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Author Harzig, Christiane.

Title What is migration history? / by Christiane Harzig, Dirk Hoerder
Published Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2009


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  325.09 Har/Wim  AVAILABLE
Description xxii, 181 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Series What is history?
What is history?
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction: Popular Views - Scholarly Reconceptualizations -- Ch. 2. Migration in Human History - The Long View -- Ch. 3 Theories of Migration and Cultural Interaction -- Ch. 4. A Systems Approach to Migrant Trajectories -- Ch. 5. Migrant Practices as a Challenge to Scholarship -- Ch. 6. Perspectives in the Early Twenty-First Century
Summary The study of migration is and always has been an interdisciplinary field of study, vast and vibrant in nature. This short introduction to the field, written by leading historians of migration for student readers, offers an acute analysis of key issues across several disciplines. It takes in its scope an overview of migrations through history, how classic theories have interpreted such movements, and contemporary topics and debates including transnational and transcultural lives, access to citizenship, and migrant entrepreneurship. Historical perspectives reveal how the scholarly field emerged and developed over time and across cultures and how historians of migration have recently begun to re-write the story of human life on earth. Throughout, the authors suggest how the movements of millions of mobile men and women persistently challenge changing scholarly paradigms for understanding their lives. Key concepts and theories, such as systems, networks, and gender, are explained and historicized to produce a complex picture of the interaction of migrants, scholars, and disciplinary cultures in a globalized world. (Publisher)
Analysis Emigration and immigration History
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Acculturation.
Emigration and immigration -- Economic aspects.
Emigration and immigration -- History.
Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects.
Race relations.
Author Hoerder, Dirk.
LC no. 01517516
ISBN 0745643353 (hbk.)
0745643361 (paperback)
9780745643359 (hbk.)
9780745643366 (paperback)