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New Immigration Destinations

New Immigration Destinations

Migrating to Rural and Peripheral Areas

  • Author: Ruth McAreavey
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351661213
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 216
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Current population movements involve both established and new destinations, often encompassing marginal and rural communities and resulting in a whole new set of issues for these communities. New Immigration Destinations examines structural forces and individual strategies and behaviour to highlight the opportunities and challenges for ‘new’ destination areas arising from new economic and cultural mobility. Representing a "second wave" in studies of in-migration, this volume examines patterns in "non-traditional" rural and peripheral migration destinations, with a particular case study on Northern Ireland. Indeed, focusing mainly on events in the host society, this book shows how processes of migrant incorporation are complex and rely on multifarious influences including the state, community, individuals and families. Accordingly, the book develops of migration and social integration within rural/peripheral destinations. This subsequently provides clarification of many of the contested concepts including transnationalism; integration, acculturation and assimilation; ‘new’ destinations; and migrants and ethnic minorities. Focusing on the local and the micro with a strong sense of research, social and policy reality, this timely volume critically engages with original theories of migration, thus providing a much fuller conceptual and theoretical understanding that is required in the emerging field of migration studies within a rapidly changing and uncertain world. This book’s interdisciplinary nature will appeal to policymakers, scholars, and both undergraduate and postgraduate students in a range of disciplines including Sociology (Race and Ethnic Studies), Human Geography (Migration, Demography), Political Economy and Community Development.

Migration to Rural and Peripheral Destinations

Migration to Rural and Peripheral Destinations

Transnationalism, Integration, and Acculturation on the Margins

  • Author: Ruth McAreavey
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780415540056
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 160
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Current population movements involve both established and new destinations, often encompassing marginal and rural communities and resulting in a whole new set of issues for these communities. This volume examines structural forces and individual strategies and behavior to highlight the opportunities and threats for 'new' destination areas arising from new economic and cultural mobility. It represents a "second wave" in studies of in-migration by examining patterns in "non-traditional" rural and peripheral migration destinations and using the case of Northern Ireland. Accordingly, the book develops a much fuller conceptual and theoretical understanding of migration and social integration within rural/peripheral destinations. It provides clarification of many of the contested concepts including transnationalism; integration, acculturation and assimilation; 'new' destinations; and migrants and ethnic minorities. While a number of books provide an analysis of migration, they are typically concerned with patterns rather than micro-processes of migration. Less is known about new destination areas and on the micro-issues affecting migrants to those places: their lived experiences; the role of local networks and connections; and the significance of local civil society. By critically engaging with original theories of migration this volume provides a better understanding of an emerging field of migration studies in a rapidly changing and uncertain world. McAreavey focuses on the local and the micro with a strong sense of research, social and policy reality. This book's interdisciplinary nature will have appeal to policymakers, scholars, and both undergraduate and postgraduate students in a range of disciplines including sociology (race and ethnic studies), human geography (migration, demography), political economy and community development.

Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies

Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies

  • Author: Mark Shucksmith,David L. Brown
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317619862
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 698
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Rural societies around the world are changing in fundamental ways, both at their own initiative and in response to external forces. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies examines the organisation and transformation of rural society in more developed regions of the world, taking an interdisciplinary and problem-focused approach. Written by leading social scientists from many countries, it addresses emerging issues and challenges in innovative and provocative ways to inform future policy. This volume is organised around eight emerging social, economic and environmental challenges: Demographic change. Economic transformations. Food systems and land. Environment and resources. Changing configurations of gender and rural society. Social and economic equality. Social dynamics and institutional capacity. Power and governance. Cross-cutting these challenges are the growing interdependence of rural and urban; the rise in inequality within and between places; the impact of fiscal crisis on rural societies; neoliberalism, power and agency; and rural areas as potential sites of resistance. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies is required reading for anyone concerned with the future of rural areas.

On the Move

On the Move

Women and Rural-to-urban Migration in Contemporary China

  • Author: Arianne M. Gaetano,Tamara Jacka
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231127073
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 355
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This book explores the impact of migration on the identities, values, worldviews, and social positions of migrant women in contemporary China based on original fieldwork as well as in-depth research in multiple regions of China.

