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The Immigrant Divide: How Cuban Americans are Changing the US and their Homeland

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Immigrant studies contrasts between foreign-born and their progeny born where they resettle. Eckstein shows how analyses leave undocumented and unexplained differences among first generation immigrants, rooted in different pre-migration experiences. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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Immigrant studies | Cuban | immigrants | migration | Cuba | Immigrant studies | Cuban | immigrants | migration | Cuba | 2011-03-10

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21H.914 Jewish History from Biblical to Modern Times (MIT) 21H.914 Jewish History from Biblical to Modern Times (MIT)

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This course explores how our views of Jewish history have been formed and how this history can explain the survival of the Jews as an ethnic/religious group into the present day. Special attention is given to the partial and fragmentary nature of our information about the past, and the difficulties inherent in decoding statements about the past that were written with a religious agenda in mind. It also considers complex events in Jewish history -- from early history as portrayed in the Bible to recent history, including the Holocaust. This course explores how our views of Jewish history have been formed and how this history can explain the survival of the Jews as an ethnic/religious group into the present day. Special attention is given to the partial and fragmentary nature of our information about the past, and the difficulties inherent in decoding statements about the past that were written with a religious agenda in mind. It also considers complex events in Jewish history -- from early history as portrayed in the Bible to recent history, including the Holocaust.

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Five books of Moses | Five books of Moses | Genesis | Genesis | Exodus | Exodus | bible | bible | Solomon | Solomon | biblical Israel | biblical Israel | Judaea | Judaea | Rome | Rome | Maccabean Revolution | Maccabean Revolution | Roman hostility to the Jews | Roman hostility to the Jews | Maimonides | Maimonides | Medieval Jewiwsh Traders | Medieval Jewiwsh Traders | Ashkenazi | Ashkenazi | Holocaust | Holocaust | facism | facism | Polish Jewish | Polish Jewish | WWII | WWII | Auschwitz | Auschwitz | Nazis | Nazis | Night | Night | Warsaw Ghetto | Warsaw Ghetto | Anne Frank | Anne Frank | Jewish economic elites | Jewish economic elites | elite minority | elite minority | Jewish immigrant | Jewish immigrant | American Jew | American Jew

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ón y Drogodependencias (2009) ón y Drogodependencias (2009)

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La migración es una cuestión social relativamente novedosa que constituye un campo de estudio que debe abarcar el ámbito interdisciplinar y multidisciplinar, y que plantea nuevos desafíos para la inverstigación desde las instituciones universitarias. El tema de la drogodependencia ha sido ampliamente trabajado desde el ámbito académico; si embargo el fenómenos de las migraciones ha estimulado nuevos retos a los que el investigador debe acercarse con cautela y teniendo en cuenta las diferencias sociales y culturales que se producen según los distintos grupos étnicos. La aproximación de las distintas culturas al fenómeno de las drogas y los patrones de consumo en la población inmigrante teniendo en cuenta las diferencias sociales y culturales son algunos de los temas que es pr La migración es una cuestión social relativamente novedosa que constituye un campo de estudio que debe abarcar el ámbito interdisciplinar y multidisciplinar, y que plantea nuevos desafíos para la inverstigación desde las instituciones universitarias. El tema de la drogodependencia ha sido ampliamente trabajado desde el ámbito académico; si embargo el fenómenos de las migraciones ha estimulado nuevos retos a los que el investigador debe acercarse con cautela y teniendo en cuenta las diferencias sociales y culturales que se producen según los distintos grupos étnicos. La aproximación de las distintas culturas al fenómeno de las drogas y los patrones de consumo en la población inmigrante teniendo en cuenta las diferencias sociales y culturales son algunos de los temas que es pr

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ítica | ítica | ía Evolutiva y de la Educación | ía Evolutiva y de la Educación | droga | droga | ábitos de consumo | ábitos de consumo | ía Social | ía Social | ía | ía | patrones de consumo | patrones de consumo | drogas | drogas | ón | ón | drogodependencia | drogodependencia | ías | ías | biopsicosocial | biopsicosocial | prejuicios | prejuicios | salud | salud | psicosocial | psicosocial | ía Humana | ía Humana | ónes | ónes | ón inmigrante | ón inmigrante | social | social

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Remembering the Mammy and Daddy! Remembering the Mammy and Daddy!

