The Atlas of Human Migration: Global Patterns of People on the Move (Paperback)

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Migration has provided millions with an escape route from poverty or oppression, ensuring the survival, even prosperity, of individuals and their families. New currents of human migration, triggered by ethnic cleansing or climate change or economic need, are appearing all the time and immigration has become one of today's most contested issues. This compelling new atlas maps contemporary migration against its crucial economic, social, cultural and demographic contexts. Drawing on data from one of the largest concentrations of migration research, the atlas traces the story of migration from its historical roots through the economic and conflict imperatives of the last 50 years to the causes and effects of flight today. Issues covered include:

  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • Diasporas
  • Remittances
  • The 'brain drain
  • Trafficking
  • Student, retirement and return migration.

About the Author


Russell King is Professor of Geography at the University of Sussex, and Director of the Sussex Centre for Migration Research. He is the editor of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. Richard Black is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sussex, and Head of the School of Global Studies. Michael Collyer is Lecturer in Human Geography and Migration Studies at the University of Sussex. Whilst based at Sussex he has held a Nuffield Career Development Fellowship and a Marie Curie International Fellowship, with visiting appointments at universities in Morocco, Egypt and Sri Lanka. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. Anthony Fielding is Research Professor in Human Geography at the University of Sussex, and has been researching migration for over 40 years. Ronald Skeldon is Professorial Fellow in the Department of Geography at the University of Sussex, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Department for International Development (DfID) in London.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781849711500
Publisher: Earthscan Publications
Publication Date: July 1st, 2010
Pages: 128