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International migration and social theory

Author: Karen O'Reilly
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Traditions in social theory.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Affecting millions across the globe every day, international migration encompasses a wide range of issues, from individual upheaval to government policy. Examining how migration has been theorized and using empirical examples to explore hot topics, this book shows how migration cuts to the heart of notions of identity, home and belonging"--
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen O'Reilly
ISBN: 9780230221314 0230221319 9780230221307 0230221300
OCLC Number: 776773156
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.
Responsibility: Karen O'Reilly.
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