Faculty Book: Nan M. Sussman
Nan M. Sussman
Return Migration and Identity: A Global Phenomenon, a Hong Kong Case
(Hong Kong University Press, 2011)
This book examines cultural identity shifts and population flows during the period between the Sino-British Joint Declaration in 1984 and the early years of Hong Kong’s new status as a special administrative region after 1997. Nearly a million residents of Hong Kong migrated to North America, Europe, and Australia in the 1990s; as they return home, there are anxieties, anticipations, and hardships. This work of cross-cultural psychology explores many personal stories of return migration, revealing the world perspectives of migrants and their families, friends, and coworkers. The interviews and analyses help illustrate individual choices and identity profiles during this period of unusual cultural flexibility and behavioral adjustment. Nan Sussman (Assoc. Prof., Staten Island) is on the doctoral faculty in psychology.
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Submitted on: FEB 24, 2011