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Trager and her coauthors focus on migration not as a single event but as a dynamic process that responds to and is shaped by broader economic, cultural, and social forces. Individual essays consider issues of international and internal migration; of transnational and multilocal networks through which remittances and other flows take place; and of migrants as active agents. They offer original studies on Mexico, Puerto Rico, West Africa, Kazakstan, and Mozambique. This new volume will be a valuable resource in development anthropology, migration studies, and international planning and policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780759107748
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 11/15/2005
Series: Society for Economic Anthropology Monograph Series , #22
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 6.56(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.13(d)

About the Author

Lillian Trager is professor of anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, Parkside.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: The Dynamics of Migration Part 2 Part I. Migration, Households, and Stratification Chapter 3 1. Unbound Households: Trajectories of Labor, Migration, and Transnational Livelihoods in (and from) Southern Puerto Rico Chapter 4 2. Multilocality and Social Stratification in Kita, Mali Chapter 5 3. Non-migrant Households in Oaxaca, Mexico: Why Some People Stay While Others Leave Chapter 6 4. Migration and Risk-Taking: A Case Study from Kazakstan Chapter 7 5. Migratory Modernity and the Cosmology of Consumption in Côte d'Ivoire Part 8 Part II. Remittances and Beyond Chapter 9 6. When Houses Provide More than Shelter: Analyzing the Uses of Remittances within their Socio-cultural Context Chapter 10 7. Women Migrants and Hometown Linkages in Nigeria: Status, Economic Roles and Contributions to Community Development Chapter 11 8. The Moral Economy of Non-Return Among Socially-Diverted Labor Migrants from Portugal and Mozambique Chapter 12 9. "Direct to the Poor" Revisted: Migrant Remittances and Development Assistance

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