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The Tory’s Migration Bill is inhumane
The bombing of the Dover Refugee Centre: An Act of Terrorism….?
The plight of migrants coming to the UK in boats has been highlighted this week with the bombing of an immigration centre by a pensioner who then went on to kill himself. The article above by The Guardian raises the question of why the police aren’t treating this attack as an act of terrorism, as…
Globalisation and migration
This post examines some of the sociological concepts sociologists have developed to describe the global patterns of migration Globalisation is the idea that barriers between societies are disappearing and people are becoming increasingly interconnected across national boundaries. Globalisation is the result of many processes including the growth of communication systems and global media, the creation…
Why do we have a British Citizenship Test?
The UK citizenship was introduced in 2005 in order to address White Working Class concerns over immigration, at least according to one sociologist….
Deported to Death – What happens to Mexican Migrants after Deportation?
What happens to those many thousands of migrants who make it across the Mexican U.S. border, but are later sent back to their countries of origins? This is the topic which Jeremy Slack, Professor of Geography at the University of Texas, addresses in a recent book: Deported to Death : How Drug Violence is Changing…
The decline of the nation state and the rise of anti-immigration attitudes
Globlisation has undermined the capacity of governments to govern on behalf of their citizens, because governments have generally preferred to do the bidding of Transnational Corporations. This means most countries now have a reduced welfare state, they are able to do less for their citizens. This results in anti-immigration attitudes and policies
West Indian Immigration to Britain: 1948: The Empire Windrush
It’s seventy years since the Empire Windrush arrived in Britain, carrying hundreds of West Indian immigrants, and the event has come to symbolize the start of the first wave Commonwealth migration to the United Kingdom. How did it all start? The Empire Windrush was a troopship, commandeered from the Germans at the end of WW2.…
Japan’s Declining and Ageing Population
Last year Japan’s population declined by 300, 000, to 126 million, and and its population is predicted to decline to 87 million by 2040. Japan also has an ‘ageing population’ – it is already one of the world’s oldest nations, which a median age of 46, and its predicted that by 2040 there will be…
Analyse two ways in which migration has affected household structures (10)
How to get full marks for a 10 mark ‘item’ question in sociology A-level.
Food, tourism, the media, sport, are all examples of cultural globalisation