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Global Futures

Migration, Environment and Globalization

  • Avtar Brah
  • Mary J. Hickman
  • Máirtín Mac an Ghaill

Part of the Explorations in Sociology book series (EIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Imagining the Global

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Avtar Brah, Mary J. Hickman, Mairtin Mac an Ghaill
      Pages 3-26
  3. Risk, Society and Governance

  4. Synergetic/Discrepant Differences

  5. Migration and Globalization

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 233-243

About this book


Providing critical assessment of the 'globalization thesis' through sustained analysis of the nexus of processes underlying social and cultural relations, this book examines, explores, and teases out the many contradictions embedded within different discourses of globalization. Together, the various chapters in the collection offer a wide-ranging critique of those accounts which represent globalization primarily, if not exclusively, as the classic story of European modernity with its attendant narratives of ostensibly unfettered movement of people, unmitigated economic growth and social progress.


Europe Governance migration

Editors and affiliations

  • Avtar Brah
    • 1
  • Mary J. Hickman
    • 2
  • Máirtín Mac an Ghaill
    • 3
  1. 1.Birkbeck CollegeUniversity of LondonUK
  2. 2.University of North LondonUK
  3. 3.Sheffield UniversityUK

About the editors

THOMAS A. ACTON University of Greenwich BARNOR HESSE University of East London PHOEBE ISARD University of Sussex DOREEN MASSEY The Open University MARIE A. MATER Nanyang Technical University ROBERT MILES University of Glasgow JENNIFER PLATT University of Sussex ROGER SIBEON University of Liverpool NGAI-LING SUM University of Sheffield CLAIRE WALLACE Institute of Advanced Studies, Vienna IAN WELSH University of Wales, Cardiff

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