This book brings together twelve essays focussing on the historical, demographic and sociological dimensions of migration. A wide range of migration situations from the rural--rual to international are explored and many conceptual, theoretical and empirical aspects of the phenomenon are explored. The principal focus of analysis throughout is on human aspects of migration--poverty, deprivation and subsistence. The book constitutes by its multidisciplinary perspective a pioneering contribution to the sociology of migration and will be useful for social scientists as well as admistrators, politicians and social workers.
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