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Beyond a border - the causes and consequences of contemporary immigration
Peter Kivisto
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The most up-to-date analysis of todays immigration issues. As the authors state in Chapter 1, "the movement of people across national borders represents one of the most vivid dramas of social reality in the contemporary world." This comparative text examines contemporary immigration across the globe, focusing on 20 major nations. Key features include:

comprehensive coverage of topics not covered in other texts

a global portrait of contemporary immigration, including a demographic overview of todays cross-border movers

critical assessments of the achievements of the field to date

encourages students to rethink traditional views about the distinction between citizen and alien

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Peter Kivisto is Richard A. Swanson Professor of Social Thought and Chair of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Welfare at Augustana College and Finland Distinguished Professor at the University of Turku. His current research involves a collaborative project on multiculturalism with colleagues in Finland. His interests include immigration, social integration, citizenship, and religion. Among his recent books are Key Ideas in Sociology (2011), Illuminating Social Life (2011); Beyond a Border: The Causes and Consequences of Contemporary Immigration (2010, with Thomas Faist); Citizenship: Discourse, Theory and Transnational Prospects (2007, with Thomas Faist); and Intersecting Inequalities (2007, with Elizabeth Hartung). He serves on the editorial boards of Contexts, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Intercultural Studies, and on the Publication Committee for Sociology of Religion.

"Compiled by two leading scholars demonstrating their mastery of the field, Beyond a Border provides an invaluable, single-text resource spanning a comprehensive range of immigration theories and dynamics."
Steven Vertovec

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Emigration and immigration - Social aspects.|Emigration and immigration - Government policy.|Immigrants - Cultural assimilation.|Multiculturalism.|Cultural pluralism.
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