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Migration: Policies, Practices, Activism

ISBN 9781138816992
Published August 12, 2014 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

Migration: Policies, Practices, Activism brings together a range of scholarly research papers to examine the place of international migration in the modern world, starting with the overview of migration and development by Alejandro Portes. There are many aspects to migration today which are treated in this collection, including new patterns of migration flows, asylum and the handling of refugees, multiculturalism, religious and cultural diversity, identity formation among immigrant communities, and the impact of migration upon social and economic development. Chapters in this book look at a variety of migration case studies, including aspects of international migration in Europe; movement from sub-Saharan Africa northwards; movement from Albania to Italy; a comparison of the USA and Germany; the entry of international brides to South Korea; and the concept of diversity and its use in the study of the outcomes of migration. This is a stimulating collection which looks at many facets of the phenomenon.

This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies.

Table of Contents

1. Migration: Policies, Practices, Activism Martin Bulmer, University of Surrey, UK, and John Solomos, City University London, UK  2. Migration and development: reconciling opposite views Alejandro Portes, Princeton University, USA  3. Asylum policy and asylum experiences: interactions in a Scottish context Alison Bowes, University of Stirling, UK, Iain Ferguson, University of Stirling, UK, and Duncan Sim, University of Paisley, UK  4. When contact with immigrants matters: threat, inter-ethnic attitudes and foreigner exclusionism in Spain's Comunidades Autónomas Xavier Escandell, University of Northern Iowa, USA, and Alin M. Ceobanu, University of Florida, USA  5. Global migration and South Korea: foreign workers, foreign brides and the making of a multicultural society Andrew Eungi Kim, Korea University, Korea  6. Sub-Saharan African immigrant activists in Europe: transcultural capital and transcultural community building Anna Triandafyllidou, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece  7. Italophilia meets Albanophobia: paradoxes of asymmetric assimilation and identity processes among Albanian immigrants in Italy Russell King, University of Sussex, UK, and Nicola Mai, London Metropolitan University, UK  8. Immigrant integration: comparative evidence from the United States and Germany Hermann Kurthen, Grand Valley State University, USA, and Barbara Schmitter Heisler, Gettysburg College, USA  9. Diversity – a new mode of incorporation? Thomas Faist, Bielefeld University, Germany

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Martin Bulmer is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Surrey, UK. He retired in 2008, prior to which he was also Director of the ESRC Question Bank. He has edited the journal Ethnic and Racial Studies since 1993.

John Solomos is Professor of Sociology at City University London, UK. He has carried out extensive research on race, politics and social change and on theories of race and ethnicity. He is co-editor of Ethnic and Racial Studies.