Internal Migration Geographical Perspectives and Processes
Over the last two decades there have been numerous profound changes in UK society which have had an impact on the scale, geographies, meaning and experiences of internal migration. Providing a critical appraisal of migration scholarship from the perspective of Geography, reviewing theory, substantive foci and method, this book demonstrates how sub-national migration in the UK gives rise to and reflects new patterns of population, housing, economies and cultures. Each chapter is written by a Population Geographer together with a scholar representing another Human Geography sub-discipline thus providing a cross-disciplinary perspective on a specific aspect of migration. Critically reviewing and setting an agenda for internal migration scholarship from a spatial perspective, this book will be of interest to academics and students of Geography and other disciplines concerned with migration, both within the UK and further afield.
’Although migration has become synonymous with international migration, this volume demonstrates that internal migration remains as potent a force as ever in shaping the lives of individuals and communities. In so doing, this volume reflects the full diversity of methods and topics in the contemporary study of this subject area and reclaims the rightful place of the study of internal migration within the field of migration studies.’ Thomas J. Cooke, University of Connecticut, USA ’A must-read that should become a feature on all migration scholars’ bookshelves. Situating migration in the general rhythms of lives, this text restates the importance of internal migration processes in contemporary society. With the daily media focusing primarily on international migration, this volume makes the compelling case that mobility within nations plays a central role in reshaping cultural, economic, political and social relations.’ Paul Boyle, University of Leicester, UK