The Turbulence of Migration: Globalization, Deterritorialization and Hybridity
February 2000, Polity
2. Mapping Global Migration.
3. The Ability to Move: Defining Migrants.
4. Globalization and Migration.
5. The Deterritorialization of Culture.
6. The Limits of Cultural Translation.
7. Philosophical Frameworks and the Politics of Cultural Difference.
8. Tracing Hybridity in Theory.
9. Conclusion: Clusters in the Diaspora.
* Provides a clear account of both early and modern forms of migration.
* Drawing on the work of key theorists in a range of disciplines, the author sets out an original theory for understanding current trends in global migration.
'This volume is important for two reasons. First, it challenges
the social sciences to adopt a more functional and dynamic view of
culture and the "social" such that difference and culture are
incorporated outside of traditional bounded unit classifications.
Second, the author has presented a coherent argument for
understanding migration as a process that stems from global
turbulence in politics, economics and social relations. This volume
would make an excellent addition to upper-year undergraduate and
gradute papers in disciplines such as sociology, anthropology and
geography.' David Timothy Duval, Sociological Research
'The volume's greatest strength is its review and critique of
cultural theorists ... It is a provocative volume that attempts to
shift the paradigms through which traditional social science views
migration by introducing new strands of scholarship.'
'Papastergiadis spells out the consequences for multiculturalist
policy and theory ... [His] intentions are grand: to revolutionize
migration theory and to place post-colonial theory at the heart of
a new social science of modernity.' Race and
'Impressive in its multidiscipinary scope, this book draws
together a wide range of work and makes revealing juxtapositions
between different fields.' Progress in Human
'The Turbulence of Migration is an impressive tour de force ... an exceptionally valuable book for those who want a sophisticated, intelligent and critical primer in postmodern theories of globalization, migration and cultural interaction.' The UTS Review