Globalization and Migration

Author: Eliot Dickinson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144225498X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Focusing on the intersection between globalization and migration, this powerful text traces a dynamic, contradictory process that has set the world in motion and incorporated millions of migrants into an economic market whose dimensions are unprecedented in human history. Eliot Dickinson emphasizes recent developments in global politics, such as the massive number of refugees from wars in the Middle East who are now seeking asylum in Europe; the “Fortress Europe” mentality illustrated on the Italian island of Lampedusa; the heart-wrenching humanitarian challenge of Mexican and Central American children arriving alone in the United States; and the effects of climate change and environmental destruction on international migration. Today, with the collaboration of compliant governments and elites in the peripheral countries of the Global South, multinational corporations continue to flout regulations, destroy the environment, and take advantage of the large number of displaced, unemployed workers. While globalization is eliminating barriers between countries and making it easier for goods and capital to move around the world, the industrialized countries of the Global North are simultaneously putting up barriers to people and making it harder for them to migrate. This timely and provocative book explains how we have arrived at this paradoxical point in history and critically examines why governments are enacting policies that protect borders instead of people.

Women in Motion

Author: Nana Oishi
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804746380
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Based on fieldwork in ten Asian countries, this book examines cross-national patterns and the impact of globalization, state policies, individual autonomy, and social factors on various women's international migration.

Class Contention and a World in Motion

Author: Winnie Lem
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781845456863
Format: PDF
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"The authors challenge currently dominant approaches to migration, and offer important ways to move between the individual experience and the structure of the world system."---Alan Smart, University of Calgary --

The Palgrave Handbook of International Labour Migration

Author: M. Panizzon
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137352213
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This Handbook focuses on the complexity surrounding the interaction between trade, labour mobility and development, taking into consideration social, economic and human rights implications, and identifies mechanisms for lawful movements across borders and their practical implementation.

The Impact of Globalization on Infectious Disease Emergence and Control

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309100984
Format: PDF
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Globalization is by no means a new phenomenon; transcontinental trade and the movement of people date back at least 2,000 years, to the era of the ancient Silk Road trade route. The global spread of infectious disease has followed a parallel course. Indeed, the emergence and spread of infectious disease are, in a sense, the epitome of globalization. Although some experts mark the fall of the Berlin Wall as the beginning of this new era of globalization, others argue that it is not so new. The future of globalization is still in the making. Despite the successful attempts of the developed world during the course of the last century to control many infectious diseases and even to eradicate some deadly afflictions, 13 million people worldwide still die from such diseases every year. On April 16 and 17, 2002, the Forum on Emerging Infections held a working group discussion on the influence of globalization on the emergence and control of infectious diseases. The contents of the unattributed sections are based on the presentations and discussions that took place during the workshop. The Impact of Globalization on Infectious Disease Emergence and Control report summarizes the presentations and discussions related to the increasing cross-border and cross-continental movements of people and how this could exacerbate the emergence and global spread of infectious diseases. This report also summarizes the means by which sovereign states and nations must adopt a global public health mind-set and develop a new organizational framework to maximize the opportunities and overcome the challenges created by globalization and build the necessary capacity to respond effectively to emerging infectious disease threats.

Illegal People

Author: David Bacon
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807042267
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Argues that the labor and trade policies of the United States have created conditions that easily displace communities and cause migration to occur.

Confronting Capital

Author: Pauline Gardiner Barber
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136257470
Format: PDF, ePub
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This volume is an exploration of the ways in which political economy as a mode of analysis moves anthropology toward a vital, politically engaged form of scholarship. It advances the understanding of the struggles of ordinary people in the face of capitalist change. In the current economic moment when such changes are tumultuous and the instabilities of capitalism are starkly revealed, this book responds to the urgent need for theoretical and methodological approaches for understanding the forces that shape our contemporary world. Through ethnographic investigations of the quotidian, and through the thematic of politics, history and livelihoods, which distinguish Marxist political economy in the field of anthropology, the authors here reveal the increasing complexity of everyday lives. Using examples derived from fieldwork carried out across diverse geographical locations, the authors pay particular attention to historical conditions shaping the peoples’ life trajectories. In so doing the authors engage critically, and with differing emphases, with political economy and Marxism as a mode of inquiry. This book illustrates the productive tension between observations emerging from the field and theoretical debates that is generated by anthropological ethnography.

The World in Motion

Author: Lauren B. Engle
Publisher: World Health Organization
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book looks at migration through the experience of women. It maps out a set of preliminary but common understandings on issues of importance to migrant women, and illustrates the experience of women across several key themes: labour migration, migrant remittances, trafficking, immigration and identification - all of which are key areas of migration studies. It also covers issues such as rape and female circumcision, key issues of importance to the integration of both forced migrants and of women who migrate into new cultural norms.

Borders and Crime

Author: S. Pickering
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137283823
Format: PDF, Docs
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The collection considers the growing importance of the border as a prime site for criminal justice activity and explores the impact of border policing on human rights and global justice. It covers a range of subjects from e-trafficking, child soldiers, the 'global war on terror' in Africa and police activities that generate crime.