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Key Concepts in Migration



May 2014 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"Demonstrates that the study of international migration has really come of age. From acculturation to undocumented immigration, the authors consider more than three dozen concepts at the heart of migration studies. Clearly written in a highly readable style, the book is a valuable resource for students and scholars alike."
- Nancy Foner, City University of New York

"This very useful and authoritative compendium explicates thirty-eight concepts central to analysis of international migration. It is accessible to undergraduate students and even can enrich graduate courses. It nicely complements books like The Age of Migration or Exceptional People. Concision is a virtue!"
- Mark J. Miller, University of Delaware

This book provides lucid and intuitive explanations of the most important migration concepts as used in classrooms, among policymakers, and in popular and academic discourse. Arguing that there is a clear need for a better public understanding of migration, it sets out to clarify the field by exploring relevant concepts in a direct and engaging way. Each concept:
  • Includes an easy to understand definition
  • Provides real-world examples
  • Gives suggestions for further reading
  • Is carefully cross-referenced to other related concepts
It is an ideal resource for undergraduate and post-graduate students studying migration in sociology, politics, development and throughout the social sciences, as well as scholars in the field and practitioners in governmental and non-governmental organizations.
 
Introduction
 
Migration
 
Acculturation
 
Alien/Foreigner
 
Assimilation
 
Borders
 
Brain Drain/Gain/Circulation
 
Chain Migration
 
Circular Migration
 
Citizenship
 
Cumulative Causation
 
Denizens
 
Deportation
 
Diaspora
 
Displacement and Internally Displaced Persons
 
Ethnic Enclaves and Ethnic Economies
 
Ethnicity and Ethnic Minorities
 
Family Migration and Reunification
 
Forced Migration
 
Gendered Migration
 
Guestworkers
 
Human Trafficking and Smuggling
 
Integration
 
Internal/Domestic Migration
 
Labour Migration
 
Migrant Networks
 
Migration Stocks and Flows
 
Multiculturalism
 
Refugees and Asylum Seekers
 
Regional Integration and Migration
 
Remittances
 
Restrictionism vs. Open Borders
 
Return Migration
 
Second Generation
 
Selectivity
 
Social Capital
 
Social Cohesion
 
Transnationalism
 
Undocumented (Illegal) Migration

This migration compendium of key terms and concepts offers students a wonderfully accessible and authoritative resource. It will both satisfy their need for a ready-reference volume and stimulate their curiosity to read more and dig deeper.

Russell King
University of Sussex and Malmö University

Key Concepts in Migration demonstrates that the study of international migration has really come of age. From acculturation to undocumented immigration, the authors consider more than three dozen concepts at the heart of migration studies. Clearly written in a highly readable style, the book is a valuable resource for students and scholars alike.

Nancy Foner
City University of New York

This very useful and authoritative compendium explicates thirty-eight concepts central to analysis of international migration. It is accessible to undergraduate students and even can enrich graduate courses. It nicely complements books like The Age of Migration or Exceptional People. Concision is a virtue!

Mark J. Miller
University of Delaware

An essential introduction to ‘Migration’ that is international in scope and rigorous in its attention to the scholars, nuances and debates in the field.

Maggie O'Neill
Durham University

It is impressive how the authors can bring out the most central scholarly debates on, for instance, a concept of ‘ethnicity’ in just a few pages. It draws on most of the revenant scholars within the field... This is a very good and useful tool. The sections are furthermore ended with a number of suggestions for further key readings that overall include much of the relevant literature. .

Martin Bak Jørgensen, Aalborg University
Nordic Journal of Migration Research

Detailed study of a wide range of considerations on migration

Ms Barbara A Kirkpatrick
Department of Humanities, Institute of Technology Carlow
December 4, 2016

The book provides an outstanding overview on current topics currently debated in migration research with very useful references for individual research.

Ms Vanessa Hünnemeyer
Geography , Friedrich Schiller University Jena
February 29, 2016

The material in the book does not align with the core elements of the module.

The module is for level 6 students and the book would be more relevant to Level 4 students.

Mr George Stobbart
School Of Social Sciences And Law, University of Teesside
June 25, 2015

Very clear introduction to the basic concepts of migration and integration. It is especially recommended for students of different levels (pre-graduate and post-graduate ). The recommended bibliography for each concept is sufficient for these levels.

Improvement: In a possible second revision some important concepts could be incorporated (identity, interculturalism, stereotypes and prejudice, racism , etc ... )

Mr Miguel Solana
Department of Geography, Autonomous University of Barcelona
March 19, 2015

Provides a solid foundation for migration research and study

Dr Juliet Thondhlana
School of Education, Nottingham University
March 12, 2015

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