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Utopian communities

Migration A–Z

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  1. Keith H. Halfacree

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm570

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Halfacree, K. H. 2013. Utopian communities. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

Human migration has been predominantly understood as driven largely by economic considerations, from seeking to escape unemployment, to obtaining a better job, to seeking an escape from poverty in one's home country. However, as important as economic imperatives undoubtedly are, there are a range of other forces and considerations also implicated in migration behavior that can be equally, if not more, significant for particular people, in particular places, and at particular times (Halfacree 2004). These include, as this encyclopedia makes very clear, migration implicating a desire for a better quality of life.

Keywords:

  • South America;
  • socialism;
  • ideology;
  • labor;
  • rights