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ireland | ireland | usa | usa | grave | grave | power | power | gravestone | gravestone | emigrant | emigrant | glassnegative | glassnegative | okeeffe | okeeffe | countywaterford | countywaterford | tramore | tramore | newarknewjersey | newarknewjersey | holycrosscemetery | holycrosscemetery | nationallibraryofireland | nationallibraryofireland | patrickpower | patrickpower | anniepower | anniepower | cratey | cratey | ahpoole | ahpoole | prospered | prospered | locationidentified | locationidentified | poolecollection | poolecollection | arthurhenripoole | arthurhenripoole | thomasflanaganpower | thomasflanaganpower | walterpower | walterpower | margaretflanaganpower | margaretflanaganpower

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What choices and constraints do undocumented migrants experience in the labour market?

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Alice Bloch, University of Manchester, gives a talk for the COMPAS Breakfast Breifing series This briefing draws on data from an ESRC funded project, 'Undocumented Migrants, Ethnic Enclaves and Networks: Opportunities, traps or class-based constructs', in order to explore the choices and constraints of undocumented migrants in the labour market, from their own perspectives. It examines the diverse realities of working lives among undocumented migrants. Focusing on how undocumented migrants navigate their precarious situations the briefing will attempt to shed light on some of these individual experiences within the wider policy and structural frameworks in which they operate. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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migration | politics | undocumented migrants | society | human rights | equality | migration | politics | undocumented migrants | society | human rights | equality | 2013-11-22

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THEMIS: The influence of networks in the migration decisions of Kenyan and Nigerian women bound for the United Kingdom

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Linda Oucho presents her paper 'The influence of networks in the migration decisions of Kenyan and Nigerian women bound for the UK' in Parallel session IV(E) of the conference Examining Migration Dynamics: Networks and Beyond, 24-26 Sept 2013 Networks and the information they convey can play a very important role in the decision to migrate. With technological advancements taking place in today's globalised world, potential migrants can consult individuals on information about their chosen destination, but they can also explore their options by using the internet to investigate the information that they need in order to make a decision of whether to migrate to their chosen destination. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the changing nature of networks through time with a focus on ex

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THEMIS | migration | Kenya | Nigeria | women migrants | united kingdom | THEMIS | migration | Kenya | Nigeria | women migrants | united kingdom | 2013-09-26

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Ellis Island (LOC)

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boy | girl | children | libraryofcongress | immigrants | immigration | immigrant | ellisisland | xmlns:dc=httppurlorgdcelements11 | dc:identifier=httphdllocgovlocpnpggbain22287

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THEMIS: Highly skilled migrants and the European mobility industry

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Saara Koikkalainen presents her paper 'Highly skilled migrants and the European mobility industry' in Parallel session IV(D) of the conference Examining Migration Dynamics: Networks and Beyond, 24-26 Sept 2013 The paper examines intra-European mobility and migrant agency from the perspective of highly skilled migrants, namely Finns working abroad in other EU15 countries. It is based on a web survey titled Working in Europe (n=364) conducted in 2008, its continuation in 2010 (n=194) and 18 migrant interviews (2011). The paper draws on Karen O'Reilly's (2012) practice theory for international migration. It focuses on understanding highly skilled mobility in Europe through an analysis of the external, macro level structures that ease or impede mobility, as well as the internal, micro leve

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THEMIS | migration | highly skilled migrants | mobility | THEMIS | migration | highly skilled migrants | mobility | 2013-09-26

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21G.346 Topics in Modern French Literature and Culture: Global Paris (MIT) 21G.346 Topics in Modern French Literature and Culture: Global Paris (MIT)

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This course investigates Paris's oversized status as a global capital by looking at the events, transformations, cultures, and arts for which the city is known to help us better understand Paris and its place in French and global cultures today. Taught in French. This course investigates Paris's oversized status as a global capital by looking at the events, transformations, cultures, and arts for which the city is known to help us better understand Paris and its place in French and global cultures today. Taught in French.

