- 240 p. ; 22 cm.
- Contents: Introduction: Dimensions of Recent International Migration -- 1. The Changing Face of Europe -- 2. North-South Divide in the Americas -- 3. Africa: The Displacement Continent -- 4. Migrants in the Islamic World -- 5. Global Workers from South and East Asia -- Conclusion: States, Immigrants and Global Rift.Includes bibliographical references (p. 214-234) and index.Summary: "Though goods, services, money and ideas flow ever more freely across international borders, the movement of peoples has never been so tightly regulated. This book surveys patterns of international migration since the end of World War II, emphasizing the recent abundance of new migration and the impact of voluntary and forced relocation on both migrants and host countries. It examines how, after 1945, emigration areas proliferated due to overpopulation, poverty, internal and international conflict and the rise of comparatively inexpensive air travel. The significance of South to North, poor nation to rich nation, human relocation and the emergence of more restrictive immigration regimes in developed countries are all considered in this comprehensive account. To conclude, it addresses the growing phenomena of temporary and refugee migration and the efforts by newcomers to retain their traditional cultural forms in new settings." "Uncertain Identity offers a truly global survey, with an emphasis on developments in Europe, Africa, South and East Asia and the Americas, and provides a lucid analysis for both specialists and a general audience keen to understand more about the history and pressing issues surrounding migration today."--BOOK JACKET.