Migration and Transnationalism Between Switzerland and Bulgaria

Migration and Transnationalism Between Switzerland and Bulgaria

  • Author: Marina Richter,Paolo Ruspini,Dotcho Mihailov,Vesselin Mintchev,Michael Nollert
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319319469
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 201
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This book explores trends in migration from Bulgaria to Switzerland since Bulgaria joined the European Union (EU) in 2007. Due to several unique factors, this in-depth case study provides a basis for understanding transnational migration in a wider European context. Bulgarians represent a fairly small community within Switzerland, and are quite scattered throughout the country. They come from various regions in Bulgaria with very different socio-economic profile. In Switzerland, apart from differences in linguistic regions and the federal system, there are significant regional disparities, providing a variety of contexts for exploring this transnational migration, causes and consequences. The first part of the book analyses who migrates and why, addressing regional disparities within Bulgaria. The text explores the impact of economic differences, educational background, and other factors that play into immigrants’ motivations to move. The next part of the book examines different migratory movements and transnational practices between Switzerland, Bulgaria, and other destination countries for Bulgarian immigrants. It addresses larger socioeconomic shifts and resulting impacts at individual, household, community, and national levels. Finally, the book assesses all of these factors within the context of shifting immigration policies. This work draws on mixed-method empirical research conducted in both countries over a three-year period, analysed within four major frameworks: transnationalism and migrant networks, social inequality, regional disparities and development, and immigration policies. The results will be of interest for researchers working in a variety of social science fields, including anthropology, geography, sociology, social psychology, law, public policy, political science, international studies, demography and exploring issues related to migration and development, social and regional disparities, inequality, employment, social networks, social identity and others.

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Economic Geography

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Economic Geography

  • Author: Charlie Karlsson,Martin Andersson,Therese Norman
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 0857932675
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 672
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The main purpose of this Handbook is to provide overviews and assessments of the state-of-the-art regarding research methods, approaches and applications central to economic geography. The chapters are written by distinguished researchers from a variet

Using the Agricultural, Environmental, and Food Literature

Using the Agricultural, Environmental, and Food Literature

  • Author: Barbara S. Hutchinson,Antoinette Paris-Greider
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 0824743768
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 536
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This text discusses a wide range of print and electronic media to locate hard-to-find documents, navigate poorly indexed subjects and investigate specific research topics and subcategories. It includes a chapter on grey and extension literature covering technical reports and international issues.

Migration in the 21st Century

Migration in the 21st Century

Political Economy and Ethnography

  • Author: Pauline Gardiner Barber,Winnie Lem
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136299181
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 262
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This edited collection focuses on global migration in its inter-regional, international and transnational variants, and argues that contemporary migration scholarship is significantly advanced both within anthropology and beyond it when ethnography is theoretically engaged to grapple with the social consequences and asymmetries of twenty-first century capitalism’s global modalities. Drawn from settings across the globe, case studies explore the nuanced formations of class and power within particular migration flows while addressing the complex analytics of a contemporary critical political economy of migration. Subjects include global migrants as capitalists, entrepreneurs and "cosmopolitans," as well as workers and immigrants who are subject to varying degrees of precariousness under intensified competition for profits within contemporary global economies. By re-addressing the question of the relationship between changes in global capitalism and migration, the book aims for a timely intervention into the debates on migration which have come to be one of the most contentious emotionally fraught issues in North America and Europe.

Migration, Gender and Social Justice

Migration, Gender and Social Justice

Perspectives on Human Insecurity

  • Author: Thanh-Dam Truong,Des Gasper,Jeff Handmaker,Sylvia I. Bergh
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3642280129
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 408
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This book is the product of a collaborative effort involving partners from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America who were funded by the International Development Research Centre Programme on Women and Migration (2006-2011). The International Institute of Social Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam spearheaded a project intended to distill and refine the research findings, connecting them to broader literatures and interdisciplinary themes. The book examines commonalities and differences in the operation of various structures of power (gender, class, race/ethnicity, generation) and their interactions within the institutional domains of intra-national and especially inter-national migration that produce context-specific forms of social injustice. Additional contributions have been included so as to cover issues of legal liminality and how the social construction of not only femininity but also masculinity affects all migrants and all women. The resulting set of 19 detailed, interconnected case studies makes a valuable contribution to reorienting our perceptions and values in the discussions and decision-making concerning migration, and to raising awareness of key issues in migrants’ rights. All chapters were anonymously peer-reviewed. This book resulted from a series of projects funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada.

