2nd Edition

Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies

ISBN 9781138208827
Published May 19, 2019 by Routledge
654 Pages

USD $245.00

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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

Steven J. Gold and Stephanie J. Nawyn

Introduction to the first edition

Steven J. Gold and Stephanie J. Nawyn

PART I: Theories and histories of international migration

1 Economic perspectives on migration

Peter Karpestam and Fredrik N.G. Andersson

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

Marc H. Bornstein, Judith K. Bernhard, Robert H. Bradley, Xinyin Chen, Jo Ann M. Farver, Steven J. Gold, Donald J. Hernandez, Christiane Spiel, Fons van de Vijver, and Hirokazu Yoshikawa

3 European migration history

Leo Lucassen and Jan Lucassen

4 Migration history in the Americas

Donna R. Gabaccia

5 Asian migration in the longue durée

Adam McKeown

6 A brief history of African migration

David Newman Glovsky

PART II Displacement, refugees and forced migration

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

Charles Watters

8 Refugees and geopolitical conflicts

David Haines

9 Country of first asylum

Breanne Grace

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

Seçil Paçaci Elitok and Christiane Fröhlich

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

Daniel B. Ahlquist and Leo A. Baldiga

PART III: Migrants in the economy

12 Unions and immigrants

Héctor L. Delgado

13 Immigrant and ethnic entrepreneurship

Ali R. Chaudhary

14 High-skilled migration

Metka Hercog

15 Immigration and the informal economy

Rebeca Raijman

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

Amanda Flaim and Celine Villongco

PART IV: Intersecting inequalities in the lives of migrants

17 The changing configuration of migration and race

Miri Song

18 Nativism: a global-historical perspective

Maritsa V. Poros

19 Gender and migration: uneven integration

Stephanie J. Nawyn

20 Sexualities and international migration

Eithne Luibhéid

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

Nandita Sharma

PART V: Creating and recreating community and group identity

22 Panethnicity

Y.n Lê Espiritu

23 Understanding ethnicity from a community perspective

Min Zhou

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

Jacqueline Maria Hagan and Holly Straut-Eppsteiner

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

Cawo M. Abdi and Erika Busse

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

Patricia Fernández-Kelly

PART VI: Migrants and social reproduction

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

Guofang Li and Pramod Kumar Sah

28 Immigrant intermarriage

Charlie V. Morgan

29 International adoption

Andrea Louie

PART VII: Migrants and the state

30 Undocumented (or unauthorized) immigration

Cecilia Menjívar

31 Detention and deportation

Caitlin Patler, Kristina Shull, and Katie Dingeman

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

Thomas Janoski

33 Asian migrations and the evolving notions of national community

Yuk Wah Chan

34 Immigration and education

Ramona Fruja Amthor

35 Emigration and the sending state

Cristián Doña-Reveco and Brendan Mullan

36 International migration and the welfare state: connections and extensions

Aaron Ponce

37 Immigration and crime and the criminalization of immigration

Rubén G. Rumbaut, Katie Dingeman, and Anthony Robles

PART VIII: Maintaining links across borders

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

Gabriel (Gabi) Sheffer

39 Transnationalism

Thomas Faist and Basak Bilecen

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

Kelly Birch Maginot

41 Return migration

Audrey Kobayashi

PART IX: Methods for studying international migration

42 Census analysis

Karen A. Woodrow-Lafield

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

Mariano Sana

44 Interviewing immigrants and refugees: reflexive engagement with research subjects

Chien-Juh Gu

45 Using photography in studies of international migration

Steven J. Gold

46 Comparative methodologies in the study of migration

Irene Bloemraad


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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.