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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.

Globalization and Migration: Some Pressing Contradictions
Globalization and migration: Some pressing contradictions

This chapter sets out to do two things. First, to draw attention to nine fundamental contradictions that are typical of our time. This number is, of course, arbitrary, and the problems are so closely linked that they cannot always be clearly distinguished in practice. All the same, these categories are useful in analysing globalization and the problems it creates. Secondly, one aspect of global change – the recent rapid growth in international migration – will be used to illustrate each contradiction. Why give migration such prominence? Because it plays a key part in most contemporary social transformations. Migration is both a result of global change and a powerful force for further change in migrant-sending ...

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