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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 ...more
Paperback, Third Edition, 338 pages
Published July 10th 2003 by The Guilford Press (first published September 28th 1993)
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Don
Feb 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(This review appeared on the website of Migrants' Rights Network - http://www.migrantsrights.org.uk/blog...)

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
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tinaathena
It's my class textbook, so heck no, I didn't read the whole damn thing!
(But it's very good and important stuff and actually written in a pretty accessible way.)
Libby
Aug 20, 2008 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
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Don
Sep 17, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: politics
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
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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
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Hiroki
Jul 26, 2009 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
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Keenan Allen
Jan 03, 2014 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.
Daniel
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Economic migration often begins with organisations recruiting cheaper, foreign labour (the book was less convincing on refugees/asylum seekers). States formulate migration policy to regulate this process. The guest worker model deters permanent settlement, the assimilationist model makes permanent settlement and political rights conditional on adopting the culture of the host country, and multicultural models accept ethnic communities remaining somewhat culturally distinct. Castles shows that ...more
Lewin
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very few serious books about global human migration. Explains theories, causes, consecuences and the failed solutions. 19 pages of bibliography.
Tristan
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the best introductory book on migration.
Mark Isaak
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you want everything that (you think) you know about immigration to be wrong, listen to politicians. If you want accurate information, read this book. It covers all the relevant issues -- who is going where and why, what the results are, and what has changed and remained the same over time. The book finds a good balance between brevity and coverage. One important point it makes is that the issue is perpetual, not just a contemporary problem. Another is that policymakers' plans often have ...more
Masaki
Nov 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Chapter 7, new migrations in the Asia-Pacific region, talks about migration in Asia, which is increasing recently. Migration in Asia was caused by the change of workplaces from agriculture to industry. High wage in developed countries such as the U.S., Canada, Australia as well as the Gulf, Japan, Korea pulls migrants from poor Asian countries. Not only men but also women tend to migrate for better jobs. Even though importing countries in Asia try not to have migrants, they are already dependent ...more
Aniko
Feb 10, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: social-science
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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Stephen Castles is Research Professor at the Institute for Social Change and Critical Inquiry at the University of Wollongong. William Foster is a consulting economist based in Melbourne. Robyn Iredale is Associate Professor in the School of Geosciences and Principal Research Fellow at the International Business Research Institute at the University of Wollongong. Glenn Withers is Professor and ...more