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The Sociology of Migration

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The Sociology of Migration

9781858980003 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Robin Cohen, Professor of Development Studies and Director, International Migration Institute, University of Oxford, UK
Publication Date: 1996 ISBN: 978 1 85898 000 3 Extent: 576 pp
The Sociology of Migration is a collection of over 15 articles covering such themes as the peculiarity of migrant labour, the dynamics of international labour migration, women migrants, enclaves and labour markets, the effects of remittances and return migration to the country of origin, migration and the social structure, refugees and displaced persons, the brain drain, migration in Asia and the effects of migration on the state–system.

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At the end of the twentieth century with the increased flows of capital, ideas, commodities and peoples, migration – a central concern of early sociology – has again assumed global significance.

The Sociology of Migration is a collection of over 15 articles covering such themes as the peculiarity of migrant labour, the dynamics of international labour migration, women migrants, enclaves and labour markets, the effects of remittances and return migration to the country of origin, migration and the social structure, refugees and displaced persons, the brain drain, migration in Asia and the effects of migration on the state–system.

This substantial, skilfully edited volume addresses a difficult and complex area that cannot easily be studied through one textbook. This collection present – in one accessible volume – the articles and papers required to form a clear understanding of the area ensuring it will be widely used by sociologists and migration scholars.
Critical Acclaim
‘A collection like this is useful as it helps save time in the search for relevant literature and helps finding interesting articles from less-known journals one might have missed otherwise. Together the volumes comprise a large collection of contributions to migration research, and therefore may have great practical value to those engaged in it – particularly those just starting their research.’
– Clara H. Mulder, European Journal of Population
Contributors
20 articles dating from 1976 to 1992
Contributors include: M. Buroway, M. Boyd, P. Corrigan, N. Harris, A. Portes, R. Skeldon, K.L. Wilson
Contents
Contents: Acknowledgements Introduction Part I: The Peculiarity of Migrant Labour Part II: The Dynamics of International Labour Migration Part III: Women Migrants and the Women Left Behind Part IV: Enclaves and Labour Markets Part V: Effects of Return Migration and Rimittances Part VI: Migration and Social Structure Part VII: Refugees and Displaced Persons Part VIII: The ‘Brain Drain’ Part IX: Migration in Asia Part X: The State-System and Migration Index
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