The City in Russian Culture

The City in Russian Culture

  • Author: Pavel Lyssakov,Stephen M Norris
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351388029
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 316
  • View: 8435
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Cities are constructed and organized by people, and in turn become an important factor in the organization of human life. They are sites of both social encounter and social division and provide for their inhabitants “a sense of place”. This book explores the nature of Russian cities, outlining the role played by various Russian cities over time. It focuses on a range of cities including provincial cities, considering both physical, iconic, created cities, and also cities as represented in films, fiction and other writing. Overall, the book provides a rich picture of the huge variety of Russian cities.

Migration in the Asia Pacific

Migration in the Asia Pacific

Population, Settlement and Citizenship Issues

  • Author: Robyn R. Iredale,Charles Hawksley,Stephen Castles
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781781957028
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 401
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Includes statistics.

Sociological Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts

  • Author: Leo P. Chall
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sociology
  • Page: N.A
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Population, Migration and Settlement in Australia and the Asia-Pacific

Population, Migration and Settlement in Australia and the Asia-Pacific

In Memory of Graeme Hugo

  • Author: Natascha Klocker,Olivia Dun
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781138551282
  • Category:
  • Page: 328
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The chapters in this book reflect on the work of seminal Australian geographer, the late Professor Graeme Hugo. Graeme Hugo was widely respected because of his impressive contributions to scholarship and policy in the fields of migration, population and development, which spanned several decades. This collection of works contains contributions from authors whose own research has been influenced by Hugo and includes numerous authors who worked closely with Hugo throughout his career. The collection provides an opportunity to reflect on Hugo�s legacy, and also to foreground contemporary scholarship in his key areas of research focus. The chapters are organised into two thematic threads. Part 1 contains works relating to �Population, Migration and Settlement in Australia�, while Part 2 focuses on �Labour and Environmental Migration in the Asia-Pacific�. Together, these two thematic threads provide broad coverage of Graeme Hugo�s key areas of research focus. The chapters also serve as a reminder of Hugo�s steadfast concern with producing careful scholarship for the public good, and seek to prompt continued work in this vein. The chapters originally published in special issues in Australian Geographer.

Rural Retirement Migration

Rural Retirement Migration

  • Author: David L. Brown,Nina Glasgow
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781402068959
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 222
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This fascinating book examines rural retirement migration from the older in-migrants’ perspective and from the vantage point of the destination communities to which they move. This integrated approach permits the authors to view older in-migrants as embedded in environments that facilitate and/or constrain their opportunities for productive living during older age. It also permits the examination of positive and negative effects of older in-migration for destination communities.

Rural People and Communities in the 21st Century

Rural People and Communities in the 21st Century

Resilience and Transformation

  • Author: David L. Brown,Kai A. Schafft
  • Publisher: Polity
  • ISBN: 0745641288
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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Rural people and communities continue to play important social, economic and environmental roles at a time in which societies are rapidly urbanizing, and the identities of local places are increasingly subsumed by flows of people, information and economic activity across global spaces. However, while the organization of rural life has been fundamentally transformed by institutional and social changes that have occurred since the mid-twentieth century, rural people and communities have proved resilient in the face of these transformations. This book examines the causes and consequences of major social and economic changes affecting rural communities and populations during the first decades of the twenty-first century, and explores policies developed to ameliorate problems or enhance opportunities. Primarily focused on the U.S. context, while also providing international comparative discussion, the book is organized into five sections each of which explores both socio-demographic and political economic aspects of rural transformation. It features an accessible and up-to-date blend of theory and empirical analysis, with each chapter's discussion grounded in real-life situations through the use of empirical case-study materials. Rural People and Communities in the 21st Century is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in rural sociology, community sociology, rural and/or population geography, community development, and population studies--From publisher description.