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France | France | Paris | Paris | City of Light | City of Light | City of Love | City of Love | Capital of the Ninteenth Century | Capital of the Ninteenth Century | Capital of Modernity | Capital of Modernity | global capital | global capital | immigrants | immigrants | immigration | immigration | Paris myth | Paris myth | Bollywood | Bollywood | Las Vegas | Las Vegas | Eiffel Tower | Eiffel Tower | la tour Eiffel | la tour Eiffel | Gustave Eiffel | Gustave Eiffel | culture | culture | Zola | Zola | Barthes | Barthes | Les Halles | Les Halles | Napoleon | Napoleon | rebuilding Paris | rebuilding Paris | Rio De Janeiro | Rio De Janeiro | petits paris | petits paris | Musée du quai Branly | Musée du quai Branly | Hollywood | Hollywood | La banlieue de Paris | La banlieue de Paris | La cuisine asiatique | La cuisine asiatique | Bemelmans | Bemelmans | Madeline | Madeline | Babar | Babar

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The Neoliberal Construction of Modern Slavery: The Case of Migrant Domestic Workers

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Judy Fudge, Professor of Law, Kent Law School, University of Kent examines Modern Slavery as a causal effect of the emphasis on human trafficking, anti-immigration and criminal law rather than employment law for migrant domestic workers. Professor Fudge examines Modern Slavery as a causal effect of the emphasis on human trafficking, anti-immigration and criminal law rather than employment law for migrant domestic workers at the Neoliberalism, Employment and the Law workshop at Wolfson College, Oxford, hosted the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society in November 2015. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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policy | migration | immigration | domestic workers | modern slavery | neoliberalism | migrant | abuse | law | regulation | Employment | legal | policy | migration | immigration | domestic workers | modern slavery | neoliberalism | migrant | abuse | law | regulation | Employment | legal | 2015-11-19

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Neoliberalism Workshop: Contradictions in liberal reforms: The regulation of labour subcontracting

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Guy Mundlak, Professor at The Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University, gives a talk for the Neoliberalism workshop. Professor Mundlak outlined the legal problems, and the principle of residual responsibility associated with the triangular relationship between the worker, the (sub-contracted) provider of the service and the direct employer. Although conducted as empirical research on temporary and sub-contracted workers in Israel, he argued that the study?s findings could be seen as a prophecy of what is currently happening worldwide in terms of employer liability and workers? rights. This talk was given at the Neoliberalism, Employment and the Law workshop at Wolfson College, Oxford, hosted the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society in November 2015. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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policy | subcontracting | workers | unions | rights | neoliberalism | migrant | abuse | law | regulation | Employment | legal | policy | subcontracting | workers | unions | rights | neoliberalism | migrant | abuse | law | regulation | Employment | legal | 2015-11-19

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Immigrant integration and social capital formation: evidence from New Zealand

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Comparing immigrant and native-born social capital formation via New Zealand data which permits a distinction between indicators of stocks of social capital and indicators of investment in the form of participation in community and voluntary activities In this presentation Professor Poot compares immigrant and native-born social capital formation by means of New Zealand data which permits a distinction between indicators of stocks of social capital (viz. feelings of safety, interpersonal contact and inclusion) and indicators of investment in the form of participation in community and voluntary activities, with bonding and bridging activities considered separately. For immigrants, an assessment is made of how social capital formation changes with increasing years in the host country. Additi Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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Social Capital | immigrant | New Zealand | Social Capital | immigrant | New Zealand | 2015-10-22

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Evidence about torture in the UK asylum system

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Public Seminar Series, Trinity term 2013. Seminar by Dr Toby Kelly (University of Edinburgh) recorded on 15 May 2013 at the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. This presentation examined some of the difficulties involved in the production and assessment of evidence about torture in the British asylum system. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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torture | immigrants | immigration | migration | asylum | refugees | torture | immigrants | immigration | migration | asylum | refugees

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Emigrants leaving. Scotts Quay, Queenstown Emigrants leaving. Scotts Quay, Queenstown

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robertfrench | robertfrench | williamlawrence | williamlawrence | lawrencecollection | lawrencecollection | lawrencephotographicstudio | lawrencephotographicstudio | thelawrencephotographcollection | thelawrencephotographcollection | glassnegative | glassnegative | nationallibraryofireland | nationallibraryofireland | tenders | tenders | queenstown | queenstown | cobh | cobh | cocork | cocork | liners | liners | emigrants | emigrants | usa | usa | finality | finality | tender | tender | passengertender | passengertender | ireland | ireland | flyingfish | flyingfish | whitestarpier | whitestarpier | americanwake | americanwake | heartbreakpier | heartbreakpier | whitestarwharf | whitestarwharf | psireland | psireland | psflyingfish | psflyingfish | vintagephotography | vintagephotography | emigration | emigration | soontobeirishamericans | soontobeirishamericans

