The most up-to-date analysis of today's immigration issues

As the authors state in Chapter 1, “the movement of people across national borders represents one of the most vivid dramas of social reality in the contemporary world.” This comparative text examines contemporary immigration across the globe, focusing on 20 major nations. Noted scholars Peter Kivisto and Thomas Faist introduce students to important topics of inquiry at the heart of the field, including

Movement: Explores the theories of migration using a historical perspective of the modern world.

Settlement: Provides clarity concerning the controversial matter of immigrant incorporation and refers to the varied ways immigrants come to be a part of a new society.

Control: Focuses on the politics of immigration and examines the role of states in shaping how people choose to migrate.

Key Features

Provides comprehensive coverage of topics not covered in other texts, such as state and immigration control, focusing on policies created to control migratory flow and evolving views of citizenship; Offers a global portrait of contemporary immigration, including a demographic overview of today's cross-border movers; Offers critical assessments of the achievements of the field to date; Encourages students to rethink traditional views about the distinction between citizen and alien in this global age; Suggests paths for future research and new theoretical developments

Beyond a Border is a part of the SAGE Pine Forge Sociology for a New Century Series. It offers professors a powerful and timely option to incorporate the topic of immigration in their courses.

Multiculturalism: A New Mode of Incorporation

Multiculturalism: A new mode of incorporation

When Raymond Williams published Keywords (1976), his widely read guide to cultural studies, the term multiculturalism did not find its way into the book. Nonetheless, the contemporary use of the term actually dates to this era, when in the early 1970s (actually, some date the beginning as early as 1965) the Canadian government began to use it to characterize policies it was enacting that were intended to promote tolerance and respect for difference while simultaneously advancing the idea of a shared national project. This observation about the policy origins of the term in one particular nation is laid out at the beginning of Ien Ang's entry on multiculturalism in New Keywords: A Revised Vocabulary ...

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