"With its generally clear exposition and a structure that is logical and even dramatic, this illuminating book deserves wide use in the classroom and beyond." --CANADIAN REVIEW OF STUDIES IN NATIONALISM, XXIX (2002) This book, written by one of the leading authorities on migration, traces the growth of global migration since 1945, showing how it has produced fundamental economic, social and cultural changes in most parts of the world.

Thirty Years of Research on Migration and Multicultural Societies

Thirty years of research on migration and multicultural societies

I began researching international migration in 1968. As part of a masters course in contemporary European studies at the University of Sussex, I wrote a 35,000 word dissertation entitled ‘Social aspects of the mobility of labour: foreign workers in the German Federal Republic’ (Castles 1968). Gathering data in Frankfurt am Main and West Berlin was pretty exciting for this was the height of the May 1968 student movement, with daily demonstrations, sit-ins and mass meetings. I spent my days interviewing trade-union officials, employers and social workers, and my evenings attending teach-ins (and some very good parties) at Frankfurt University, which was occupied by the socialist students and surrounded by ...

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