Dams, Migration and Authoritarianism in China

Dams, Migration and Authoritarianism in China

The Local State in Yunnan

  • Author: Sabrina Habich
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317388763
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 174
  • View: 9495
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Past studies on the Chinese state point towards the inherent adaptability, effectiveness and overall stability of authoritarian rule in China. The key question addressed here is how this adaptive capacity plays out at the local level in China, clarifying the extent to which local state actors are able to shape local processes of policy implementation. This book studies the evolution of dam-induced resettlement policy in China, based on extensive fieldwork conducted in Yunnan province. It shows that local governments at the lowest administrative levels are caught in a double bind, facing strong top-down pressures in the important policy field of hydropower development, while simultaneously having to handle growing social pressure from local communities affected by resettlement policies. In doing so, the book questions the widespread assumption that the observed longevity and resilience of China’s authoritarian regime is to a large extent due to the high degree of flexibility that has been granted to local governments in the course of the reform period. The research extends beyond previous analyses of policy implementation by focusing on the state, on society and the ways in which they interact, as well as by examining what happens when policy implementation is interrupted. Analysing the application of resettlement policies in contemporary China, with a focus on the multiple constraints that Chinese local states face, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of Political Science, Chinese Studies and Sociology.

Migration and Development in Africa

Migration and Development in Africa

Trends, Challenges, and Policy Implications

  • Author: Steve Tonah,Mary Boatemaa Setrana,John A. Arthur
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 149851684X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 210
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There are only a few studies that analyze the complex relationship between Migration and development in Africa. The book presents the main trends in African migration since the last two decades. It analyzes the major migration trends, the various migration hubs across the continent and the underlying factors explaining the changing nature of migration across the continent. A few of the chapters in the book examine the phenomenon of migration from a national perspective by focusing on migration trends in countries such as Ghana, Cameroon, Kenya, and Nigeria. Two chapters examine the migration links between Africa and Europe with one of them focusing on the political links between Ghana and the Netherlands while the other focuses on economic exchanges between the Cameroonian diaspora in Germany and selected groups and organizations in Cameroon. The uniqueness of this book lies in the varied disciplinary viewpoints used by the authors in explaining the phenomenon of migration and development in Africa. The authors are specialists in the fields of sociology, anthropology, geography, history, philosophy and migration studies. Examining migration from so many different perspectives enriches the analysis and brings in new insights that would otherwise have been missing with the use of a single disciplinary perspective. The book recommends the need for policy coordination by national governments of both origin and destination countries to manage the size and composition of migrants. Most migrant-receiving countries prefer to receive professionals and persons with the required skills and training while keeping out the bulk of untrained and lowly-skilled persons. The result of this is that most migrants leave their countries and enter their destination countries illegally, swelling the numbers of undocumented immigrants.

Internal Migration

Internal Migration

A Comparative Perspective

  • Author: Alan A. Brown,Egon Neuberger
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 1483216756
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 522
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Internal Migration: A Comparative Perspective is the third in a series of publications sponsored by the Committee on Comparative Urban Economics. This book highlights the integral migration in several regions of the world and the problems in regions of varying levels of economic development, and with different economic systems. This text is organized into five parts encompassing 24 chapters. The introductory part describes the interactions between migration and socioeconomic development, along with the functions and dynamics of the migration process. The next part explores the methodological aspects of migration, including the models, measurements, and theoretical reflections of internal migration. Other parts discuss the effect of migration on regions and individuals. These chapters also present some case studies of internal migration in the West and Eastern Europe. The demographic effect of migration on an urban population, the ethnicity as a barrier to migration, and the influence of social and geographical mobility on the stability of kinship systems are reviewed. The concluding part relates a comparative disciplinary and systemic view of migration. This book will be of great value to economists, sociologists, and social workers.

Handbook of Latin American Studies

Handbook of Latin American Studies

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Latin America
  • Page: N.A
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Contains records describing books, book chapters, articles, and conference papers published in the field of Latin American studies. Coverage includes relevant books as well as over 800 social science and 550 humanities journals and volumes of conference proceedings. Most records include abstracts with evaluations.