ANTH 310 Lecture Notes - Lecture 29: Wage Labour, Applied Anthropology, Immigration
Definition: the movement of a person/people from one location to another. Migration challenges cultural anthropology"s traditional research approach to. Multi-sited research is important along with attention to macro & micro factors. An applied approach to anthropology is quite common, specifically regarding study in one location for a long period of time policy recommendation & program development. Developed in response to high levels of movement into. Based on quality of life factors & rational choice urban areas. Increased numbers of involuntary migrants- refugees/displaced persons. Transnational migration: regular movement of a person between two or more countries resulting in a new cultural identity. Many are recruited illegally, others are contracted on wage labor. A large and growing category of displaced persons. Over 16 million people in the world today are refugees. A subfield of cultural anthropology that examines the relationship between culture. & development, especially programs that reduce poverty & improve people"s lives.