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Obliterating Boundaries, Questioning Borders: A Comment on Globalising Migration History

  • Leslie Page Moch (a1)
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1 McKeown, Adam, “Global Migration, 1846–1940”, Journal of World History, 15:2 (2004), pp. 156157 .

2 See, for example, Page Moch, Leslie, The Pariahs of Yesterday: Breton Migrants in Paris (Durham, NC, 2012); Siegelbaum, Lewis H. and Moch, Leslie Page, Broad Is My Native Land: Repertoires and Regimes of Migration in Russia’s Twentieth Century (Ithaca, NY, 2014). For an extraordinary entry into the literature on the Great Migration, see Wilkerson, Isabel, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration (New York, 2010); and Gregory, James, The Southern Diaspora: How The Great Migrations of Black and White Southerners Transformed America (Chapel Hill, NC, 2005).

3 See Hochstadt, Steve, Mobility and Modernity: Migration in Germany, 1820–1989 (Ann Arbor, MI, 1999).

4 Siegelbaum and Moch, Broad Is My Native Land, chs 4 and 5.

5 Ibid., pp. 289–300; Viola, Lynne, The Unknown Gulag: The Lost World of Stalin’s Special Settlements (Oxford, 2007).

6 Lucassen, Jan and Lucassen, Leo (eds), Globalising Migration History. The Eurasian Experience (16 th –21 st Centuries) (Leiden, 2014), p. 18 .

7 To cite one inclusive example of the many publications that have appeared this century, Hoerder, Dirk, van Nederveen Meerkerk, Elise, and Neunsinger, Silke (eds), Towards a Global History of Domestic and Caregiving Workers (Leiden, 2015).

8 See, for an excellent founding example, Perreñas, Rhacel, Servants of Globalization: Women, Migration, and Domestic Work (Stanford, CA, 2001). For the “feminization of migration”, see Schrover, Marlou, “Feminization and Problematization of Migration: Europe in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries”, in Dirk Hoerder and Amarjit Kaur (eds), Proletarian and Gendered Mass Migrations: A Global Perspective on Continuities and Discontinuities from the 19 th to the 21 st Centuries (Leiden, 2013), pp. 103131 .

9 Donato, Katharine and Gabaccia, Donna, Gender and International Migration: From the Slavery Era to the Global Age (New York, 2015).

10 Scott, James, The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia (New Haven, CT, 2009).

11 Adam McKeown, “A Different Transition: Human Mobility in China, 1600–1900”, in Lucassen and Lucassen, Globalising Migration History, pp. 279, 281.

12 Lucassen and Lucassen, Globalising Migration History, p. 428.

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