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Nuer Journeys, Nuer Lives: Sudanese Refugees in Minnesota (Part of the New Immigrants Series),9780205296798

Nuer Journeys, Nuer Lives: Sudanese Refugees in Minnesota (Part of the New Immigrants Series)

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9780205296798

ISBN10:
0205296793
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

This book examines contemporary migration to the United States through a surprising and compelling case study the Nuer of Sudan, whose traditional life represents one of the most important case studies in the history of anthropology. In understanding the experiences of the Nuer, readers will not only gain insights into the world of the refugee problem and the role of immigration in the Unites States, they will also learn about the features of Nuer life which are considered a standard part of the anthropology curriculum. The book juxtaposes elements of Nuer culture which are well-known within anthropology and featured in most anthropology textbooks with new developments arising from the immigration of many other Nuer to the U.S. in the 1990s as refugees from civil war in southern Sudan. Consequently, this book will fit well within existing anthropology curricula, while providing an important update on descriptions of traditional life. In addition to fascinating vignettes and case studies, this book provides an opportunity to examine issues of current importance within anthropology, such as social change, transnationalism, displacement, and diaspora in a way which is easy to understand and through a familiar example. For anyone interested in cultural anthropology, race, and ethnicity.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Series ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1(1)
The Nuer
2(5)
The War in Sudan
7(2)
The Context of Fieldwork
9(4)
Nuer Journeys: War, Flight, And Resettlement
13(16)
The International Refugee Problem
14(1)
The War in Southern Sudan
15(7)
The Camps in Kenya
22(2)
Applying for Resettlement
24(5)
The Birth of a Community
29(22)
Getting Started in the United States
30(3)
Patterns of Resettlement
33(4)
Nuer in Minnesota: An Overview
37(4)
Becoming a ``Community''
41(1)
The Basis of Nuer Community in Sudan
42(1)
Transformations in Minnesota
43(2)
Mutual Assistance Associations
45(6)
Jobs, Welfare, College, and Cars
51(20)
Lifestyle
52(3)
Economic Life
55(4)
Making a Living
59(5)
A Car is a Bad Cow
64(6)
Conclusion
70(1)
Gender, Generation, and Family Change
71(36)
Nuer Family Life in Sudan
72(3)
Refugee Flight and the Nuer Family
75(3)
Changing Gender Relations in Minnesota
78(11)
From Domestic Conflict to Domestic Violence
89(6)
Discussion
95(1)
Children's Issues
96(1)
Parental Guidance
97(2)
Older Children and Youth
99(1)
School
100(3)
Starting Families in the United States
103(2)
Conclusion
105(2)
Nuer Refugees in the American Community
107(26)
The American Community and its Response
108(2)
Understanding the Nuer
110(2)
American Images of the Nuer: Race and Refugees
112(6)
Formal Contexts of Interaction
118(5)
Nuer Refugees in American Churches
123(5)
Transforming Americans
128(2)
Conclusion
130(3)
Looking Forward 133(4)
References 137


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