Key Concepts in Migration
- David Bartram - University of Leicester, UK
- Maritsa V Poros - The City College Of New York, CUNY
- Pierre Monforte - University of Leicester, UK
SAGE Key Concepts series
- Nancy Foner, City University of New York
"This very useful and authoritative compendium explicates thirty-eight concepts central to analysis of international migration. It is accessible to undergraduate students and even can enrich graduate courses. It nicely complements books like The Age of Migration or Exceptional People. Concision is a virtue!"
- Mark J. Miller, University of Delaware
This book provides lucid and intuitive explanations of the most important migration concepts as used in classrooms, among policymakers, and in popular and academic discourse. Arguing that there is a clear need for a better public understanding of migration, it sets out to clarify the field by exploring relevant concepts in a direct and engaging way. Each concept:
- Includes an easy to understand definition
- Provides real-world examples
- Gives suggestions for further reading
- Is carefully cross-referenced to other related concepts
This migration compendium of key terms and concepts offers students a wonderfully accessible and authoritative resource. It will both satisfy their need for a ready-reference volume and stimulate their curiosity to read more and dig deeper.
Key Concepts in Migration demonstrates that the study of international migration has really come of age. From acculturation to undocumented immigration, the authors consider more than three dozen concepts at the heart of migration studies. Clearly written in a highly readable style, the book is a valuable resource for students and scholars alike.
This very useful and authoritative compendium explicates thirty-eight concepts central to analysis of international migration. It is accessible to undergraduate students and even can enrich graduate courses. It nicely complements books like The Age of Migration or Exceptional People. Concision is a virtue!
An essential introduction to ‘Migration’ that is international in scope and rigorous in its attention to the scholars, nuances and debates in the field.
It is impressive how the authors can bring out the most central scholarly debates on, for instance, a concept of ‘ethnicity’ in just a few pages. It draws on most of the revenant scholars within the field... This is a very good and useful tool. The sections are furthermore ended with a number of suggestions for further key readings that overall include much of the relevant literature. .
Detailed study of a wide range of considerations on migration
The book provides an outstanding overview on current topics currently debated in migration research with very useful references for individual research.
The material in the book does not align with the core elements of the module.
The module is for level 6 students and the book would be more relevant to Level 4 students.
Very clear introduction to the basic concepts of migration and integration. It is especially recommended for students of different levels (pre-graduate and post-graduate ). The recommended bibliography for each concept is sufficient for these levels.
Improvement: In a possible second revision some important concepts could be incorporated (identity, interculturalism, stereotypes and prejudice, racism , etc ... )
Provides a solid foundation for migration research and study