Beyond a Border: The Causes and Consequences of Contemporary Immigration

Beyond a Border: The Causes and Consequences of Contemporary Immigration

by Peter Kivisto, Thomas Faist
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412924952

ISBN-13: 9781412924955

Pub. Date: 12/08/2009

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The most up-to-date analysis of today's immigration issues

As the authors state in Chapter 1, "the movement of people across national borders represents one of the most vivid dramas of social reality in the contemporary world." This comparative text examines contemporary immigration across the globe, focusing on 20 major nations. Noted scholars Peter

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The most up-to-date analysis of today's immigration issues

As the authors state in Chapter 1, "the movement of people across national borders represents one of the most vivid dramas of social reality in the contemporary world." This comparative text examines contemporary immigration across the globe, focusing on 20 major nations. Noted scholars Peter Kivisto and Thomas Faist introduce students to important topics of inquiry at the heart of the field, including

Movement: Explores the theories of migration using a historical perspective of the modern world.
Settlement: Provides clarity concerning the controversial matter of immigrant incorporation and refers to the varied ways immigrants come to be a part of a new society.
Control: Focuses on the politics of immigration and examines the role of states in shaping how people choose to migrate.

Key Features

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of topics not covered in other texts, such as state and immigration control, focusing on policies created to control migratory flow and evolving views of citizenship
  • Offers a global portrait of contemporary immigration, including a demographic overview of today's cross-border movers
  • Offers critical assessments of the achievements of the field to date
  • Encourages students to rethink traditional views about the distinction between citizen and alien in this global age
  • Suggests paths for future research and new theoretical developments

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412924955
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/08/2009
Series:
Sociology for a New Century Series
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
856,132
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
CHAPTER 1: Introduction: Moving Across Borders
SECTION I: Movement
CHAPTER 2: Accounting for Immigration Flows
CHAPTER 3: Counting Contemporary Immigration Flows
SECTION II: Settlement
CHAPTER 4: Assimilation: Historical Perspective and Contemporary Reframing
CHAPTER 5: Transnationalism and the Persistence of Homeland Ties
CHAPTER 6: Multiculturalism: A New Mode of Incorporation
SECTION III: Control
CHAPTER 7: The State and Immigration Control
CHAPTER 8: Citizenship and the State in a Globalizing World
References
Index
About the Authors

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