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Dwelling for migrant workers Dwelling for migrant workers

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migrantworkers | migrantworkers | logbuildings | logbuildings | housing | housing | florida | florida

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THEMIS: Flexible ethnography for practice stories of migration: (Elite?) migrants in Asia

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Katherine Botterill presents her paper 'Flexible ethnography for practice stories of migration' co-authored by Karen O'Reiilly and Rob Stone in Parallel session I(C) of the conference Examining Migration Dynamics: Networks and Beyond, 24-26 Sept 2013 In contemporary migration research, the dynamics of migration systems and the processes that sustain them have been explained through a narrow focus on origin and destination. Increasingly, however, scholars recognise the importance of historical, social and cultural conditions of movement, institutional frameworks and interactions, individual agency and everyday practices in their analysis of migration patterns and processes. Any focus on a single aspect of the above leads to calls for more attention to other aspects. We argue that structu

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THEMIS | migration | migrant stories | THEMIS | migration | migrant stories | 2013-09-25

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Explaining the Rise of Diaspora Institutions

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Alan Gamlen talks about how formal offices of state dedicated to emigrants and their descendants have been largely overlooked in mainstream political studies. At this event, co-sponsored by the Centre for International Studies (CIS), the International Migration Institute (IMI) and COMPAS, Dr Gamlen asks the question 'Why do states establish and maintain diaspora engagement institutions?' Alan Gamlen (DPhil. Oxon) is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand and a Research Associate at Oxford University. He leads the Diasporas Engagement Policies project, part of the five-year Oxford Diasporas Programme funded by the Leverhulme Trust, and is Editor-in-Chief of Migration Studies, an academic journal published by Oxford University Press. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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emigrants | diaspora | state architecture | emigrants | diaspora | state architecture | 2014-05-20

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Hyper-mobile migrant workers and the lack of social protection within the European Union: a case study from the Netherlands

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Case study of hyper-mobile migrants employed on large-scale construction sites in the Netherlands, highlighting the ways these workers express their agency in dealing with a cross-border employment context in which social protection is difficult to access Within the European Union a labour recruitment system exists within which firms use various channels of migration and recruitment to differentiate between terms and conditions of migrant workers, exploiting the blurred boundaries of regulatory frameworks on intra-EU mobility. Though these EU migrant workers are formally not excluded from labour rights, regulations are enacted such that de facto they often are. In particular, migrants who move between EU-member states on a regular basis for work, such as those working in engineering const Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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social protection | migration | migrant workers | social protection | migration | migrant workers | 2015-11-25

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Ilustração Janeiro de 1928. Lisboa, Portugal Ilustração Janeiro de 1928. Lisboa, Portugal

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fundaçãocaloustegulbenkian | fundaçãocaloustegulbenkian | gulbenkian | gulbenkian | bibliotecadearte | bibliotecadearte | biblioteca | biblioteca | arte | arte | márionovais | márionovais | mário | mário | novais | novais | ilustração | ilustração | 1928 | 1928 | grupo | grupo | emigrantes | emigrantes | portugueses | portugueses | porto | porto | lisboa | lisboa | portugal | portugal

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The price of rights: regulating international migration

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Public Seminar Series, Michaelmas term 2013. Seminar by Dr Martin Ruhs (University of Oxford) recorded on 4 December 2013 at the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. Many low-income countries and development organisations are calling for greater liberalisation of labour immigration policies in high-income countries. At the same time, human rights organisations and migrant rights advocates are demanding more equal rights for migrant workers. In his new book, The Price of Rights, Dr Martin Ruhs shows why we cannot always have both. Dr Ruhs analyses how high-income countries restrict the rights of migrant workers as part of their labour immigration policies and discusses the implications for global debates about regulating labour migration and protecting migr Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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seminar | migration | labour | migrants | citizenship | rights | seminar | migration | labour | migrants | citizenship | rights | 2013-12-04

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21G.043J Introduction to Asian American Studies: Literature, Culture, and Historical Experience (MIT) 21G.043J Introduction to Asian American Studies: Literature, Culture, and Historical Experience (MIT)

