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Description - Migrants to the Metropolis by Marie Price

Immigration today touches the lives and economies of more people and places than ever before. Yet the places that are disproportionately affected by immigrant flows are not countries but cities. This remarkable collection examines contemporary global immigration trends and their profound effect on specific host cities. The book focuses not only on cities with long-established diverse populations, such as New York, Toronto, and Sydney, but also on lesser known established gateway cities such as Birmingham (UK) and Amsterdam, and the emerging gateways of Johannesburg, Washington, D.C., Singapore, and Dublin.The essays gathered here provide a global portrait of accelerating, worldwide immigration driven by income differentials, social networks, and various state policies that recruit skilled and unskilled laborers. Gateway cities vary in form and function, but many are hyper diverse, globally linked through transnational networks, and often increasingly segregated spaces. Offering penetrating analyses by leading scholars in the field, "Migrants to the Metropolis" redirects the global narrative surrounding migration away from states and borders and toward cities, where the vast majority of economic migrants settle.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780815631866
ISBN-10: 0815631863
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 29mm)
Pages: 424
Imprint: Syracuse University Press
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Marie Price

Marie Price is associate professor of geography and international affairs at the George Washington University. She is coauthor of Diversity amid Globalization: World Regions, Environment, and Development. Lisa Benton-Short is associate professor of geography at the George Washington University. She has published several books, including Cities and Nature and The Presidio: From Army Post to National Park.