Forced migration

Population movements have been a constant feature of the evolution of human civilisation. But, in the last hundred years the world has witnessed many events responsible for global displacement of people on an unprecedented scale due to various factors. Migration and forced migration as global processes are today seen as a burning issue and an … Read more

Migratory Workers

The images of the Dust Bowl migrants, made famous in John Steinbeck’s best selling novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939), tend to dominate the historical memory of migrant workers during the Great Depression era. However, while thousands of Okies and Arkies did take to the road in search of survival, they joined migrant workers who … Read more

Migration as Anthropocentric in Staying Put: Making a Home in a Restless World, a Book by Scott Russell Sanders

In Scott Russell Sanders’s book, “Staying Put: Making a Home in a Restless World”, Sanders addresses Salman Rushdie’s and the mass majority of the American public’s views on how migration brings tolerance in order to exemplify his point that migration is anthropocentric, that claims that migration cause tolerance are overblown and idealistic. Sanders also offers … Read more

Migratory Workers

The images of the Dust Bowl migrants, made famous in John Steinbeck’s best selling novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939), tend to dominate the historical memory of migrant workers during the Great Depression era. However, while thousands of Okies and Arkies did take to the road in search of survival, they joined migrant workers who … Read more

The Harlem Renaissance

The Harlem Renaissance is the vast migration of African-Americans to northern cities during the 1920’s and 1930’s. During this time African- Americans felt that they were finally able to freely express themselves as proud Black individuals. This period of time held some very important landmark occasions, but also came with its share of racial prejudice … Read more