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Migration Revisited

Caroline Knowles and Douglas Harper

in Hong Kong

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780226448565
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226448589 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226448589.003.0011
Migration Revisited

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This chapter focuses on migration and globalization. Migration's social significance exceeds its composition in terms of globalization. In a world on the move it is not enough to know that people move from place to place generating new activities and connections. It is important to know how people live these routines of long- and short-term mobility, and the tours have shed light on these issues. The migrants showed their worlds and the skill it takes to live in them. The tour provided close-up portraits of migrant lives, concerns, calculations, movements, and opportunities while they were looking after pets, buying food, cleaning the kitchen, dancing, or trading US dollars, tape recorders, and manicures. The first are social conditions in migrants' countries of origin or citizenship. The macrocircumstances shaping the lifestyles of migrants reverberate in fine distinctions.

Keywords: migration; globalization; mobility; migrants; citizenship; everyday life; lifestyles

Chapter.  3759 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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