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"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.

The Racisms of Globalization
The racisms of globalization

What are the images of racism in the mid-1990s? Amongst the most dramatic are the massacres of Rwanda, ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Bosnia, urban riots in the USA, skinhead attacks on asylum-seekers in Germany, and the heated debates on the Native Title Act of 1993 in Australia. Less visible, but no less important, are the countless expressions of everyday racism, which reduce the life-chances of ethnic minorities in many countries. On the level of international relations, too, racism has not lost its importance: the North-South divide is often a euphemism for the domination of the peoples of formerly colonized countries by Europe and North America – joined now by Japan and a small circle of ‘newly industrializing countries’.

Yet the ...

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