Migration and forcible displacement are growing and impactful dynamics of the current global age. These processes generate mobility flows, travel patterns and touristic behaviour driven by personal and collective memories. The chapters in this book highlight the importance of travel and tourism for enabling such memories and memory-based identity practices to unfold.

This book investigates how diasporic communities, transnational migrants, refugees and the internally displaced recreate home in their host place of residence through material culture, performativity and social relations; and how involuntary tangible and intangible stimuli evoke memories of home. It explores an array of diverse geographical contexts, balancing ethnographic vignettes of contemporary migrant societies with archival research providing historical accounts that reach back more than a century.

Memory, Migration and Travel makes an original contribution by linking the emergent field of memory studies to the disciplines of tourism and migration/diaspora studies, and will be of interest to students and researchers in the fields of tourism, geography, migration/diaspora studies, anthropology and sociology.

chapter 1|23 pages

Memory, migration and travel


chapter 2|21 pages

‘Travelling memories’

The homemaking practices of skilled mobile settlers

chapter 3|21 pages

Material culture, memory and commemoration

Family and community celebrations and connections to ‘home’ among Asian Indian immigrants

chapter 4|19 pages

Remembrance, cultural performance and travel

The Greek migrants of Brasilia and the panigiri festival

chapter 5|19 pages

Gallipoli revisited

Transnational and transgenerational memory among Turkish and Sikh communities in Australia

chapter 6|21 pages

‘To live in France’

The confluence of tourism, memory, migration and war

chapter 7|21 pages

Pajouste Forest, 23 August 1941

Memory, migration and massacre

chapter 8|24 pages

Old homes made new

American Jews travelling to Eastern Europe from 1920 to the present

chapter 9|19 pages

The Macanese Encontros

Remembrance in diaspora ‘homecomings’

chapter 10|24 pages

Dinner in the homeland

Memory, food and the Armenian diaspora

chapter 12|22 pages

Translocal narratives of memory, place and belonging

Second-generation Turkish-Germans’ home-making upon ‘return’ to Turkey

chapter 13|11 pages