Ethnicity and Globalization: From Migrant Worker to Transnational Citizen

Ethnicity and Globalization: From Migrant Worker to Transnational Citizen


By (author) Stephen Castles

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  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 161mm x 235mm x 15mm | 367g
  • Publication date: 5 September 2000
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0761956123
  • ISBN 13: 9780761956129
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 819,117

Product description

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. Using techniques of comparative analysis the book shows the gap between global migration and policy. As the postwar demand for labour outstripped supply, flows of ethnic migration were encouraged throughout the developed Western countries. The rooting of new ethnicities in different soils was neither planned or managed effectively. The book shows how the economic demand for work has been supplemented by the demand from asylum seekers to recognize injustice and oppression. The book also examines the emergence of multicultural societies and the impact of this on traditional concepts of citizenship, culture and identity.

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Author information

Stephen Castles is Professor at the Centre forAsia Pacific Social Transformation Studies, University of Wollongong, Australia.

Review quote

' This book is not only an historical account of migration research, it also serves as a starting point for future research, providing good and new ideas for research on a very complex matter, i.e. the relationship between globalization, migration and racism' - The Ethnic Conflict Research Digest "... 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)

Table of contents

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION Thirty Years of Research on Migration and Multicultural Societies PART TWO: WESTERN EUROPE: THE 'GUESTS' WHO STAYED The Function of Labour Migration in Western Europe The Social Time-Bomb Education of an Underclass in West Germany The Guest-Worker in Western Europe An Obituary PART THREE: THE GLOBALIZATION OF MIGRATION Migration and Minorities in Europe Perspectives for the 1990s - Eleven Hypotheses Contract Labour Migration Migrations in the Asia-Pacific Region Before and After the Crisis Globalization and Migration Some Pressing Contradictions PART FOUR: MULTICULTURAL SOCIETIES AS A CHALLENGE TO THE NATION-STATE Multicultural Citizenship The Australian Experience Explaining Racism in the New Germany The Racisms of Globalization Citizenship and the Other in the Age of Migration