Content of the lesson

This lesson defines the terms mobility and migration and distinguishes between classical migration research and theories explaining the perpetuation of migration. It also introduces the term "social capital" and specifies its relevance related to migration. Moreover the lesson brings in the characteristics of transnational migration and how migration can be a livelihood strategy. The case study of Nepalese labour migrants in Delhi takes up the main patterns of migration again.

Target group

This lesson is an introduction into migration studies and can be used in many contexts.

Courses in which the lesson has been used so far

Humangeographie III (GEO 312): 5th semester geography students (ca. 40 students): 2007 (Mathias Junginger)

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