Artfully integrates scholarship on both past and present migration. With its thematic focus on disruption, this volume develops unprecedented nuance in the treatment of migration. Graciela S. Cabana, coeditor of "Rethinking Anthropological Perspectives on Migration"
A significant contribution to the social sciences in general and a future staple for archaeologists and anthropologists. "Migration and Disruptions" demonstrates the importance of collaboration and constructive dialogues between the traditional subfields composing the umbrella title of anthropology. Stephen A. Brighton, author of "Historical Archaeology of the Irish Diaspora: A Transnational Approach"
Migration has always been a fundamental human activity, yet little collaboration exists between scientists and social scientists examining how it has shaped past and contemporary societies. This innovative volume brings together sociocultural anthropologists, archaeologists, bioarchaeologists, ethnographers, paleopathologists, and others to develop a unifying theory of migration. The contributors relate past movements, including the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain and the Islamic conquest of Andalucia, to present-day events, such as those in northern Ethiopia or at the U.S.-Mexico border. They examine the extent to which environmental and social disruptions have been a cause of migration over time and how these migratory flows have in turn led to disruptive consequences for the receiving societies.
The observed cycles of social disruption, resettlement, and its consequences offer a new perspective on how human migration has shaped the social, economic, political, and environmental landscapes of societies from prehistory to today.
Migration and Disruptions
University Press of Florida
Toward a Unifying Theory of Ancient and Contemporary Migrations
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