The ‘Introduction’ outlines the context of this study in terms of the concept of super-diversity and dichotomies in migration studies, such as that of privileged and victimized migrants. Debnár locates this book in the emerging field of white migrations that aims to blur the dividing line between such dyads found in migration studies. He focuses on deconstructing the highly privileged image of white migrants through a discussion of: (1) migration patterns and motivations, (2) reproduction and limits of the white privilege in migration, and (3) presumed cosmopolitanism of these migrants. By focusing on the case of Europeans in Japan, Debnár attempts to unveil a variety of migration patterns and (re)interpret the social and economic consequences of these migrations in a new light.


Migration Pattern Migration Study White Privilege Foreign Population Student Migration 
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyDoshisha UniversityKyotoJapan

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