The Cambridge Survey of World Migration

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This extensive survey of migration in the modern world begins in the sixteenth century with the establishment of European colonies overseas, and covers the history of migration to the late twentieth century. In ninety-five contributions, leading scholars consider issues such as migration patterns, the flights of refugees and illegal migration. As the most wide-ranging coverage of migration in a single volume, The Cambridge Survey of World Migration will be an indispensable tool for scholars and students across a range of disciplines.

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"...succeeds admirably in providing a perspective on changing patterns of migration and the political and economic contexts that have shaped them....Cohen is to be congratulated on creating a survey that provides such a comprehensive picture of the complexities of world migration. It allows particular examples of international migration to be read against the diversity and periodization of historical population flows." International Journal of Middle East Studies

"This is an impressive tome....a definitive 'must' for all studying or teaching immigration; it should also be on the reference shelf of colleges, universities and all researchers of the subject of immigration and migrations in general." International Journal on World Peace

"All essays are uniformly well-researched and well-written....The book is not just a collection of facts but conveys a human feel for the excitement and pathos of migration. No student of the subject will fail to benefit from it." new community (Journals Oxford Ltd. published on behalf of ERCOMER)

"...Cohen is to be congratulated for the balance between argument and example." Times Higher Education Supplement

"This is a valuable compendium....the volume is a wide-ranging survey that touches on a large number of regions and topics. Students and professionals will find this a useful first source." Choice

"A prodigious compendium of more than one hundred expert essays in aspects of migration all over the world." London Review of Books

"Robin Cohen has compiled a tour de force of information in this new survey of world migration....librarians, geographers, and other users will find the book's design quality, illustrative material, maps, and overall presentation extremely appealing. The Survey is an exceptional reference tool for handling questions about the flow and impact of international migrants on regions and provides valuable information about one of our global society's most intriguing and complex processes: human migration. I highly recommend this book to both academics and the general public as an excellent, informative, and very absorbing work." David J. Keeling, Bulletin (Special Libraries Association, Geography and Map Division)

"...this volume belongs in every college library and on the bookshelves of every serious student of migration." David Northrup, Journal of World History

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521444057
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1995
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 1.38 (d)

Table of Contents

l. Prologue; 2. European colonisation and settlement; 3. Asian indentured and colonial migration; 4. The great Atlantic migration to North America; 5. Migration in Europe, l800–l950; 6. Migration in Europe, l800–l950; 6. Migration in Africa; 7. Latin and Central American migration. 8. Migration to North America after l945; 9. Labour migration to Western Europe after l945; l0. Repatriates and colonial auxiliaries; ll. Migration in Asia and Oceania; l2. Migration in the Middle East; l3. Refugees from political conflict; l4. Migrants and asylum-seekers in contemporary Europe; l5. Emerging trends.

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