Population Mobility and Indigenous Peoples in Australasia and North America

1st Edition

Martin Bell, John Taylor

Routledge
Published December 25, 2003
Reference - 296 Pages
ISBN 9780415224307 - CAT# RU20585
Series: Routledge Research in Population and Migration

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Summary

This book draws together relevant research findings to produce the first comprehensive overview of Indigenous peoples' mobility. Chapters draw from a range of disciplinary sources, and from a diversity of regions and nation-states. Within nations, mobility is the key determinant of local population change, with implications for service delivery, needs assessment, and governance. Mobility also provides a key indicator of social and economic transformation. As such, it informs both social theory and policy debate. For much of the twentieth century conventional wisdom anticipated the steady convergence of socio-demographic trends, seeing this as an inevitable concomitant of the development process. However, the patterns and trends in population movement observed in this book suggest otherwise, and provide a forceful manifestation of changing race relations in these new world settings.

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