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People's Movements in the 21st Century

Risks, Challenges and Benefits

The UNHCR assures us that never before have there been so many people on the move at the same time, mainly because of war-inflicted circumstances. Authors from different reputed institutions share their knowledge on this open-access platform to disseminate their knowledge at the global level. This book captures issues involved in meeting the challenges of people's movements in the twenty-first century. It explores attitudes of previously colonized people in a post-colonial period, analyses food insecurity in Canada, quality of life of elderly Turkish and Polish migrants in Germany, suicidal behaviours of immigrants admitted to an Italian-teaching hospital, and migration from a public healthcare perspective and points to the problem of tuberculosis among immigrants. Challenges of a more personal nature relate to second-language learning and acculturation of Brazilian migrants in Portugal and Asians as model minorities. Empirical evidence of why immigrants leave Norway is provided, and there is a discussion on the new actors of international migration (foreign students). This book closes with the voices of trailing women when it comes to the decision to emigrate. The collective contributions from experts attempt to provide updates regarding ongoing research and developments pertaining to migration.

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People's Movements in the 21st CenturyRisks, Challenges and BenefitsEdited by Ingrid Muenstermann

Published: February 15th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/63665

ISBN: 978-953-51-2924-0

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2923-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4113-6

Copyright year: 2017

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15016 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

10 Web of Science Citations

15 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: People's Movements in the 21st Century

By Ingrid Muenstermann


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2. The Immigrant Experience in V.S. Naipaul's The Enigma of Arrival and Z. Smith's White Teeth: An Exploration of Homi Bhabha's Postcolonial Theory

By Berna Köseoğlu


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3. Immigration and Food Insecurity: The Canadian Experience—A Literature Review

By Diana Tarraf, Dia Sanou and Isabelle Giroux


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4. Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) among Elderly Turkish and Polish Migrants and German Natives: The Role of Age, Gender, Income, Discrimination and Social Support

By Johanna Buchcik, Joachim Westenhöfer, Mick Fleming and Colin R. Martin


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5. Suicidal Behaviors in Patients Admitted to Emergency Department for Psychiatric Consultation: A Comparison of the Migrant and Native Italian Populations Between 2008 and 2015

By Carla Gramaglia, Eleonora Gambaro, Fabrizio Bert, Claudia Delicato, Giancarlo Avanzi, Luigi Mario Castello, Roberta Siliquini and Patrizia Zeppegno


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6. Migration and Health from a Public Health Perspective

By Maurizio Marceca


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7. The Impact of Tuberculosis among Immigrants: Epidemiology and Strategies of Control in High-Income Countries—Current Data and Literature Review

By Carlo Contini, Martina Maritati, Marachiara di Nuzzo, Lorenzo Massoli, Sara Lomenzo and Anastasio Grilli


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8. Sociocultural Models of Second-Language Learning of Young Immigrants in Canada

By Fanli Jia, Alexandra Gottardo and Aline Ferreira


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9. Acculturation, Adaptation and Loneliness among Brazilian Migrants Living in Portugal

By Joana Neto, Eliany Nazaré Oliveira and Félix Neto


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10. Asians as Model Minorities: A Myth or Reality among Scientists and Engineers in Academia

By Meghna Sabharwal


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11. Why Do Immigrants to Norway Leave the Country or Move Domestically? Some Important Facts

By Tom Kornstad, Terje Skjerpen and Lasse Sigbjørn Stambøl


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12. The New Actors of International Migration: A Comparative Analysis of Foreign Students’ Experiences in a Medium-Sized City in Turkey

By Serdar Ünal


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13. The Voice of Trailing Women in the Decision to Relocate: Is it Really a Choice?

By Ortal Slobodin


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