Migration and Economy: Global and Local Dynamics / Edition 1

Migration and Economy: Global and Local Dynamics / Edition 1

by Lillian Trager
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759107750

ISBN-13: 9780759107755

Pub. Date: 11/15/2005

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Trager and her coauthors focus on migration not as a single event but as a dynamic process that responds to and is shaped by broader economic, cultural and social forces. Individual essays consider issues of international and internal migration, of voluntary migration and forced movements due to civil conflicts and environmental degradation, and of macro-level

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Trager and her coauthors focus on migration not as a single event but as a dynamic process that responds to and is shaped by broader economic, cultural and social forces. Individual essays consider issues of international and internal migration, of voluntary migration and forced movements due to civil conflicts and environmental degradation, and of macro-level forces and micro-level institutions. The authors investigate a wide variety of types of mobility, describe transnational and multilocal networks through which remittances and other flows take place; focus on migrants as active agents; and examine the impacts of ethnicity and assimilation. They offer original studies on Mexico, Puerto Rico, West Africa, Kazakstan, and Mozambique. This new volume will be a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners in development anthropology, migration studies, and international planning and policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759107755
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
11/15/2005
Series:
Society for Economic Anthropology Monograph Series, #22
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
7.42(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: The Dynamics of Migration Part 2 Part I. Migration, Households, and Stratification Chapter 3 1. Unbound Households: Trajectories of Labor, Migration, and Transnational Livelihoods in (and from) Southern Puerto Rico Chapter 4 2. Multilocality and Social Stratification in Kita, Mali Chapter 5 3. Non-migrant Households in Oaxaca, Mexico: Why Some People Stay While Others Leave Chapter 6 4. Migration and Risk-Taking: A Case Study from Kazakstan Chapter 7 5. Migratory Modernity and the Cosmology of Consumption in Côte d'Ivoire Part 8 Part II. Remittances and Beyond Chapter 9 6. When Houses Provide More than Shelter: Analyzing the Uses of Remittances within their Socio-cultural Context Chapter 10 7. Women Migrants and Hometown Linkages in Nigeria: Status, Economic Roles and Contributions to Community Development Chapter 11 8. The Moral Economy of Non-Return Among Socially-Diverted Labor Migrants from Portugal and Mozambique Chapter 12 9. "Direct to the Poor" Revisted: Migrant Remittances and Development Assistance

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