Migration History in World History: Multidisciplinary Approaches

Multidisciplinary Approaches
 
Brill (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 1. Februar 2011
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 290 Seiten
978-90-04-20562-8 (ISBN)
 
Migration plays a crucial role in the development of human societies. This book offers an overview of the state of the art in disciplines that study the 'deep past' and shows how historians and social scientists can profit from their insights.
  • Englisch
  • Leiden
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  • Niederlande
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
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  • All those interested in migration history, global history, in the fields of history, social sciences, anthropology, archaeology, linguistics and population genetics.
  • Broschur/Paperback
  • Höhe: 241 mm
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  • Breite: 157 mm
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  • Dicke: 15 mm
  • 454 gr
978-90-04-20562-8 (9789004205628)
9004205624 (9004205624)
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Jan Lucassen, Ph.D. (1984) in History, University of Utrecht, is senior research fellow at the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam and professor in social history at the Free University of Amsterdam. He has published extensively on migration and labour history, including Global Labour History: a state of the art (Peter Lang, 2006). Leo Lucassen, Ph.D. (1990) in History, University of Leiden, is professor of Social History at the Leiden University. He has published extensively on migration and integration, including The Immigrant Threat (University of Illinois Press, 2005). Patrick Manning, Ph D. (1969) in History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of World History at the University of Pittsburgh. He has published widely on African history, migration and global history, including Migration in World History (Routledge, 2005).
Foreword PART I. HISTORICAL APPROACHES 1. Migration History: Multidisciplinary Approaches, Jan Lucassen, Leo Lucassen & Patrick Manning PART II. BIOLOGICAL APPROACHES 2. Population Genetics and the Migration of Modern Humans (Homo sapiens), Peter de Knijff 3. A Brief Introduction to Geochemical Methods used in Assessing Migration in Biological Anthropology, Shomarka Keita PART III. LINGUISTIC APPROACHES 4. Prehistoric Migration and Colonization Processes in Oceania: A View from Historical Linguistics and Archaeology, Andrew Pawley 5. Linguistic Testimony and Migration Histories, Christopher Ehret 6. The Archaeo-Linguistics of Migration, Patrick McConvell PART IV. ANTHROPOLOGICAL APPROACHES 7. Ancient Immigrants: Archaeology and Maritime Migrations, Jon M. Erlandson 8. The Family Factor in Migration Decisions, Jan Kok References Index
Reading this book is rewarding in many ways. It raises the awareness that migration is an intrinsic feature of human existence, indicative of as well as instrumental to development. The confrontation with 200,000 years' development of the `homo sapiens' puts the present perception of `globalisation' into a perspective, which opens up a considerably wider scope for the future. The confrontation of the diverse approaches not only widens our horizon but serves, at the same time, as an antidote against prejudices based on incidental single aspects."
Joern Janssen, CLR-News, No 2 (2010) 75-76.

Gelungen ist [es] den Herausgebern mit der Fokussierung auf die historischen Migrationsprozesse in Ozeanien, Afrika und den Amerikas der letzten 100.000 Jahre. Nachhaltig zeigen die Beitrage des Sammelbandes, dass Migration eher das "aussergewoehnliche Normale" als die aktuelle Ausnahme darstellt; oder, wie es die Herausgeber formulieren wurden: World History ist Migration History
Andreas Huebner, KULT_online, No 27 (2011)

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