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New Migration Patterns in the Americas

Challenges for the 21st Century

  • Andreas E. Feldmann
  • Xóchitl Bada
  • Stephanie Schütze
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Andreas E. Feldmann, Xóchitl Bada, Stephanie Schütze
    Pages 1-24
  3. Contemporary Forms of Violence and Migration

  4. Political and Legal Responses to Changing Migration Patterns

  5. Lifestyle and High-Skilled North–South Migration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Amalia Pallares, Luisa J. Rollins-Castillo
      Pages 171-199
  6. Transatlantic and Transpacific Spaces of Migration

  7. New Patterns of South–South Intraregional Migration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Andreas E. Feldmann, Xóchitl Bada, Stephanie Schütze
      Pages 337-346
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 347-354

About this book

Introduction

This volume investigates new migration patterns in the Americas addressing continuities and changes in existing population movements in the region. The book explores migration conditions and intersections across time and space relying on a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach that brings together the expertise of transnational scholars with diverse theoretical orientations, strengths, and methodological approaches. Some of the themes this edited volume explores include main features of contemporary migration in the Americas; causes, composition, and patterns of new migration flows; and state policies enacted to meet the challenges posed by new developments in migration flows.

Andreas E. Feldmann is Associate Professor of Political Science and Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois, USA.

Xóchitl Bada is Associate Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois, USA.

Stephanie Schütze is Associate Professor of Cultural and Social Anthropology at the Lateinamerika-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

Keywords

organized violence forced migration south-south migration insecurity reintegration labor migration

Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas E. Feldmann
    • 1
  • Xóchitl Bada
    • 2
  • Stephanie Schütze
    • 3
  1. 1.Latin American and Latino Studies ProgramUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicago, ILUSA
  2. 2.Latin American and Latino Studies ProgramUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicago, ILUSA
  3. 3.Lateinamerika-InstitutFreie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

About the editors

Andreas E. Feldmann is Associate Professor of Political Science and Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois, USA.

Xóchitl Bada is Associate Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois, USA.

Stephanie Schütze is Associate Professor of Cultural and Social Anthropology at the Lateinamerika-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

Bibliographic information

Reviews

“The volume provides a cohesive and much-needed update of migration flows in the region and challenges existing theories and paradigms to understand such flows. It is an excellent collection offering truly interdisciplinary transregional approaches and identifying new trends in the movement of people across and beyond the region.” (Alexandra Délano Alonso, author of From Here and There: Diaspora Policies, Integration and Social Rights Beyond Borders)

“It is hard to find a book investigating contemporary human mobility in the Americas this thoroughly. The contributions of different regional experts produce a comprehensive view of the complex migration dynamics that characterize mobility in this region, going beyond traditional research on south-north movements. This is a unique contribution to the literature on international and regional migration in the Americas that defies traditional paradigms.” (Laura Velasco Ortiz, co-author of Mexican Voices of the Border Region: Mexican and Mexican Americans Speak about Living along the Wall)

“This is an agenda-setting book that brings together issues and contemporary debates on human mobility from a regional perspective by analyzing new and old trends on migration in the Americas.  This book proposes a new lens for examining mobility patterns in this region: it is a systematic study on the composition and dynamic of migration flows in the contemporary scenario characterized by the control politics and criminalization of immigrants and their families. This book must be read by all those interested in a better understanding of the migration-violence nexus and, consequently, new migration patterns in the region.” (Liliana Rivera-Sánchez, co-author of The Practice of Research on Migration and Mobilities)