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Migration Theory: Talking across Disciplines [Paperback]

Caroline B. Brettell , James F. Hollifield
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4 Oct 2007 0415954274 978-0415954273 2

During the last decade the issue of migration has increased in global prominence and has caused controversy among the host countries around the world. Continuing their interdisciplinary approach, editors Catherine Brettell and James Hollifield have included revised essays from the first edition in such fields as anthropology, political science, and history. This edition also features new essays by a demographer, geopgrapher, and sociologist.


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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (4 Oct 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415954274
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415954273
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.9 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 203,732 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This is an invaluable addition to the bourgeoning field of migration research. It informs the reader about all that needs to be done to strengthen the interdisciplinary perspectives that should be the core of migration research while highlighting the insights and limitations of extant disciplinary research. It expands on the first edition and adds a major new chapter by Adrian Favell that challenges facile constructionist critics and traditional social scientists to find ways to think about migration without invoking the nation state."
-- Rodolfo O. de la Garza, Eaton Professor of Administrative Law and Municipal Science, Columbia University

"Migration Theory is an indispensable book for anyone interested in interdisciplinary approaches to understanding the movement of people in today's highly interconnected world."
--Leo Chávez, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine

"International migration is an experience that affects every aspect of human life. It cannot be adequately understood from the perspective of any one social science. The second edition of this important book provides an invaluable introduction to the diverse theories and methods needed to truly understand this crucial aspect of today’s world. It should be required reading for students, practitioners, and policy-makers."
--Stephen Castles, Professor of Migration and Refugee Studies, University of Oxford

"As I face the challenge of encouraging graduate students to talk both ‘across disciplines’ and ‘across area studies,’ I regularly turn to Migration Theory. The book does an excellent job of introducing historians working in this multi-disciplinary field to the issues, methods, promise, and limits of the scholarship on migration in the social sciences."
--Donna R. Gabaccia, Director, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

About the Author

Caroline Brettell is Dedman Family Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at Southern Methodist University and Dean ad Interim of Dedman College.

James F. Hollifield is Arnold Professor of International Political Economy and Director of the Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University.

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This books give an astonishing insight into migration theory involving all disciplines and joining them together at one single field. It brings together everything one must read in order to understand the complexity and extension of migration as a field of study and ends up by incorporating everything at one chapter making migration theory as an indeed holistic interdisciplinary field of study.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Its not integrative 9 Oct 2012
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I though that this book would approach migration theory by integrating the perspectives of different disciplines. However. the book its but a series of stand-alone essays written by people from different disciplines. As a result, it still lacks what migration theory needs, which is an integration of disciplines.
3.0 out of 5 stars I wanted to be impressed with this book 24 Mar 2013
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But it's just not what I was looking for. The quality of writing is good and the content is fine. The scholarship seems solid and the information is helpful. But the focus seems to be more on the US than i'm interested in when looking at comparative migration analysis issues (my focus is on the MENA).
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