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Sociology of migration

Migration A–Z

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  1. Noriko Matsumoto

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm497

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Matsumoto, N. 2013. Sociology of migration. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

In the United States, immigration has long been considered as a field at the core of sociological investigation. Its origins are associated with the Chicago School, which remained dominant in American sociology between the two world wars. Urban change in Chicago became a major focus of empirical inquiry in the early 20th century and was stimulated by large-scale immigration, primarily from Southern and Eastern Europe. The tradition and themes that stem from the Chicago School have deeply influenced subsequent research.

Keywords:

  • immigration;
  • identity politics;
  • ethnocentrism;
  • assimilation and exclusion;
  • social policy