International Migration and Social Theory

International Migration and Social Theory

by K. O'Reilly


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ISBN-13: 9780230221314
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 07/17/2012
Series: Themes in Social Theory
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

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.

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, USA

'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

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