The Atlas of Human Migration

Global Patterns of People on the Move

KS5: ages 16+Book

Migration has long provided millions with an escape route from poverty or oppression, ensuring the survival, even prosperity, of individuals and their families. New currents of human migration are appearing all the time and immigration has become a hotly contested issue.

This atlas maps contemporary migration against its economic, social, cultural and demographic contexts, and traces the story of migration from its historical roots to its causes and effects today. Issues covered include:

  • Refugees and asylum seekers,
  • Diasporas,
  • Remittances,
  • The ‘brain drain’,
  • Trafficking,
  • Student, retirement and ‘return’ migration.

The book is divided into three main parts:

  • Part I – The Grand Narrative: Migration through the Ages
  • Part II – A World in Flux: Contemporary Global Migration Patterns
  • Part III – The Age of Migration: Hybrid Identities of Human Mobility

It also has a final section providing background statistics and data, plus information on the migration policies of different countries. Whilst not specifically aimed at schools this book provides teachers with excellent background information that can be used in lessons or as a source of research for older students.


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    • Book (£15.99)
    • Order via the Routledge website
    • ISBN: 9781849711500
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    • No. of pages: 128

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