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Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship

Race, Education, and Citizenship

Mobile Malaysians, British Colonial Legacies, and a Culture of Migration

Authors: Koh, Sin Yee

  • Places mobile Malaysians’ migration geographies in the context of a culture of migration developed alongside the British colonial legacies of race, education, and citizenship
  • Considers the role of race and education has become a key factor in institutionalising mobile Malaysians' migration
  • Shows how legacies of colonialism initiate and propagate migration
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About this book

Transnational skilled migrants are often thought of as privileged migrants with flexible citizenship. This book challenges this assumption by examining the diverse migration trajectories, experiences and dilemmas faced by tertiary-educated mobile Malaysian migrants through a postcolonial lens. It argues that mobile Malaysians’ culture of migration can be understood as an outcome and consequence of British colonial legacies – of race, education, and citizenship – inherited and exacerbated by the post-colonial Malaysian state. Drawing from archival research and interviews with respondents in Singapore, United Kingdom, and Malaysia, this book examines how mobile Malaysians make sense of their migration lives, and contextualizes their stories to the broader socio-political structures in colonial Malaya and post-colonial Malaysia. Showing how legacies of colonialism initiate, facilitate, and propagate migration in a multi-ethnic, post-colonial migrant-sending country beyond the end of colonial rule, this text is a key read for scholars of migration, citizenship, ethnicity, nationalism and postcolonialism.

About the authors

Sin Yee Koh is Assistant Professor of Geography at the Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei. Her research, positioned at the intersection of migration studies and urban studies, is informed by three areas of interest: (1) postcolonial geography; (2) migration/mobilities and citizenship; and (3) urbanization, inequality and social change.

Reviews

“This is a scholarly and beautifully crafted account of contemporary Malaysian cultures of migration and the ways in which they are shaped by British colonial legacies of race, education and citizenship. It is a welcome addition to postcolonial and migration studies, not least because of its theoretical and methodological innovation.” (Caroline Knowles, Professor of Sociology, Goldsmiths University of London, UK)

“Drawing on a postcolonial approach, Mobile Malaysians interrogates the connection between Malaysia’s race-based affirmative action policies and the development of a culture of “education-induced” migration among Chinese Malaysians. Koh effectively argues that the real impact of colonial legacies on contemporary migration works through taken-for-granted understandings of race, education and citizenship in Malaysia. This is a line of questioning that would be of interest to scholars of migration, postcolonialism, citizenship and ethnonational identities.” (Brenda Yeoh, Professor, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore, Singapore)

“This volume provides a rich analysis of how race, citizenship and education have become entangled in colonial and postcolonial politics. It offers important and original contributions to research on international student migration and will become a hallmark study in the field.” (Parvati Raghuram, Professor of Geography and Migration, The Open University, UK)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Koh, Sin Yee

    Pages 1-47

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  • British Colonial Legacies and the Making of Malay(si)a

    Koh, Sin Yee

    Pages 49-105

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  • A Culture of Migration

    Koh, Sin Yee

    Pages 107-158

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  • Education-Migration Pathways and the (Re)Production of Race

    Koh, Sin Yee

    Pages 159-188

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  • Interpreting and Practising Citizenship

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    Pages 189-222

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eBook 109,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-50344-2
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 140,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-50343-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Race, Education, and Citizenship
Book Subtitle
Mobile Malaysians, British Colonial Legacies, and a Culture of Migration
Authors
Series Title
Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-50344-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-50344-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50343-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 293
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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