Causes and Consequences of Human Migration

Causes and Consequences of Human Migration : An Evolutionary Perspective

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Migration is a widespread human activity dating back to the origin of our species. Advances in genetic sequencing have greatly increased our ability to track prehistoric and historic population movements and allowed migration to be described both as a biological and socioeconomic process. Presenting the latest research, Causes and Consequences of Human Migration provides an evolutionary perspective on human migration past and present. Crawford and Campbell have brought together leading thinkers who provide examples from different world regions, using historical, demographic and genetic methodologies, and integrating archaeological, genetic and historical evidence to reconstruct large-scale population movements in each region. Other chapters discuss established questions such as the Basque origins and the Caribbean slave trade. More recent evidence on migration in ancient and present day Mexico is also presented. Pitched at a graduate audience, this book will appeal to anyone with an interest in human population more

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  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 71 b/w illus. 33 tables
  • 1139847953
  • 9781139847957

Table of contents

Preface; 1. Perspectives on human migration: introduction Benjamin C. Campbell and Michael H. Crawford; Part I. Theory: 2. Genetic evidence concerning the origins and dispersals of modern humans Mark Stoneking; 3. The biology of human migration: the ape that won't commit? Jonathon C. K. Wells and Jay T. Stock; 4. Evolutionary basis of human migration Benjamin C. Campbell and Lindsay Barone; 5. Evolutionary consequences of human migration: genetic, historic and archaeological perspectives in the Caribbean and Aleutian Islands Michael H. Crawford and Dixie West; 6. Kin-structured migration and colonization Alan G. Fix; 7. The role of diet and epigenetics in migration: molecular mechanisms underlying the consequences of change M. J. Mosher; Part II. Geography and Migration: Section 1. Africa: 8. Population structure and migration in Africa: correlations between archaeological, linguistic, and genetic data J. B. Hirbo, A. Ranciaro and S. A. Tishkoff; 9. Human migrations in North Africa Philippe Lefevre-Witier; 10. Identity, voice, community: new African immigrants to Kansas John M. Janzen; 11. The African colonial migration into Mexico: history and biological consequences Rodrigo Barquera and Victor Acuna-Alonzo; Section 2. Europe: 12. Demic expansion or cultural diffusion: migration and Basque origins Kristen L. Young, Eric J. Devor and Michael H. Crawford; 13. Consequences of migration among the Roma: immunoglobulin markers as a tool in investigating population relationships Moses S. Schanfield, Raquel A. Lazarin and Eric Sunderland; 14. Migration, assimilation and admixture: genes of a Scot? K. G. Beaty; 15. Mennonite migrations: genetic and demographic consequences Phillip E. Melton; Section 3. Asia: 16. Human migratory history: through the looking glass of genetic geography of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Igor Mokrousov; 17. Peopling the Tibetan plateau: migrants, genes, and genetic adaptations Mark Aldenderfer; 18. Migration, globalization, instability and Chinese in Peru Felix Moos; Oceania; 19. The great blue highway: human migration in the Pacific Elizabeth Matisoo-Smith; Section 4. Americas: 20. Migration of pre-Hispanic and contemporary human Mexican populations Maria de Lourdes Munoz, Eduardo Ramos, Alvaro Diaz-Badillo, Maria Concepcion Morales-Gomez, Rocio Gomez and Gerardo Perez-Ramirez; 21. A review of the Tupi expansion in the Amazon Lilian Rebellato and William I. Woods; 22. Molecular consequences of migration and urbanization in the Peruvian Amazonia Anne Justice, Bartholomew Dean and Michael H. Crawford; 23. Migration in Afro-Brazilian rural communities: crossing historical, demographic, and genetic data Carlos Eduardo Guerra Amorim, Carolina Carvalho Gontijo and Silviene Fabiana de Oliveira; Section 5. Caribbean: 24. Indentured migration, gene flow and the formation of the Indo-Costa Rican population Lorena Madrigal, Monica Batistapau, Loredana Castri, Flory Otarola, Mwenza Blell, Ernesto Ruiz, Ramiro Barrantes, Donata Luiselli and Davide Pettener; 25. Causes and consequences of migration to the Caribbean islands and Central America: an evolutionary success story Christine Phillips-Krawczak; Overview; 26. Why do we migrate?: A retrospective Dennis H. O'Rourke; more

About Professor Michael H. Crawford

Michael H. Crawford is Professor of Anthropology and Genetics and Director of the Laboratory of Biological Anthropology, University of Kansas. Benjamin Campbell is Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, more

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'No single volume can encompass every aspect of human long-distance migration, but this volume does a good job of providing a set of examples that look at the common questions of causes and consequences from diverse viewpoints. One of the major strengths of this book is the organization of most chapters by geographic region, making many chapters good resources for review. Another nice touch is the book's preface which includes interesting anecdotes about the migrant experience of a number of the authors of the chapters.' John H. Relethford, American Journal of Human Biology '... the editors have done a sterling job ...' Journal of Anthropological Researchshow more

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