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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.

Postscript: The Next Thirty Years
Postscript: The next thirty years

Looking back over the past thirty years, one cannot help being struck by the dramatic social and cultural changes brought about by migration. When I began research on the theme in Europe in the late 1960s, large numbers of migrant workers and their families had already arrived, but to many members of the receiving populations they were barely visible. Often they were housed on building sites, in hostels or bidonvilles, and they did not compete for scarce housing with the local population. They worked long hours and had little social contact outside the workplace. They only became apparent to most citizens at the weekends when they came to the main railway stations to buy homeland newspapers, ...

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