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The Atlas of Human Migration: Global Patterns of People on the Move


By: R King, R Black, M Collyer, A Fielding and R Skeldon

128 pages, Col illus


Paperback | Aug 2010 | #186733 | ISBN-13: 9781849711500
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Migration has provided millions with an escape route from poverty or oppression, ensuring the survival, even prosperity, of individuals and their families. New currents of human migration, triggered by ethnic cleansing or climate change or economic need, are appearing all the time and immigration has become one of today's most contested issues.

This book maps contemporary migration against its crucial economic, social, cultural and demographic contexts. Drawing on data from one of the largest concentrations of migration research, the atlas traces the story of migration from its historical roots through the economic and conflict imperatives of the last 50 years to the causes and effects of flight today.


PART ONE: The Grand Narrative: Migration through the Ages

1.1 Migration Since the Dawn of Time
1.2 Slave Migrations
1.3 Migrations of Indenture
1.4 The Great Migration
1.5 Emigration from Italy
1.6 Pioneer Migrations
1.7 Colonial Migrations
1.8 Diasporas

PART TWO: A World in Flux: Contemporary Global Migration Patterns

2.1 Labour Migration
2.2 The Quiet Migration
2.3 The USA and Latin America
2.4 Europe
2.5 The Arab Gulf States
2.6 East Asia
2.7 Former Communist Countries
2.8 Internal Migration
2.9 Internal Migration and Poverty

PART THREE: The Age of Migration: Hybrid Identities of Human Mobility Contemporary migrations around the world are extraordinarily diverse.

3.1 Refugees
3.2 Warehoused Refugees
3.3 Internal Displacement
3.4 Asylum-Seeking in Europe
3.5 Refugee Return
3.6 Migration and Integration
3.7 Return Migration
3.8 Irregular Migration
3.10 Migration and Gender
3.11 Remittances and Development
3.12 Student Migration
3.13 Highly Skilled Migration
3.14 Child Migration
3.15 International Retirement
3.16 Climate Change
3.17 Migration, Health and Death
3.18 Voting from Abroad
3.19 Dual Nationality
3.20 Planned Resettlement, Transmigration
3.21 Migration in State Policy

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