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|ISBN:||9780230221314 0230221319 9780230221307 0230221300|
|Awards:||Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2013.|
|Description:||xi, 182 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction: international migration and social theory : Migration theories in social theory --
Practice theory: a framework for international migration research : Agency and structure in social theory ; Practice theories and the duality of structure and agency ; Elaborating a practice theory for migration ; The key concepts for a theory of practice ; Methodology ; The role of social and substantive theories --
Theories and perspectives in migration : Micro-economic theories of migration ; World systems theories ; Migration systems and networks ; Migrants in society ; Contemporary approaches --
Lifestyle migration: British migration to Spain's coastal areas : the studies ; The decision to migrate ; The practice of migration ; Settling in Spain --
Labour migration: Mexican labour migration to the United States : The studies ; The history of a trend: early migrations ; Contemporary external structures ; Contemporary communities of practice Transnationalism and incorporation ; Mexico as community of practice ; Habitus and internal structures ; Stories of practice --
Domestic labour migration: Filipina migration to Hong Kong : The studies ; Macro level explanation ; Domestic labour migrants' daily practice ; As time passes --
Refugees and forced migration: refugee children in the United Kingdom : What is forced migration? ; The studies ; Brad-brush approaches ; Policies and ideological responses ; The children of refugees in Britain --
Conclusion and summary of key points : Practice theory of migration studies ; The cycle of structuration ; The role of theory for a structuration theory of practice ; Telling practice stories ; Methodology for a structuration theory of practice ; Final thoughts.
|Series Title:||Traditions in social theory.|
'An engaging, well-organized, and easy to follow text which covers migration theories from a new perspective.' - Matthew Sanderson, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Kansas State University, USA 'A