Grant-in-Aid for international Scientific Research
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants |
|Research Institution||Faculty of Social Studies, Hitotsubashi University |
KOGA Masanori Faculty of Social Studies, Hitotsubashi University, 社会学部, 教授 (90046897)
HASE Yasuro Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, 工学部, 講師 (90212141)
MIYAKE Hiroyuki Faculty of Social Studies, Hitotsubashi University, 大学院・社会科学研究科博士課程, 日本学術振興会奨励研 (60211596)
USAMI Kumiko Faculty of Social Studies, Hitotsubashi University, 社会学部, 助手 (90193854)
KISO Junko Faculty of Foreign Languages, Osaka University of Foreign Studies, 外国語学部, 非常勤講師
KANEKO Masaru Faculty of Economics, Hosei University, 経済学部, 助教授 (20134637)
YAMAMOTO Yumiko Faculty of Literature, Kawamura Gakuen Woman's University, 文学部, 助教授 (00143339)
TOMINAGA Chizuko Department of Intercultural Studies, Miyagi Gakuin Women's College, 短期大学国際文化科, 助教授 (90217547)
NAITO Masao Institute for the Studies of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo Un, アジア・アフリカ言語・文化研究所, 助教授 (00014506)
HAMAGUCHI Tsuneo Faculty of Foreign Languages, Osaka University of Foreign Studies, 外国語学部, 教授 (70030137)
NAKAMURA Heiji Institute for the Studies of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo Un, アジア・アフリカ言語・文化研究所, 教授 (70014462)
YAMASAKI Toshio Faculty of Economics, Teikyo University, 経済学部, 教授 (20012966)
MATSUI Tohru Faculty of Literature, Kawamura Gakuen Woman's University, 文学部, 教授 (50012969)
DAVID Taylor School of Oriental and African Studies, London University
|Project Period (FY)
1988 – 1990
Completed (Fiscal Year 1990)
|Budget Amount *help
¥22,000,000 (Direct Cost: ¥22,000,000)
Fiscal Year 1990: ¥2,000,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,000,000)
Fiscal Year 1989: ¥13,000,000 (Direct Cost: ¥13,000,000)
Fiscal Year 1988: ¥7,000,000 (Direct Cost: ¥7,000,000)
|Keywords||Indian migrant / migrant society / migrant process / caste organization / religious organizaTion / multi-cultural society / identity / racism|
Main aims of this project is to explore migration process, its causes, connection with native place, social mobility, generation gape in various aspects and social life of Indian migrants in the Commonwealth countries.
It covers more than one thousand sample households from London (Southall and Brent), Leicester, Bladford in the U. K., Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and Toronto in Canada.
Most of Indian migrants in these countries came from the North-Western parts of India, the Panjab and Gujarat, by various reasons. They belong to wide range of caste and religious groups.
Besides the survey of these individual migrant households, it also focuses on the function and structure of various caste, religious and other organizations among Indian migrants, because they seem to play a key role for formation of Indian communities in host society.
Against expectation, migrants' ties with their native place through sending money and letter, and visiting there are very weak. However the connection with their native place through the activities of caste, religious and other organizations seems to be strengthened.
Increasing generation gape exists in various aspects. Among growing second generation, to a greater or lesser extent, there is a trend of returning back to their indigenous culture, facing identity crisis.
In old Indian community, new problems of education and elderly people have arisen, Which will become more and more serious.
It is a noticeable trend that recently caste, religious, and other organizations among Indian migrants have developed their world-wide network, which gives strong impact on Indian communties.