Migration Theory: Talking Across Disciplines

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Caroline Brettell, James Frank Hollifield
Psychology Press, 2000 - Social Science - 239 pages
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This work brings together in a single volume, essays dealing with central concepts and key theoretical issues in the study of international migration. "Migration Theory", by posing interdisciplinary questions and presenting theoretical perspectives, should help create that dialogue across disciplines. Contributors include: Caroline Brettell, Southern Methodist University; Barry Chiswick, University of Illinois; Asia Diner, New York Univeristy; James Hollifield, Southern Methodist Univeristy; Charles B. Keely, Georgetown University; Barbara Schmitter-Heisler, Gettysburg College; and Peter Schuck, Yale University.
  

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The title of this book is pretty misleading: before I read it, I thought it would be a dead bore. In fact, it's one of the best books on migration, especially for those new to the topic (as I was when ... Read full review

Contents

Migration Theory Taking across Disciplines
1
History and the Study of Immigration Narratives of the Particular
27
Demography and International Migration Charles B Keely
43
Are Immigrants Favorably SelfSelected? An Economic Analysis
61
The Sociology of Immigration From Assimilation to Segmented Integration from the American Experience to the Global Arena
77
Theorizing Migration in Anthropology The Social Construction of Networks Identities Communities and Globalscapes
97
The Politics of International Migration How Can We Bring the State Back In?
137
Law and the Study of Migration
187
The Economic Analysis of Immigration Law
205
CONTRIBUTORS
231
INDEX
233
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CAROLINE B. BRETTELL is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Southern Methodist University.

Hollifield is Arnold Professor of International Political Economy and Director of International Studies at Southern Methodist University.

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