Human Migration: A Study of International Movements

Human Migration: A Study of International Movements

Human Migration: A Study of International Movements

Human Migration: A Study of International Movements

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This book attempts to treat the international aspects of human migration objectively. Intended primarily for American students, it naturally emphasizes recent migration to the United States. Certain aspects of other national movements and of world migration in general are also dealt with, especially where these give perspective for an understanding of the American problem.

The book treats not only migration itself, but attitudes and policies with reference to migration, as the inevitable result of the traditions and current influences out of which they have grown. It departs from the traditional treatment particularly of some of the economic and cultural effects of migration, and conceives of much of the maladjustment resulting from the clash of cultures as temporary and to some extent unavoidable costs of the culture change -- potentially progressive -- to which the contact of such cultures is requisite. Many subjects discussed are highly controversial and await, or perhaps defy, objective treatment.

Perhaps the book is also somewhat unconventional in its stress upon international control of migration, though it is not implied that other writers have neglected this. It is hoped that its departure from convention is not without factual support.

I am indebted to many colleagues and friends for aid. Particularly I would acknowledge the help of Professors C. A. Berdahl, Edward Berman, and C. M. Knier who respectively read the material on international control of migration, economic effects of migration, and the significance of citizenship. For valuable assistance in preparing parts of the chapter on cultural contributions of migrants, I am indebted to a former student, Mr. A. G. Welge, recently appointed an instructor in Sociology at Whitman College. My thanks are also due to my colleague, Dr. Royal A. Gettmann, for his painstaking work in reading . . .

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