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Migration (Paperback) (Michael Samers & Michael Collyer)
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While the subject of migration has received enormous attention in academic journals and books across the social sciences, introductory texts on the matter are few and far between. Even fewer books have explored migration through a critical and explicit engagement with spatial concepts.
It remains the only text in more than a decade to show how geographical or spatial concepts can be used critically to understand migration. The multi-disciplinary text draws on insights from human geography, political science, social anthropology, sociology, and to a lesser extent economics. All of the chapters focus on key terms, theories, concepts, and issues concerning migration and immigration. The central argument in this book is that in the context of migration, spatially-explicit concepts such as ‘transnationalism’ require more nuance, while many of the concepts and theories which have thus far neglected space or have not been ‘treated’ spatially, need to be re-written with space in mind. Pedagogically the text combines a carefully defined structure, accessible language, boxes that explore for example, case studies of migrant-related experiences in particular places, annotated suggestions for further reading, useful websites and relevant films, summary questions for student learning at the end of each chapter, as well as a dedicated website for the volume.
The second edition of Migration provides a critical, multi-disciplinary, and advanced introduction to migration (and immigration). Revised and updated with new material, new maps and illustrations and an accompanying website, it continues to be aimed at advanced undergraduates and Masters-level graduate students undertaking courses on migration and immigration