Brettell's new book provides new insight into the processes of migration and transnationalism from an anthropological perspective. She analyzes macro and micro approaches to migration theory, utilizing her extensive fieldwork in Portugal and many other countries. Key issues she discusses include: immigrant incorporation vs. assimilation models; the impacts on individual, household and community as well as institutions and states; ethnic group composition; illegal immigration; city vs. suburban enclaves; ethnic entrepreneurship; the role of religion; men and women as migrants; and the use of oral histories in understanding immigration and the mediation of new social boundaries. This book will be indispensable to instructors and researchers in anthropology, race and ethnic studies, immigration studies, urban studies, sociology, and international relations.
Publisher: AltaMira Press,U.S.
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 417 g
Dimensions: 229 x 150 x 17 mm
There is not a bad chapter in this book, but Brettell's work really shines in her discussion of agency/structure in her comparative analysis. * Journal Of International Migration and Integration *
Recommended. Undergraduate and graduate students; professionals interested in Portuguese studies. * CHOICE *
This book is refreshing as it underscores the centrality of Portuguese colonialism and emigration for debates concerning transnationalism, ethnicity, and identity. It will undoubtedly be of interest to academics and students interested in migration studies, history, and interdisciplinary methods for data collection and analysis. * Journal Of The Royal Anthropological Institute *