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This course provides an overview of Asian American history and its relevance for contemporary issues. It covers the first wave of Asian immigration in the 19th century, the rise of anti-Asian movements, the experiences of Asian Americans during WWII, the emergence of the Asian American movement in the 1960s, and the new wave of post–1965 Asian immigration. The class examines the role these experiences played in the formation of Asian American ethnicity. The course addresses key societal issues such as racial stereotyping, media racism, affirmative action, the glass ceiling, the "model minority" syndrome, and anti-Asian harassment or violence. The course is taught in English. This course provides an overview of Asian American history and its relevance for contemporary issues. It covers the first wave of Asian immigration in the 19th century, the rise of anti-Asian movements, the experiences of Asian Americans during WWII, the emergence of the Asian American movement in the 1960s, and the new wave of post–1965 Asian immigration. The class examines the role these experiences played in the formation of Asian American ethnicity. The course addresses key societal issues such as racial stereotyping, media racism, affirmative action, the glass ceiling, the "model minority" syndrome, and anti-Asian harassment or violence. The course is taught in English.

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21G.043 | 21G.043 | 21H.107 | 21H.107 | bamboo ceiling | bamboo ceiling | asian american | asian american | minorities | minorities | chinatown | chinatown | immigrant | immigrant | refugee | refugee | hmong | hmong | hapa | hapa | glass ceiling | glass ceiling | yellow power | yellow power | cambodia | cambodia

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Professor Stephen Constantine (Lancaster University) presents research on migration within the British world and the effects it has on the marginalisation of different social groups. Professor Stephen Constantine, of Lancaster University, presents research, included in his recent work with Marjory Harper, 'Migration and Empire' (a part of the Oxford History of the British Empire series), on migration within the British world. Prof Constantine's research examines marginal groups, the experiences and treatment of the marginalised, and, lastly, deportation and the marginalised. This engaging presentation spans the breadth of the empire, drawing significant conclusions about migration in all areas, both geographically and socially, of Britain's imperial world. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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deportation | immigration | marginalised | marginalized | migration | migrant workers | British empire | deportation | immigration | marginalised | marginalized | migration | migrant workers | British empire | 2011-01-28

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Migration, politics and political change: Introduction to the seminar series and preliminary TRANSMIC findings

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Ali Chaudhary and Marieke van Houte introduce the seminar series on migration, politics and political change and their TRANSMIC project, examining the links between migration, citizenship, and migration and development This presentation is part of the 2016 IMI Hilary Term seminar series, which seeks to interrogate the relationship between migration, politics and political change. The series offers a wide range of (inter)disciplinary, methodological and theoretical approaches to the study of the processes and outcomes that link migration, emigrants and immigrants with politics and political change. The series seeks to discuss both how political actors govern migrants? actions and movements ?from above?, through policies and resources, and how migrants may shape politics ?from below? Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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migration | politics | political change | Tunisia | migrant | migration | politics | political change | Tunisia | migrant | 2016-01-20

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11.S945 Urbanizing China: A Reflective Dialogue (MIT) 11.S945 Urbanizing China: A Reflective Dialogue (MIT)

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The course explores the interactions between state and market as instigators of China's urbanization, and its consequences of land, housing, transportation, energy, environment, migration, finance, urban inequality. Themes include the de-synchronization of China's urbanization, potential differences between China's past and future development, and differentiators between China's urbanization and those of other countries. This discussion-based course asks students to participate in the conversation with the course instructor and guest lecturers by drawing upon their experiences and academic or professional backgrounds. The course explores the interactions between state and market as instigators of China's urbanization, and its consequences of land, housing, transportation, energy, environment, migration, finance, urban inequality. Themes include the de-synchronization of China's urbanization, potential differences between China's past and future development, and differentiators between China's urbanization and those of other countries. This discussion-based course asks students to participate in the conversation with the course instructor and guest lecturers by drawing upon their experiences and academic or professional backgrounds.

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: Understanding reverse remittance practice among Ghanaian migrants in the UK and their relatives in Ghana

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In the context of Ghanaians in the UK, Geraldine Adiku explores how migrant remittance practices are not only from 'developed' to 'developing' country; many are sent in the reverse direction, a fact largely ignored by scholarship on the topic Remittances have acquired considerable significance on the agendas of development establishments, especially the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) since the turn of the century. The widespread attention that remittances sent from ?developed? to ?developing? countries have received has, however, ignored the fact that many remittances are sent in the opposite, or reverse, direction. Such reverse remittances can be conceptualised as transfers, which move from poor migrant origin areas to migrants in wealthy destination area Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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remittances | migrant | development | reverse remittances | Ghana | remittances | migrant | development | reverse remittances | Ghana | 2017-03-01

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