Looking For Magnolias: Documenting The Migrational Self Through Lens-Based Practice.

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Looking for Magnolias: Documenting the Migrational Self Through Lens-Based Practice.



Migration and Globalization

Merriam-Webster Third International diary introduced the phenomenon of Globalization for the very first time in 1961 that was convoluted as the political, economical as well as cultural assimilation of people and nations into a large community. The trend of contemporary globalization was geared up by the increase in the technology. Most of the scholars of the economics, geography, anthropology as well as aesthetics highlight techno-economic triggers as catalyst of globalization in terms of transnational exchange of the cultural values and norms. Moreover, contemporary globalization can be defined as a process of aiding indigenous people by integration the migrants with the culture of the host country. However, t should be noticed that the amalgamation of the people thorough migration may induce sharper challenges of identify loss if the migrants are exaggeratedly integrated in the culture of the host country at the cost of their aboriginal values and norms (Aman Jr, 1994, p 1).

Theories of Globalization and Migration post-World War II

The theory of globalization extricates the transnational exchange of cultural values as a compression of world in terms of exaggerated realization of the world as whole. The logic behind the theory supports the idea of global interdependence as well as perception of the world as a whole that gears up the contemporary shape of the world (Pieterse, 2009, p. 25-26). The sharpen concept of the contemporary globalization is the underlying basis of the ever increasing trend of the migration. The theory of migration elucidates the concept of migration of the people as momentously complicated phenomenon that exerts prominently visible impression on the overall life of the migrants.

The Nitty-gritty of the Adam Smith's concept of Invisible hand extricates the reality of the economy as the reflection of people act to facilitate their own interest. This concept is applicable in defining the people urge behind the transnational migration (Kennedy, 2009, p. 239-263). Moreover, the micro level theory of the migration suggests that the migrants should have willingness as well as authority to make their own decision related to the migration. Furthermore, the logic of the neoclassical economic theory is exceptionally supporting to elucidate the underlying reasons behind the migration of the people. According to it, the people usually migrate to avail some economic opportunities in or in case of prominent affiliation with the host country. However, it should be noticed that the migration of the people might be coercive such as in case of prisoner and slaves (Black, & Thomas, 2011, p.1). The trend of migration was at its peak during the World War II. The most prominent example of migration in the WWII is the Holocaust. Holocaust is the result of the coercive migration of the Jewish people in the Europe. The intention of the migration was to ensure the survival of the Jewish people at the time of war. However, it should be noticed that the migration exerted prominent impression on the cultural as well as religious values of ...