Sociology Index

EMIGRATION

Emigration is migration out of a nation. Emigrants are those who leave their home country. Emigration is leaving one's native country to settle in another country. Immigration is the movement of peoples into a country or territory. People choose to emigrate for political or economic reasons, or for personal reasons like emigrating to be with spouse. Aged people living in rich nations with cold climates normally choose to emigrate to warmer climates when they retire.

Emigration as popular culture - The case of Morocco - Tarik Sabry, Univ of Westminster, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Vol. 8, No.1, (2005) - This article explores the symbolic dimensions of emigration by enquiring into the relationship between emigration as a social phenomenon in Morocco, and Moroccan popular culture. This article concentrates on three taken-for-granted, non-institutionalized, popular cultural spaces in Moroccan popular culture: popular jokes, the Derb and the queue outside western embassies, and argues that emigration in Morocco is not an isolated social phenomenon, but a pervasive part of the make-up of its popular culture.

A Review of Swedish Emigration to America - americanwest.com
The history of Swedish emigration to America goes further back in time than that of the United States. Swedes started to come in 1638, just eighteen years after the landing of the "MAYFLOWER." Unlike the Pilgrim Fathers, the Swedes were not religious dissenters but rather an organized group of colonizers. The tidal wave of Swedish emigration began in the mid 1840s, when the first organized emigrant groups started to arrive in New York. The Swedes still rank number seven among the European groups. In proportion to the population of their home countries, only the British Isles and Norway surpassed Sweden in the number of immigrants.

Negotiating Emigration and the Family: Individual Solutions to the 1997 Anxiety 
KHUN ENG KUAH - The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 547, No. 1, 54-67. 1996 American Academy of Political & Social Science
In an environment of decolonization and Sino-British disagreement, the Hong Kong people are reevaluating their status relating to the transfer of sovereignty from Britain to China. This is coupled with a sense of anomie resulting from the rapid shift to a postindustrial, postmodern era. The return to China could bring authoritarianism, yet movement toward postindustrialism and postmodernism represents liberalism. How do Hong Kong people cope with these two dialectically opposed sociopolitical and socioeconomic processes? This article explores how individuals and families cope with political uncertainty through negotiating emigration and marriage strategies. In selecting their strategies, they face dislocation in their host countries.

The Role of Emigration and Migration in Swedish Industrialization 
Urban Karistrom - Stockholm School of Economics, Box 6501, S-113 83 Stockholm, Sweden 
International Regional Science Review, Vol. 7, No. 2, 153-174 (1982)
A numerical general equilibrium model has been designed to describe Swedish demoeconomic development during its first phase of industrialization, the pre-World War I period. Three dynamic simulations analyze the role of rural-to-urban migration and emigration in Swedish industrialization and some results are presented concerning their importance for the development of the Swedish economy.