What is Migration History / Edition 1

What is Migration History / Edition 1

by Christiane Harzig, Dirk Hoerder
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745643353

ISBN-13: 9780745643359

Pub. Date: 08/18/2009

Publisher: Wiley

The study of migration is and always has been an interdisciplinary field of study, vast and vibrant in nature. This short introduction to the field, written by leading historians of migration for student readers, offers an acute analysis of key issues across several disciplines. It takes in its scope an overview of migrations through history, how classic theories

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The study of migration is and always has been an interdisciplinary field of study, vast and vibrant in nature. This short introduction to the field, written by leading historians of migration for student readers, offers an acute analysis of key issues across several disciplines. It takes in its scope an overview of migrations through history, how classic theories have interpreted such movements, and contemporary topics and debates including transnational and transcultural lives, access to citizenship, and migrant entrepreneurship.

Historical perspectives reveal how the scholarly field emerged and developed over time and across cultures and how historians of migration have recently begun to re-write the story of human life on earth. Throughout, the authors suggest how the movements of millions of mobile men and women persistently challenge changing scholarly paradigms for understanding their lives. Key concepts and theories, such as systems, networks, and gender, are explained and historicized to produce a complex picture of the interaction of migrants, scholars, and disciplinary cultures in a globalized world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745643359
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/18/2009
Series:
What is History Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Detailed Contents viii

List of Maps xix

Preface xxi

Chapter 1 Introduction: Popular Views – Scholarly Reconceptualizations 1

Chapter 2 Migration in Human History – The long View 8

Chapter 3 Theories of Migration and Cultural Interaction 53

Chapter 4 A Systems Approach to Migrant Trajectories 87

Chapter 5 Migrant Practices as a Challenge to Scholarship 115

Chapter 6 Perspectives in the Early

Twenty-First Century 133

Notes 148

Index 170

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