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

BySabine Marschall

chapter 2|21 pages

‘Travelling memories’

The homemaking practices of skilled mobile settlers
ByRosie Roberts

chapter 3|21 pages

Material culture, memory and commemoration

Family and community celebrations and connections to ‘home’ among Asian Indian immigrants
ByCaroline B. Brettell

chapter 4|19 pages

Remembrance, cultural performance and travel

The Greek migrants of Brasilia and the panigiri festival
ByStylianos Kostas

chapter 5|19 pages

Gallipoli revisited

Transnational and transgenerational memory among Turkish and Sikh communities in Australia
ByBurcu Cevik-Compiegne, Josef Ploner

chapter 6|21 pages

‘To live in France’

The confluence of tourism, memory, migration and war
ByBertram M. Gordon

chapter 7|21 pages

Pajouste Forest, 23 August 1941

Memory, migration and massacre
ByAron Mazel

chapter 8|24 pages

Old homes made new

American Jews travelling to Eastern Europe from 1920 to the present
ByOskar Czendze, Jason Francisco

chapter 9|19 pages

The Macanese Encontros

Remembrance in diaspora ‘homecomings’
ByMariana Pinto Leitão Pereira

chapter 10|24 pages

Dinner in the homeland

Memory, food and the Armenian diaspora
ByCarel Bertram

chapter 11|21 pages

Memoryscapes of the homeland by two generations of British Bangladeshis

ByMd Farid Miah, Russell King

chapter 12|22 pages

Translocal narratives of memory, place and belonging

Second-generation Turkish-Germans’ home-making upon ‘return’ to Turkey
ByNilay Kılınç, Russell King

chapter 13|11 pages


BySabine Marschall