The United States in the second half of the 20th century has undergone rapid and fundamental changes as economic restructuring, ageing, and increasing cultural and ethnic diversity profoundly alter its national character. This is an examination of the links between migration and the ongoing economic and demographic revolution. Utilizing an explicitly geographical perspective, the contributors highlight the crucial role played by scale and spatial context in both immigration and internal migration. They show that the economic and demographic restructuring underway is a distinctly geographic phenomenon with immense variation over region and locale. The collection brings together migration scholars from geography, economics, sociology and demography.
Kavita Pandit is associate professor of geography at the University of Georgia. Suzanne Davies Withers is assistant professor of geography at the University of Washington.