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The SAGE Handbook of International Migration

The SAGE Handbook of International Migration

First Edition
Edited by:

November 2019 | 688 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The SAGE Handbook of International Migration provides an authoritative and informed analysis of key issues in international migration, including its crucial significance far beyond the more traditional questions of immigrant settlement and incorporation in particular countries. Bringing together chapters contributed by an international cast of leading voices in the field, the Handbook is arranged around four key thematic parts:

  • Part 1: Disciplinary Perspectives on Migration
  • Part 2: Historical and Contemporary Flows of Migrants
  • Part 3: Theory, Policy and the Factors Affecting Incorporation
  • Part 4: National and Global Policy Challenges in Migration

The last three decades have seen the rapid increase and diversification in the types of international migration, and this Handbook has been created to meet the need among academics and researchers across the social sciences, policy makers and commentators for a definitive publication which provides a range of perspectives and insights into key themes and debates in the field.

Christine Inglis and Wei Li
Chapter 1: Introduction: Understanding Migration
Part 1: Inter-Disciplinary Perspectives on Migration
Christine Inglis
Chapter 2: Part 1 Introduction: Disciplinary Perspectives on International Migration
Mary M. Kritz
Chapter 3: Demography
Habibul Khondker
Chapter 4: Development Studies and Migration
Gudrun Biffl
Chapter 5: Economics and Migration
James A. Banks
Chapter 6: Education, Citizenship and International Migration
Usha Ziegelmayer, Johannes Herbeck & Felicitas Hillmann
Chapter 7: Environmental Studies and Migration
Emily Skop
Chapter 8: Geography and Migration
Dirk Hoerder
Chapter 9: History
Sue Wright
Chapter 10: Migration, Linguistics and Sociolinguistics
Peter Scholten
Chapter 11: Migration and the Policy Sciences
Part 2: Historical and Contemporary Flows of Migrants
Wei Li
Chapter 12: Part 2 Introduction: International Migration Flows
Dirk Hoerder
Chapter 13: Historical Patterns of Migration Prior to the Mid-20th Century
Phillip Martin
Chapter 14: Rethinking Global Migration Flows
Eleonore Kofman
Chapter 15: Gender and the Feminisation of Migration
Aderanti Adepoju
Chapter 16: Regional and Intercontinental Migration in Sub-Saharan Africa
Mohammed Charef
Chapter 17: Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
Binod Khadria
Chapter 18: South Asian Migration
Sakkarin Niyomsilpa
Chapter 19: International Migration Trends and Policies in Southeast Asia
Huiyao Wang, Lu Miao, Jingmin Yang, & Yicheng Jiang
Chapter 20: International Migration in East Asia
Richard Bedford
Chapter 21: Australasia and the Pacific Islands
Marcela Cerrutti & Emilio Parrado
Chapter 22: Migrations in South America
Claudia Masferrer, Silvia E. Giorguli-Saucedo, Víctor M. García-Guerrero
Chapter 23: Contemporary Migration Patterns in North and Central America
Agata Gorny & Pawel Kaczmarczyk
Chapter 24: European Migration Transition in the Context of Post-enlargement Migration from and into Central and Eastern Europe
Sergey V. Ryazantsev
Chapter 25: International Migration Trends and Policies in Russia and Eurasia
Part 3: Theory, Policy and the Factors Affecting Incorporation
Christine Inglis
Chapter 26: Part 3 Introduction: Theory, Policy and the Factors Affecting Incorporation
Richard Alba & Victor Nee
Chapter 27: Assimilation
Peter Kivisto
Chapter 28: Multiculturalism and Immigration
Derya Özkul
Chapter 29: Transnationalism
Jan Rath, Giacomo Solano, & Veronique Schultjens
Chapter 30: Migrant Entrepreneurship and Transnational Links
Anthony Heath & Laurence Lessard-Phillips
Chapter 31: Inequality and the Structure of Educational Opportunity and Institutions
Sue Wright & Claudia Viggiano
Chapter 32: Language and Incorporation
David Kaplan
Chapter 33: Spatial Concentrations and Ghettos
Tuomas Martikainen
Chapter 34: The Role of Religion in Migrant Incorporation
Anna Tsalapatanis
Chapter 35: Citizenship
John Solomos
Chapter 36: Racism and the Age of Super Diversity
Part 4: National and Global Policy Challenges in Migration
Binod Khadaria
Chapter 37: Part 4 Introduction: National and Global Policy Challenges in Migration
John Connell & Richard Brown
Chapter 38: Remittances and Migrants. Altruism, Insurance, Investment and Development
Jean-Michel Lafleur
Chapter 39: Migration and State Concerns about the Emigration & Welfare of their Citizens
Howard Duncan
Chapter 40: Trends in International, National and Local Policies on Migrant Entry and Integration
Kathleen Newland & Susan Fratzke
Chapter 41: Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Heli Askola
Chapter 42: Migration and the State's Focus on Human Trafficking as a Security Issue

An exciting and rich treasure trove of articles by many leading migration scholars, providing extraordinarily broad coverage of topics on theory and policy within a truly multidisciplinary and international framework. The Handbook will be a valuable resource for students and scholars alike.   

Nancy Foner
Professor of Sociology, Hunter College and Graduate Center, City University of New York

Scholars, students, and policy makers will discover a comprehensive overview of research and theories on international migration in this excellent collection of essays edited by Christine Inglis, Wei Li and Binod Khadria. A distinctive contribution of this publication is its multidisciplinary approach that surveys the state of knowledge on the forces that drive international movements and also on what happens to migrants in their destinations.  The volume includes chapters on historical and contemporary migration covering almost every world region, written by a diverse range of scholars and researchers from the East and South as well as from the West and North. It will be an essential reference for many years to come.

Charles Hirschman
Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, University of Washington

This handbook of International Migration outlines in 42 chapters the state-of-the-art of migration studies in the widest sense, including settlement processes of migrants and policies that try to “manage” these processes. Its scope is global and its focus is on recent movements across borders. The line-up of authors is impressive: some 50 experts, representing all relevant disciplines are chosen to write on their specific topics. It is this combination of the broad delineation of the field of migration and settlement, the global coverage of these topics and the diversity of authors that makes it a recommendable Handbook.

Rinus Penninx
University of Amsterdam

The SAGE Handbook of International Migration is an exceptional addition to the growing list of references on one of the mega-trends of our times.  The various handbooks, including this one, have different offerings: some are references on migration in general, others are specific to international migration, and some focus on particular aspects (e.g., migration data, or migration and health, and economics of international migration, among others). The SAGE Handbook is a rich volume covering four themes: interdisciplinary perspectives of migration; historical and contemporary flows of migrants; theory, policy and the factors affecting incorporation; and national and global policy challenges in migration.   The contributions of the different disciplines to migration studies, the attention to both historical and contemporary flows, the comprehensive geographical scope, and the multi-level analyses spanning from the local to the global make for an insightful and exhaustive compilation of essays on our world in motion. 

Marla Asis
Director of Research and Publications, Scalabrini Migration Center

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