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Title Post-colonial immigrants and identity formations in the Netherlands / edited by Ulbe Bosma.
Imprint Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2012.

Series IMISCOE Research
IMISCOE research.
Subject Immigrants -- Netherlands.
Group identity -- Netherlands.
Netherlands -- Emigration and immigration.
Alt Name Bosma, Ulbe, 1962-
Description 1 online resource (244 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Post-colonial immigrants and identity formations in the Netherlands / Ulbe Bosma -- Dutch politicians, the Dutch nation and the dynamics of post-colonial citizenship / Guno Jones -- Representations of post-colonial migrants in discussions on intermarriage in the Netherlands, 1945-2005 / Charlotte Laarman -- Group-related or host state-related? Understanding the historical development of Surinamese organisations in Amsterdam, 1965-2000 / Floris Vermeulen and Anja van Heelsum -- Post-colonial migrant festivals in the Netherlands / Marga Alferink -- Closing the 'KNIL chapter': A key moment in identity formation of Moluccans in the Netherlands / Fridus Steijlen -- Tjalie Robinson (1911-1974): A mediator between East and West / Wim Willems -- History brought home: Post-colonial migrations and the Dutch rediscovery of slavery / Gert Oostindie -- Cultural memory and Indo-Dutch identity formations / Pamela Pattynama -- Why is there no post-colonial debate in the Netherlands? / Ulbe Bosma.
Note Print version record.
Summary This book explores the Dutch post-colonial migrant experience within the context of a wider European debate. Over 60 years and three generations of migration history is presented, while also surveying an impressive body of post-colonial literature, much of which has never reached an international audience. While other research focuses on one or, at most, two groups, post-colonial migrants are treated here as a distinct analytical category with a unique relationship to the receiving society. After all, over 90 per cent were Dutch citizens before even reaching the Netherlands, as they did in huge waves between 1945 and 1980. Together they constitute 6 per cent of today's Dutch population. So, how did they form their identities? What were relationships with locals like? How have second and third generations responded? Post-Colonial Immigrants and Identity Formations in the Netherlands offers the germane scholarship on one particular country with a particularly rich history to readers worldwide.
Note En.
ISBN 9789048517312 (electronic bk.)
9048517311 (electronic bk.)
9089644547 (paper)
9789089644541 (paper)
OCLC # 820844039
Additional Format Print version: Post-colonial immigrants and identity formations in the Netherlands. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2012] 9789089644541 (DLC) 2013367088 (OCoLC)809911315