Migrations and Cultures: A World View

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BasicBooks, 1996 - Social Science - 516 pages
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Migrations and Cultures shows the persistence of cultural traits in particular racial and ethnic groups and the role these groups' relocations play in redistributing skills, knowledge, and other forms of "human capital" from where they originated to the four corners of the earth. Each ethnic group has carried forth a particular set of skills, attitudes, and lifestyles, whether settling in Russia, Brazil, Australia, or the United States. What are the effects of disseminating these patterns - both for the immigrants and for the host countries, in social as well as economic terms? Migrations and Cultures places the sagas of particular immigrant groups within the larger history of the nations sending and receiving these groups. The book also tells the story of the resentments engendered by the achievements of immigrant groups, even though these achievements have played a major role in the advancement of the human race in general.

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User Review  - Janet - Goodreads

Not quite what I expected or was looking for, but really interesting reading, all the same. My understanding of the world was certainly broadened by learning how and why certain enthnic groups, and even village groups, ended up landing where they did, and why they did or did not thrive there. Read full review

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User Review  - Sam Motes - Goodreads

A very insightful read into the migration patterns of nationalities around the globe and how the have impacted our every day lives. Dowelling digs into the second and subsequent generational career ... Read full review

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Thomas Sowell has taught economics at a number of colleges and universities, including Cornell, University of California Los Angeles, and Amherst. He has published both scholarly and popular articles and books on economics, and is currently a scholar in residence at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

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