD PORTUGUESE EMPIRE
Colonial Migration to Angola and Mozambique: Constraints and Illusions; C.Castelo
Imperial Actors? Cape Verdean Mentality in the Portuguese Empire Under the Estado Novo, 1926–1974; A.Keese
Unlike the other Whites? The Swiss in Mozambique under Colonialism; S.Chichava
The Ismailis of Mozambique. History of a Twofold Migration (late 19th Century-1975); N.Khouri & J.P.Leite
PART III: MIGRATIONS AT THE MARGINS OF THE THIRD EMPIRE
Representing the Portuguese Empire: Goan Consuls in British East Africa, c.1920-1950; M.Frenz
The Making of a Portuguese Community in South Africa, 1900-1994; C.Glaser
From Mozambique to Brazil: The 'Good Portuguese' of the Chinese Athletic Club; L.Macagno
PART IV: IDEOLOGY AND HERITAGE
Luso-African Intimacies: Conceptions of National and Transnational Community; R.Williams
'Mundo Pretuguês': Colonial and Postcolonial Diasporic Dis/articulations; A.Vakil
'Portugal is in the Sky': Conceptual Considerations on Communities, Lusitanity and Lusophony; M.Cahen
Conclusion: Decolonization and Diaspora; J.Darwin
Bibliography
Index


Authors

ERIC MORIER-GENOUD is a lecturer in African and Imperial History at Queen's University Belfast, UK. He has written extensively on religion and on politics in Southern Africa, and he works presently on missionaries and transnational sciences and politics as well as war, memory and memorial in contemporary Mozambique. He is co-editor of the journal Social Sciences and Missions and co-author (with Caroline Jeannerat and Didier Péclard) of Embroiled: Swiss Churches, South Africa and Apartheid.

MICHEL CAHEN is a senior researcher at the Centre national de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) at Bordeaux Political Studies Institute, France.