1st Edition

New Immigration Destinations
Migrating to Rural and Peripheral Areas

ISBN 9780415540056
Published November 2, 2017 by Routledge
216 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

USD $155.00

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Book Description

Current population movements involve both established and new destinations, often encompassing marginal and rural communities and resulting in a whole new set of issues for these communities. New Immigration Destinations examines structural forces along with individual strategies and behaviour to highlight the opportunities and challenges for ‘new’ destination areas arising from new economic and cultural mobility.

Representing a 'second wave' in studies of in-migration, this volume examines patterns in 'non-traditional' rural and peripheral migration destinations, with a particular focus on Northern Ireland. By examining events in the host city, this book shows how processes of migrant incorporation are complex and rely on multifarious influences, including the state, community, individuals and families. Accordingly, the book scrutinises theories of migration and social integration within rural/peripheral destinations. This subsequently provides clarification of many of the contested concepts, including transnationalism; integration, acculturation and assimilation; ‘new’ destinations; and migrants and ethnic minorities.

Focusing on the local and the micro within a context of social and policy reality, this timely volume critically engages with original theories of migration, thus providing a much fuller conceptual and theoretical understanding for an emerging field of migration studies within a rapidly changing and uncertain world. This book’s interdisciplinary nature will appeal to policymakers, scholars and both undergraduate and postgraduate students in a range of disciplines, including Sociology (Race and Ethnic Studies), Human Geography (Migration, Demography), Political Economy and Community Development.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: introduction and overview *

Introduction *

New Immigration Destinations *

Northern Ireland as a NID *

Aims of the book *

Structure of the book *

Chapter Two: The migration kaleidoscope: patterns and processes *

Macro influences *

New political movements and migration *

Migration governance *

Global flows of migrants *

Migrants escaping severe hardships *

Moving for work *

New Immigration Destinations in a Global Context *

New arrivals, new geographies *

Unfolding relations in NIDs *

Migration strategies and decisions *

Balancing the ‘cost’ and benefits of being a migrant *

The benefits of migration: sending and receiving nations *

Conclusion *

Chapter 3 Conceptualising New Immigration Destinations *

Introduction *

Contemporary migration flows *

Terminology and language *

Defining migrants and migration/ migrants and legality *

Deploying labels and migration discourse *

Social construction of migrants *

Essentialising *

Second generation identities *

Conceptualising processes of incorporation *

Assimilation theories *

Alternative frameworks for migrant incorporation *

New concepts for understanding migration *

Superdiversity *

Tools for Analysing NIDs *

Towards a Typology for New Immigration Destinations *

Chapter Four: Ethical and methodological considerations *

Accountability in research *

A professional ethical approach *

How to (re)present migrants’ ‘real’ interests *

Migrants, power relations and society *

Relations with the research community: recruiting participant

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Ruth McAreavey is a senior lecturer in Sociology at Newcastle University, UK.

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