Mass Migration in the World-System brings to light the multiple experiences of migrants across different zones of the world economy. By engaging wide-ranging ideas and theoretical viewpoints of the migration process, the labor market for immigrants, and the rights of migrants, this book provides an important-and much needed-interdisciplinary perspective on the issues of mass migration.

chapter |10 pages


ByTerry-Ann Jones, Eric Mielants

part I|67 pages

Theorizing Migration

chapter 1|9 pages

Free Flows and Real Obstacles

Who Wants Laissez-Faire?
ByImmanuel Wallerstein

chapter 2|16 pages

Human Migration Over Millenia

A World-Systems View of Human Migration, Past and Present
ByThomas D. Hall, P. Nick Kardulias

chapter 3|17 pages

Class vs. Other as Analytic Categories

The Selective Incorporation of Migrants into Theory
ByManuela Boatcă

chapter 4|23 pages

Environmental Migration

ByRafael Reuveny

part II|103 pages

Labor Markets for Migrants

chapter 5|21 pages

The Global Integration of Nursing Labor Markets

The U.S. Instance
BySalimah Valiani

chapter 6|20 pages

The U.S.–Mexico Commodity-Labor Exchange

ByKathleen C. Schwartzman

chapter 7|22 pages

In-Migration vs. Out-Migration

The Case of Kerala
ByK. Ravi Raman

chapter 8|26 pages

Chinese Economic Expansion and Internal Migration

ByGanesh Trichur

chapter 9|12 pages

Branch Migration

Finnish Migration to Sweden: The Pulp and Paper Industry
ByLars Hansson

part III|56 pages

The Rights of Migrants

chapter 10|19 pages

National Identity or Transnational Citizenship?

Citizens' Rights and Transnational Migration
ByMónica Ibáñez Angulo

chapter 11|19 pages

The Post-9/11 Anti-Immigrant Movement

ByCarina A. Bandhauer

chapter 12|16 pages

France's Sans-Papiers

Ict and Sponsorship by Activist Movements
ByDana Diminescu, Mathieu Renault