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, ePub
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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: 0857458272
Format: PDF, Docs
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Prevailing scholarship on migration tends to present migrants as the objects of history, subjected to abstract global forces or to concrete forms of regulation imposed by state and supra state organizations. In this volume, by contrast, the focus is on migrants as the subjects of history who not only react but also act to engage with and transform their worlds. Using ethnographic examples from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East, contributors question how and why particular forms of political struggle and collective action may, or indeed may not, be carried forward in the context of geographic and social border crossings. In doing so, they bring the dynamic relationship between class, gender, and culture to the forefront in each distinctive migration setting.

Globalization and the Environment

Author: Peter Newell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745664717
Format: PDF
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Globalization and the Environment critically explores the actors, politics and processes that govern the relationship between globalization and the environment. Taking key aspects of globalisation in turn - trade, production and finance - the book highlights the relations of power at work that determine whether globalization is managed in a sustainable way and on whose behalf. Each chapter looks in turn at the political ecology of these central pillars of the global economy, reviewing evidence of its impact on diverse ecologies and societies, its governance - the political structures, institutions and policy making processes in place to manage this relationship - and finally efforts to contest and challenge these prevailing approaches. The book makes sense of the relationship between globalisation and the environment using a range of theoretical tools from different disciplines. This helps to place the debate about the compatibility between globalisation and sustainability in an explicitly political and historical context in which it is possible to appreciate the ‘nature’ of interests and power relations that privilege some ways of responding to environmental problems over others in a context of globalisation.

Class Contention And A World In Motion

Author: Winnie Lem
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 0857458272
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Prevailing scholarship on migration tends to present migrants as the objects of history, subjected to abstract global forces or to concrete forms of regulation imposed by state and supra state organizations. In this volume, by contrast, the focus is on migrants as the subjects of history who not only react but also act to engage with and transform their worlds. Using ethnographic examples from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East, contributors question how and why particular forms of political struggle and collective action may, or indeed may not, be carried forward in the context of geographic and social border crossings. In doing so, they bring the dynamic relationship between class, gender, and culture to the forefront in each distinctive migration setting.

Illegal People

Author: David Bacon
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807042267
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Climate and Human Migration

Author: Robert A. McLeman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107022657
Format: PDF, ePub
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First comprehensive review of interaction between climate change and migration; for advanced students, researchers and policy makers.

Migrants to the Metropolis

Author: Marie Price
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815631866
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A collection of essays examining contemporary global immigration trends and their profound effect on specific host cities. It provides a global portrait of accelerating, worldwide immigration driven by income differentials, social networks, and various state policies that recruit skilled and unskilled laborers.

The Turbulence of Migration

Author: Nikos Papastergiadis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745677932
Format: PDF, Docs
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This important book traces the impact of the movement of people, ideas and capital across the globe.

Copts in Michigan

Author: Eliot Dickinson
Publisher: MSU Press
ISBN: 0870139096
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Copts, or Egyptian Christians, are a relatively small and tight-knit ethno-religious group, numbering perhaps three thousand people and living mostly in the Detroit metropolitan area. Since they began immigrating to Michigan in the mid-1960s, their community has grown exponentially. Granted exceptional access to the Coptic community, Eliot Dickinson provides the first in- depth profile of this unique and remarkably successful immigrant group. Drawing on personal interviews to infuse the book with warmth and depth. Copts in Michigan offers readers a compelling view into this vibrant community.