"During the last decade the issue of migration has increased in global prominence and has caused controversy among the host countries around the world. Continuing their interdisciplinary approach, editors Caroline Brettell and James Hollifield have included revised essays from the previous edition of Migration Theory in such fields as anthropology, political science, law, demography, and geography, as well as new essays focusing on history, economics, and sociology. Each chapter is international in scope. Chapter authors also cross-reference other chapters, indicating the differences across disciplines as well as exploring similarities. Returning authors have revised their chapters to encompass changes in their field. New authors will offer a fresh approach to the disciplinary perspectives. Scholars and students in migration studies will find this book a powerful theoretical guide and a text that brings them up to speed quickly on the important issues and the debates. All of the social science disciplines will find that this book offers a one-stop synthesis of contemporary thought on migration. "-- Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
ch. 1. Time and temporality in migration studies / Donna R. Gabaccia ch. 2. Demographic analyses of immigration / Frank D. Bean and Susan K. Brown ch. 3. Economic aspects of migration / Philip Martin ch. 4. The sociology of international migration / David Scott FitzGerald ch. 5. Theorizing migration in anthropology : the cultural, social, and phenomenological dimensions of movement / Caroline B. Brettell ch. 6. Coming of age : migration theory in geography / Susan W. Hardwick ch. 7. The politics of international migration : how can "we bring the state back in"? / James F. Hollifield and Tom K. Wong ch. 8. Law and migration : many constants, few changes / David Abraham ch. 9. Migration theory rebooted? : asymmetric challenges in a global agenda / Adrian Favell.