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Ethnicity and Globalization
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Ethnicity and Globalization

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July 2000 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book, written by one of the leading authorities on migration, traces the growth of global migration since 1945, showing how it has produced fundamental economic, social and cultural changes in most parts of the world.

Using techniques of comparative analysis the book shows the gap between global migration and policy. As the postwar demand for labour outstripped supply, flows of ethnic migration were encouraged throughout the developed Western countries. The rooting of new ethnicities in different soils was neither planned or managed effectively. The book shows how the economic demand for work has been supplemented by the demand from asylum seekers to recognize injustice and oppression. The book also examines the emergence of multicultural societies and the impact of this on traditional concepts of citizenship, culture and identity.

 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
 
Thirty Years of Research on Migration and Multicultural Societies
 
PART TWO: WESTERN EUROPE: THE 'GUESTS' WHO STAYED
 
The Function of Labour Migration in Western Europe
 
The Social Time-Bomb
Education of an Underclass in West Germany

 
 
The Guest-Worker in Western Europe
An Obituary

 
 
PART THREE: THE GLOBALIZATION OF MIGRATION
 
Migration and Minorities in Europe
Perspectives for the 1990s - Eleven Hypotheses

 
 
Contract Labour Migration
 
Migrations in the Asia-Pacific Region
Before and After the Crisis

 
 
Globalization and Migration
Some Pressing Contradictions

 
 
PART FOUR: MULTICULTURAL SOCIETIES AS A CHALLENGE TO THE NATION-STATE
 
Multicultural Citizenship
The Australian Experience

 
 
Explaining Racism in the New Germany
 
The Racisms of Globalization
 
Citizenship and the Other in the Age of Migration

` This book is not only an historical account of migration research, it also serves as a starting point for future research, providing good and new ideas for research on a very complex matter, i.e. the relationship between globalization, migration and racism' - The Ethnic Conflict Research Digest


". . . With its generally clear exposition and a structure that is logical and even dramatic, this illuminating book deserves wide use in the classroom and beyond."

CANADIAN REVIEW OF STUDIES IN NATIONALISM, XXIX (2002)

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