2nd Edition

Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies





ISBN 9781138208827
Published May 19, 2019 by Routledge
654 Pages

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Book Description

This revised and expanded second edition of Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies provides a comprehensive basis for understanding the complexity and patterns of international migration. Despite increased efforts to limit its size and consequences, migration has wide-ranging impacts upon social, environmental, economic, political and cultural life in countries of origin and settlement. Such transformations impact not only those who are migrating, but those who are left behind, as well as those who live in the areas where migrants settle.



Featuring forty-six essays written by leading international and multidisciplinary scholars, this new edition showcases evolving research and theorizing around refugees and forced migrants, new migration paths through Central Asia and the Middle East, the condition of statelessness and South to South migration. New chapters also address immigrant labor and entrepreneurship, skilled migration, ethnic succession, contract labor and informal economies. Uniquely among texts in the subject area, the Handbook provides a six-chapter compendium of methodologies for studying international migration and its impacts.



Written in a clear and direct style, this Handbook offers a contemporary integrated resource for students and scholars from the perspectives of social science, humanities, journalism and other disciplines.

Table of Contents

List of figures



List of tables



Notes on the contributors



Introduction to the second edition



Introduction to the first edition



PART I: Theories and histories of international migration



1 Economic perspectives on migration



2 Psychological acculturation: perspectives, principles, processes, and prospects



3 European migration history



4 Migration history in the Americas



5 Asian migration in the longue durée



6 A brief history of African migration



PART II Displacement, refugees and forced migration



7 Forced migrants: exclusion, incorporation and a moral economy of deservingness



8 Refugees and geopolitical conflicts



9 Country of first asylum



10 Displacement, refugees, and forced migration in the MENA region: the case of Syria



11 Climate change and human migration: constructed vulnerability, uneven flows, and the challenges of studying environmental migration in the 21st century



PART III: Migrants in the economy



12 Unions and immigrants



13 Immigrant and ethnic entrepreneurship



14 High-skilled migration



15 Immigration and the informal economy



16 Vulnerability to exploitation and human trafficking: a multi-scale review of risk



PART IV: Intersecting inequalities in the lives of migrants



17 The changing configuration of migration and race



18 Nativism: a global-historical perspective



19 Gender and migration: uneven integration



20 Sexualities and international migration



21 Migrants and indigeneity: nationalism, nativism and the politics of place



PART V: Creating and recreating community and group identity



22 Panethnicity



23 Understanding ethnicity from a community perspective



24 Religion on the move: the place of religion in different stages of the migration experience



25 Condemned to a protracted limbo? Refugees and statelessness in the age of terrorism



26 Reclaiming the black and Asian journeys: a comparative perspective on culture, class, and immigration



PART VI: Migrants and social reproduction



27 Immigrant and refugee language policies, programs, and practices in an era of change: promises, contradictions, and possibilities



28 Immigrant intermarriage



29 International adoption



PART VII: Migrants and the state



30 Undocumented (or unauthorized) immigration



31 Detention and deportation



32 Naturalization and nationality: community, nation-state and global explanations



33 Asian migrations and the evolving notions of national community



34 Immigration and education



35 Emigration and the sending state



36 International migration and the welfare state: connections and extensions



37 Immigration and crime and the criminalization of immigration



PART VIII: Maintaining links across borders



38 The historical, cultural, social, and political backgrounds of ethno-national diasporas



39 Transnationalism



40 Survival or incorporation? Immigrant (re)integration after deportation



41 Return migration



PART IX: Methods for studying international migration



42 Census analysis



43 Binational migration surveys: representativeness, standardization, and the ethnosurvey model

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Biography

Steven J. Gold is Professor in the Department of Sociology at Michigan State University. His interests include international migration, ethnic economies, qualitative methods and visual sociology. He has conducted research on Israeli emigration and transnationalism, Russian-speaking Jewish and Vietnamese refugees in the U.S., ethnic economies, and on conflicts between immigrant merchants and their customers.





Stephanie J. Nawyn is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Co-Director of Academic Programs at the Center for Gender in Global Context at Michigan State University. Her work has primarily focused on refugee resettlement and protection, as well as the economic advancement of African voluntary migrants in the U.S. with a focus on gender. She was a Fulbright Fellow at Istanbul University for the 2013–14 academic year, studying the treatment of Syrian refugees in Turkey. Her most recent work was published in the Journal of Refugees Studies and the Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies.