Migrations And Cultures

A World View

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Author: Thomas Sowell

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780465045891

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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Most commentators look at the issue of immigration from the viewpoint of immediate politics. In doing so, they focus on only a piece of the issue and lose touch with the larger picture. Now Thomas Sowell offers a sweeping historical and global look at a large number of migrations over a long period of time.Migrations and Cultures: shows the persistence of cultural traits, in particular racial and ethnic groups, and the role these groups' relocations play in redistributing skills, knowledge, and other forms of “human capital.” answers the question: What are the effects of disseminating the patterns of the particular set of skills, attitudes, and lifestyles each ethnic group has carried forth—both for the immigrants and for the host countries, in social as well as economic terms?

Cultures in Contact

World Migrations in the Second Millennium

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Author: Dirk Hoerder,Distinguished Visiting Professor Dirk Hoerder

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822328346

Category: Social Science

Page: 779

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A landmark work on human migration around the globe, Cultures in Contact provides a history of the world told through the movements of its people. It is a broad, pioneering interpretation of the scope, patterns, and consequences of human migrations over the past ten centuries. In this magnum opus thirty years in the making, Dirk Hoerder reconceptualizes the history of migration and immigration, establishing that societal transformation cannot be understood without taking into account the impact of migrations and, indeed, that mobility is more characteristic of human behavior than is stasis. Signaling a major paradigm shift, Cultures in Contact creates an English-language map of human movement that is not Atlantic Ocean-based. Hoerder describes the origins, causes, and extent of migrations around the globe and analyzes the cultural interactions they have triggered. He pays particular attention to the consequences of immigration within the receiving countries. His work sweeps from the eleventh century forward through the end of the twentieth, when migration patterns shifted to include transpacific migration, return migrations from former colonies, refugee migrations, and distinct regional labor migrations in the developing world. Hoerder demonstrates that as we enter the third millennium, regional and intercontinental migration patterns no longer resemble those of previous centuries. They have been transformed by new communications systems and other forces of globalization and transnationalism.

Conquests and Cultures

An International History

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Author: Thomas Sowell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780786723003

Category: History

Page: 516

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This book is the culmination of 15 years of research and travels that have taken the author completely around the world twice, as well as on other travels in the Mediterranean, the Baltic, and around the Pacific rim. Its purpose has been to try to understand the role of cultural differences within nations and between nations, today and over centuries of history, in shaping the economic and social fates of peoples and of whole civilizations. Focusing on four major cultural areas(that of the British, the Africans (including the African diaspora), the Slavs of Eastern Europe, and the indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere--Conquests and Cultures reveals patterns that encompass not only these peoples but others and help explain the role of cultural evolution in economic, social, and political development.

Cheese and Culture

A History of Cheese and its Place in Western Civilization

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Author: Paul Kindstedt

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603584129

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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Behind every traditional type of cheese there is a fascinating story. By examining the role of the cheesemaker throughout world history and by understanding a few basic principles of cheese science and technology, we can see how different cheeses have been shaped by and tailored to their surrounding environment, as well as defined by their social and cultural context. Cheese and Culture endeavors to advance our appreciation of cheese origins by viewing human history through the eyes of a cheese scientist. There is also a larger story to be told, a grand narrative that binds all cheeses together into a single history that started with the discovery of cheese making and that is still unfolding to this day. This book reconstructs that 9000-year story based on the often fragmentary information that we have available. Cheese and Culture embarks on a journey that begins in the Neolithic Age and winds its way through the ensuing centuries to the present. This tour through cheese history intersects with some of the pivotal periods in human prehistory and ancient, classical, medieval, renaissance, and modern history that have shaped western civilization, for these periods also shaped the lives of cheesemakers and the diverse cheeses that they developed. The book offers a useful lens through which to view our twenty-first century attitudes toward cheese that we have inherited from our past, and our attitudes about the food system more broadly. This refreshingly original book will appeal to anyone who loves history, food, and especially good cheese.

Africa and France

Postcolonial Cultures, Migration, and Racism

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Author: Dominic Thomas

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253007038

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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This stimulating and insightful book reveals how increased control over immigration has changed cultural and social production in theater, literature, and even museum construction. Dominic Thomas's analysis unravels the complex cultural and political realities of long-standing mobility between Africa and Europe. Thomas questions the attempt to place strict limits on what it means to be French or European and offers a sense of what must happen to bring about a renewed sense of integration and global Frenchness.

Migration in World History

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Author: Patrick Manning,Tiffany Trimmer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415516781

Category: History

Page: 220

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This book traces the connections among regions brought about by the movement of people, diseases, crops, technology and ideas. Drawing on examples from a wide range of geographical regions and thematic areas, noted world historian Patrick Manning guides the reader through the earliest human migrations, including the earliest hominids, their development and spread, and the controversy surrounding the rise of homo sapiens ; the rise and spread of major language groups ; an examination of civilizations, farmers and pastoralists from 3000 BCE to 500 CE ; trade patterns including the early Silk Road and maritime trade in the Mediterrane and more.

New England's Generation

The Great Migration and the Formation of Society and Culture in the Seventeenth Century

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Author: Virginia DeJohn Anderson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521447645

Category: History

Page: 232

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Through analyses of the process of migration and settlement and of the symbolic meaning that participants attached to their experiences, the book tells the story of New England's origins as one of dynamism and change. Focusing on the lives of nearly 700 emigrants, the narrative examines such topics as the settlers' motives for leaving England, their experience of the voyage, their patterns of settlement in the New World, and their search for economic security in a new land. The descendants of the founders erected the story of their "great" migration into early British America's only effective foundation myth--a record of achievement that succeeding generations could never match. Rich in detail and insight, this exploration of New England's founding examines both the lives of ordinary people and the transcendent meanings that those lives ultimately acquired.

Strangers Next Door

Immigration, Migration and Mission

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Author: J. D. Payne

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830863419

Category: Religion

Page: 206

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More than ever, North America is being flooded by people from all around the world, many of them here illegally. How should the church respond to these sojourners among us? In Strangers Next Door professor of evangelism and church planting J. D. Payne introduces the phenomenon of migrations of peoples to Western nations and explores how the church should respond in light of the mission of God. As we understand and embrace the fact that the least-reached people groups now reside in (and continue to migrate to) Western countries, churches have unprecedented opportunites to freely share the gospel with them. This book includes practical guidelines for doing crosscultural missions and developing a global strategy of mission. It also highlights examples of churches and organizations attempting to reach, partner with, and send migrants to minister to their people. Discover how you can reach out to the strangers next door by welcoming them into God's family.

A Book of Migrations

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Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1844677087

Category: Travel

Page: 208

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"A brilliant meditation on travel."—The New York Times In this acclaimed exploration of the culture of others, Rebecca Solnit travels through Ireland, the land of her long-forgotten maternal ancestors. A Book of Migrations portrays in microcosm a history made of great human tides of invasion, colonization, emigration, nomadism and tourism. Enriched by cross-cultural comparisons with the history of the American West, A Book of Migrations carves a new route through Ireland's history, literature and landscape.

Pacific Worlds

A History of Seas, Peoples, and Cultures

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Author: Matt K. Matsuda

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521887631

Category: History

Page: 436

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Essential single-volume history of the Pacific region and the global interactions which define it.

Bad Teachers

The Essential Guide for Concerned Parents

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Author: Guy Strickland

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 9780671529345

Category: Education

Page: 320

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Shows parents how to tell if their children are languishing under a bad teacher and what they can do about it

Race And Culture

A World View

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Author: Thomas Sowell

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780465067978

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Encompassing more than a decade of research around the globe, this book shows that cultural capital has far more impact than politics, prejudice, or genetics on the social and economic fates of minorities, nations, and civilization.

First Migrants

Ancient Migration in Global Perspective

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Author: Peter Bellwood

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118325893

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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The first publication to outline the complex global story of human migration and dispersal throughout the whole of human prehistory. Utilizing archaeological, linguistic and biological evidence, Peter Bellwood traces the journeys of the earliest hunter-gatherer and agriculturalist migrants as critical elements in the evolution of human lifeways. The first volume to chart global human migration and population dispersal throughout the whole of human prehistory, in all regions of the world An archaeological odyssey that details the initial spread of early humans out of Africa approximately two million years ago, through the Ice Ages, and down to the continental and island migrations of agricultural populations within the past 10,000 years Employs archaeological, linguistic and biological evidence to demonstrate how migration has always been a vital and complex element in explaining the evolution of the human species Outlines how significant migrations have affected population diversity in every region of the world Clarifies the importance of the development of agriculture as a migratory imperative in later prehistory Fully referenced with detailed maps throughout

American Nations

A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America

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Author: Colin Woodard

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101544457

Category: History

Page: 384

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An illuminating history of North America's eleven rival cultural regions that explodes the red state-blue state myth. North America was settled by people with distinct religious, political, and ethnographic characteristics, creating regional cultures that have been at odds with one another ever since. Subsequent immigrants didn't confront or assimilate into an “American” or “Canadian” culture, but rather into one of the eleven distinct regional ones that spread over the continent each staking out mutually exclusive territory. In American Nations, Colin Woodard leads us on a journey through the history of our fractured continent, and the rivalries and alliances between its component nations, which conform to neither state nor international boundaries. He illustrates and explains why “American” values vary sharply from one region to another. Woodard (author of American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good) reveals how intranational differences have played a pivotal role at every point in the continent's history, from the American Revolution and the Civil War to the tumultuous sixties and the "blue county/red county" maps of recent presidential elections. American Nations is a revolutionary and revelatory take on America's myriad identities and how the conflicts between them have shaped our past and are molding our future. From the Hardcover edition.

Migration and the Making of Ireland

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Author: Bryan Fanning

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910820254

Category: Ireland

Page: 300

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Explores accounts of migrant experiences across more than four centuries. The motivations that drove migration to Ireland and emigration from Ireland since the Plantation of Ulster in the 1600s are assessed. Political, economic, and legal circumstances that made emigration and immigration possible or necessary are considered. Commonalities and differences across space and time between the experiences of incoming and outgoing migrants, with a strong emphasis on the recent waves of immigration that are re-shaping twenty-first century Ireland, are deeply explored. Early chapters examine the experiences of specific migrant groups, and later chapters look at broader trends, illustrated with anecdotes of personal experience. This book is a landmark contribution to our understanding of modern Ireland, and will be essential reading for anybody seeking to understand the diversity of twenty-first century Irish society.

Culture and Emotional Economy of Migration

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Author: Badri Narayan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315448033

Category: History

Page: 188

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This book studies how the act of migration is a motivating constituent in the production of popular culture in both the homeland and the destination. It looks at the formations of cultures in the process of identity-making of approximately 200 million Indians scattered across the world, from colonial to contemporary times. The volume is an in-depth exploration of the flow of cultures and their interactions through a study of north Indian migrants who underwent two waves of emigration—from the Bhojpuri region to the Dutch colony of Suriname between 1873 and 1916 to work on sugar, coffee, cotton and cocoa plantations, and their descendants who moved to The Netherlands following the Surinamese independence in 1975. It compares this complex network of cultures among the migrants to the folk culture of the Bhojpuri region from where large-scale migration is still taking place. Drawing on archival records, secondary literature, folk songs, rare photographs, and extensive fieldwork across continents—the Bhojpuri region, Mumbai, Surat and Ghaziabad in India, and Suriname and The Netherlands—this book will be useful to scholars and researchers of culture studies, labour studies, sociology, modern Indian history, migration and diaspora studies. It will also interest the Indian diaspora, especially in Europe and the Americas.

Dream a World Anew

The African American Experience and the Shaping of America

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Author: National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1588345688

Category: Art

Page: 287

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"In association with the National Museum of African American History and Culture."

Season of Migration to the North

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Author: Tayeb Salih,al-Ṭayyib Ṣāliḥ,Denys Johnson-Davies

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435909741

Category: Arabic literature

Page: 169

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A beautifully constructed novel set in the Sudan and Europe. 'Among the six finest novels to be written in modern Arabic literature.' Edward Said

Exodus

How Migration is Changing Our World

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Author: Paul Collier

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195398653

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 309

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The best-selling author of The Bottom Billion lays out the effects of both encouraging and restricting migration.

Migration, Culture Conflict and Crime

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Author: Joshua D. Freilich

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483539873

Category: Social Science

Page: 319

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This was one of the first social science books to recognize migration as THE issue of the 21st century. The issue of immigration and crime in all of its many contexts and forms, is a problem which increasingly affects numerous countries throughout the world. In many countries, immigrants have been accused of disproportionate involvement in crime while, in others, immigrants are often claimed to be the victims of criminal offenders, as well as indifferent criminal justice systems. The subjects covered within this informative collection include the offending and victimization rates of immigrants and their dependants, institutional racism, human trafficking/smuggling and ethnic conflicts. In particular, the problems faced by female immigrants are addressed in detail. Whilst some papers look at the issues facing particular countries, such as Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia, Israel and Turkey, others adopt a more comparative approach. Migration, Culture Conflict and Crime is an essential and compelling read for all those with a strong interest in this important area. Not only does it significantly advance our scientific knowledge concerning the relationship between immigration, crime and justice, but it also sets forth a number of proposals which, if implemented, could address many of the problems found in these areas. It is as relevant today as the day it was published.