International Migration and Social Theory

Hardcover | July 17, 2012

byKaren O'reilly

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Affecting millions across the globe every day, international migration encompasses a wide range of issues, from individual upheaval to government policy. Examining how migration has been theorized and using empirical examples to explore hot topics, this book shows how migration cuts to the heart of notions of identity, home and belonging.

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Affecting millions across the globe every day, international migration encompasses a wide range of issues, from individual upheaval to government policy. Examining how migration has been theorized and using empirical examples to explore hot topics, this book shows how migration cuts to the heart of notions of identity, home and belongi...

KAREN O'REILLY is professor of Sociology at Loughborough University, UK. She has vast experience of teaching sociological theory and international migration, and has published widely in the field of sociology. Her previous publications include Ethnographic Methods, Key Concepts in Ethnography and The British on the Costa del Sol.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.5 inPublished:July 17, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230221300

ISBN - 13:9780230221307

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Practice Theory: A Framework for International Migration Research

Theories and Perspectives in Migration
Lifestyle Migration: British Migration to Spain's Coastal Areas
Labour Migration: Mexican Labour Migration to the United States
Domestic Labour Migration: Filipina Domestic Labour Migration to Hong Kong
Refugees and Forced Migration: Refugee Children in the United Kingdom
Conclusion

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"An engaging, well-organized, and easy to follow text which covers migration theories from a new perspective." – Matthew Sanderson, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Kansas State University"A valuable contribution to scholarship in both the migration and social theory fields, written with exemplary clarity." – David Bartram, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Leicester, UK "A useful overview of the theories and concepts within migration studies. It provides a thought provoking and helpful framework for understanding migration, and is a valuable tool for both researchers and lecturers." – Louise Ryan, Reader in Gender and Migration, Middlesex University, UK