ASA emigration

ASA emigration - ASA 1 Whydopeopleemigrate S S S Opportunities What kinds Escape from persecution Reuniting with families Other reasons youve heard

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Why do people emigrate? Opportunities? What kinds? S Escape from persecution? S Reuniting with families? S Other reasons you’ve heard?
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E.G. Ravenstein’s “Laws of Migration” (1885) “Dispersion” and “Absorption” S or, “Push” and “Pull” factors S Migration patterns still often discussed in these terms.
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Does not account for: Why people return Assumes that only the poorest of individuals would migrate– not true.
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Immanuel Wallerstein’s “World Systems Theory” A set of mechanisms redistributes resources from the “periphery” to the “core.” Periphery: Underdeveloped countries Export raw materials for manufactured goods. Core: Industrialized nations Control financial decision-making for whole system. S The market is the means by which the core exploits the periphery.
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Colonialism The political, social, economical, cultural domination of a territory and its people by a foreign power for an extended time.
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Colonial Powers and their Colonies Colonial Powers Their Colonies Germany Burundi, Tanzania England India, Malaysia, Brunei, Guyana, Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Somalia, Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Gambia, Togo, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone Belgium Zaire, Rwanda The Netherlands Surinam, Indonesia, South Africa Spain The Philippines, almost all of Latin America Portugal Brazil, East Timor France Mauritius, Madagascar, Morocco, Sudan, Haiti, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, The Ivory Coast, Congo The U.S. The Philippines, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Guam, Hawaii
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Configuration of power today reflective of colonial distribution in the 19 th C.
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2010 for the course ASA 001 taught by Professor Kim during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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ASA emigration - ASA 1 Whydopeopleemigrate S S S Opportunities What kinds Escape from persecution Reuniting with families Other reasons youve heard

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