Auteur: Sassen, Saskia
Titel: Guests and Aliens
Saskia Sassen, one of the world's leading experts on globalization, presents a comprehensive analysis of worldwide immigration. Establishing the current "crisis" of immigration in a historical context, Sassen puts today's situation into perspective as one phase of a global history of border-crossing. She describes the mass immigrations of Italians and Eastern European Jews during the 19th and 20th centuries, and the international dislocations - particularly after the end of World War II - that have endangered the "refugee" concept. Using these examples, Sassen explores the causes of immigration that have resulted in nations; either welcoming new arrivals as "guests" or disparaging them as "aliens". She then outlines an "enlightened approach" (Publishers Weekly), to improving our own immigration policies.
2000, 202 pag., Euro 26,95
I.B. Tauris, London, ISBN 9781565846081
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