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This front matter section of the book The Sojourner Community: Japanese Migration and Residency in Australia contains the table of contents, preface, acknowledgments and a list of abbreviations, tables and figures. The book focuses on Japanese sojourners within the cultural context of Australia. The first part of the book (Chapters I–III) provides a general discussion on the key concepts and overall patterns of Japanese migration to Australia from a macro-sociological point of view. The second part (Chapters IV–V) presents the findings from the fieldwork to ascertain the characteristic patterns of the movements pertaining to Japanese residency in one particular Australian metropolis. The book concludes with the refinement of the sojourner concept, identifying key aspects of the sojourner community and outlining future possibilities for sociological research.

Keywords: Australia; Japanese migration; Japanese residency; sojourner community



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