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The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World

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Now in a revised and expanded third edition, this widely adopted text provides a global perspective on the nature of migration movements, why they take place, and their effects on industrialized countries and the developing world. Extensively rewritten chapters provide information on and comparative analyses of the world's main migration regions. The role of migration in t ...more
Paperback, Third Edition, 338 pages
Published July 10th 2003 by The Guilford Press (first published September 28th 1993)
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An introductory textbook on migration, with chapters on theories, how migration transforms societies, the 'politicization' of migration, security issues, climate change, labor economics, ethnic minorities, and some regional studies. It gave me plenty of other places to look, though its publication in 2013 prevents it from commenting on the recent European migrant crisis.

Still a fine book, and gave me almost entirely exactly what I wanted to know.
Mar 17, 2014 Don rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(This review appeared on the website of Migrants' Rights Network -

Immigration studies has emerged as an important discipline in colleges and universities across the world, with probably scores of research centres being established in the UK along over the last decade or so. Contributions have come from sociologists, anthropologists, geographers, political scientist, economists and philosophers over this time, giving anyone moved to make a systematic revi
Aug 20, 2008 Libby rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: students, or those wanting to know more on migration
Recommended to Libby by: Dr. Chaloka Beyani
Really, my rating is 3.5 but I rounded up. This is a great book if you need a simple explanation of migration in the 21st century. Full of theories and patterns and fun stuff like that. It covers plenty on gendering migration, and even a bit on multiculturalism. I read it for a refugee law class, and used it in my dissertation.

Its only downfall has to do with economics, and how much it focuses on migration and economies. That's fine though; it's really my downfall for not wanting to foc...more R
Oct 31, 2008 Don rated it really liked it
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Migration studies 101 text book. The most intelligent and comprehensive summation of what we have to think about when when think about people moving between countries and continents. Plenty of things to disagree with amongst the detail of this book, but in its overall thrust it defines the progressive approach to migration:
"This move towards global cultural pluralism corresponds with the emergence of a global culture, which is fed by travel, mass media and commodification of cultural symbols, as
Leopold Benedict
The book gives an academic overview over the various aspects of migration. Topics include theories of Migration, the effects of migration on labor, politics, and society and an overview of the different regions of the world. It is well researched and comprehensive and provides an extensive bibliography for further research.
Even though it was published in 2014, it is already outdated because it does not include the Syrian civil war and the recent refugee crisis in Europe. For example, the book cl
Sep 18, 2009 Hiroki rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book summarize current trend of international migration on each region --Europe, North America, East and South-east Asia, North Africa, Sub-saharan Africa, Near and Middle East and Latim America etc.-- and discuss some topics --control on migration by states, Labour force, Poliics and Security.
Anyway, it is very useful for grasping so called global trend of migration, national policies and international agreement relating to both immigration and emigration, and some current discussion for m
Keenan Allen
Jan 03, 2014 Keenan Allen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great introduction and attempt to comprehensively explain international migration in the modern world. I read this book a few months ago, during my first semester of International Migration and Ethnic Relations BA program. It was the first required read and it has served as a foundation for understanding the classifications of migrations, concepts and theories in migration, and also development and remittances. If youre interesting in how and why people move in the world this book is a great.
Feb 22, 2011 Aniko rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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good and comprehensive handbook on migration - gets a little dull with all the examples detailing the different statuses, legislations and policies in the long run, but great to look up any issue on migration in general. and the further reading tips are very useful.
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