Migration and Immigration: A Global View

Maura Isabel Toro-Morn, Marixsa Alicea
Greenwood Press, 2004 - 255 páginas

The post-World War II period has been called the age of migration, since an unprecedented number of people worldwide have been on the move. This reference surveys migration and immigration past and present in 14 representative countries. Historical, social, political, and economic consequences of migration are considered. Students and researchers will find the synthesis indispensable and the format ideal for comparisons.

The collective analysis of the contributors, who hail from a range of disciplines, ultimately defies the simple characterization of migration as a choice of people seeking better income opportunities. The authors are sensitive to the ways that race, class, and gender dynamics influence the composition of migratory flows, the reasons why people migrate, and the outcomes of population movements. Each chapter explicates the human cost of migration, giving readers a better understanding of social issues underlying migration at the beginning of the 21st century.

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MAURA I. TORO-MORN is Associate Professor of Sociology at Illinois State University and is the author of numerous articles focusing on the gender and class dimensions of Puerto Rican migration to the United States. She has also done cross-cultural research in Spain, China, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. She teaches about race, class, and gender inequality in the United States.

MARIXSA ALICEA is Associate Professor at the School for New Learning, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois. She is the co-author of Surviving Heroin: Women Heroin and Methadone Users and has also published numerous articles on the Puerto Rican migration experience, the U.S. Latina experience, and multicultural teaching practices.

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