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Key Concepts in Migration

Key Concepts in Migration

First Edition

May 2014 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"Demonstrates that the study of international migration has really come of age. From acculturation to undocumented immigration, the authors consider more than three dozen concepts at the heart of migration studies. Clearly written in a highly readable style, the book is a valuable resource for students and scholars alike."
- Nancy Foner, City University of New York

"This very useful and authoritative compendium explicates thirty-eight concepts central to analysis of international migration. It is accessible to undergraduate students and even can enrich graduate courses. It nicely complements books like The Age of Migration or Exceptional People. Concision is a virtue!"
- Mark J. Miller, University of Delaware

This book provides lucid and intuitive explanations of the most important migration concepts as used in classrooms, among policymakers, and in popular and academic discourse. Arguing that there is a clear need for a better public understanding of migration, it sets out to clarify the field by exploring relevant concepts in a direct and engaging way. Each concept:
  • Includes an easy to understand definition
  • Provides real-world examples
  • Gives suggestions for further reading
  • Is carefully cross-referenced to other related concepts
It is an ideal resource for undergraduate and post-graduate students studying migration in sociology, politics, development and throughout the social sciences, as well as scholars in the field and practitioners in governmental and non-governmental organizations.
Brain Drain/Gain/Circulation
Chain Migration
Circular Migration
Cumulative Causation
Displacement and Internally Displaced Persons
Ethnic Enclaves and Ethnic Economies
Ethnicity and Ethnic Minorities
Family Migration and Reunification
Forced Migration
Gendered Migration
Human Trafficking and Smuggling
Internal/Domestic Migration
Labour Migration
Migrant Networks
Migration Stocks and Flows
Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Regional Integration and Migration
Restrictionism vs. Open Borders
Return Migration
Second Generation
Social Capital
Social Cohesion
Undocumented (Illegal) Migration

This book gives all-round information about migration and is easy to use and apply in real life situations

Dr Jabulani Makhubele
Social Work, University of Limpopo
May 26, 2014

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Definition of Migration

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