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Why Do People Migrate? Part 2: Theories

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Read carefully this chapter. You will find a summary of the main migration theories and some criticism to the current state of the art.

Do you agree with the author that we should have one unifying theory of migration? What would be the pros and cons of going that way?

Write your opinion in your journal! and don't forget that you can also look what others' have written in their journal and give your comments.

Migration Theory-Unified

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"The most comprehensive theoretical framework suggested is the macro-theoretical framework of practice theory, with the telling of practice stories for migration. This framework approach has implications for methodology in migration studies. In order to understand the structuration processes involved in migration both studies of broad scope (macro, historical studies) and close, intimate studies of daily life are required. These approaches need to work together. Studies of broad scope are meaningless without the analysis of the role of structures in the practice of daily life, in the context of historical rela-tions and contemporary machinations."

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