Moving Europeans, Second Edition

Moving Europeans, Second Edition : Migration in Western Europe since 1650

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Praise for the first edition:"By far the best general book on its subject.... Moving Europeans will remain a standard reference for some time to come." -Charles Tilly "Moch has reconceived the social history of Europe." -David LevineMoving Europeans tells the story of the vast movements of people throughout Europe and examines the links between human mobility and the fundamental changes that transformed European life. This update of a classic text describes the Western European migration from the pre-industrial era to the year 2000. For this new edition, Leslie Page Moch reconsiders the 20th century in light of fundamental changes in labor, years of conflict, and the new migrations following the end of colonial empires, the fall of communism, and globalization. This new edition also features a greatly expanded and up-to-date bibliography.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 317.51g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 7 figures, 1 bibliog., 1 index
  • 0253215951
  • 9780253215956
  • 884,002

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"... This is an excellent volume with rich didactic footnotes, comprehensive bibliography, maps, and diagrams. Summing Up: Highly recommended." -Choice, March 2004 This reviewer concluded in his review of the first edition of this book (CH, Sep'93) that this provocative study affords a melding of the most current theory with engagingly written vignettes of the lived experience of those involved in the process. The second edition is even better. Like its predecessor, it delineates the forces behind human migration and traces major shifts in patterns of movement while putting a human face on the process with the imaginative personification of the migration experience. Much of the chapter structure is the same: an introduction to theoretical assumptions and working definitions; preindustrial migration; migration in the age of early industry; migration in an urbanized and industrialized world; and migration in the 20th century. The latter is where new ground is broken, incorporating what has happened over the last decade: much new research; shifts in national and European Union policies; new immigrants in a globalized world of changing politics, policies, and economies; the recognition of cosmopolitanism and hybridity. However, Moch (Michigan State Univ.) does not ponder the implications of the events of 9/11 on frontiers and movements as terrorism changes the landscape of international relations. This is an excellent volume with rich didactic footnotes, comprehensive bibliography, maps, and diagrams. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Most collections.B. Osborne, Queen's University at Kingston, 2004mar CHOICEshow more

About Leslie Page Moch

Leslie Page Moch is Professor of History at Michigan State University and author of Paths to the City: Regional Migration in Nineteenth-Century France and editor of European Migrants: Global and Local Perspectives (with Dirk Hoerder) and Challenging Authority: The Historical Study of Contentious Politics (with Michael Hanagan and Wayne te Brake). She is president of the Social Science History Association (2002).show more

Table of contents

Preliminary Table of Contents: AcknowledgmentsIntroduction to the Second Edition1. Putting Migration into History2. Migration in Preindustrial Europe3. Migration in the Age of Early Industry4. Migration in an Age of Urbanization and Industrialization5. Migration in the Twentieth CenturyNotesBibliographyIndexshow more

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