The Suffering of the Immigrant

The Suffering of the Immigrant

Jeffrey M. Togman, Professor of Political Science and Film at Seton Hall University, reviews The Suffering of the Immigrant, by Abdelmalek Sayad. The book is about immigration from the sending country’s perspective, rather than the receiving country’s perspective, which is more prevalent in academic literature. This work highlights the destructive nature of emigration from underdeveloped countries. It also emphasizes that while immigration is often initially an attempt to preserve communities, it undermines them instead and migration becomes a self-driven decision to improve one’s own life, rather than that of the group.

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Publication Part Of International Migration Review
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Book by Abdelmalek Sayad, CNRS National Centre for Sociological Research; translated by David Macey
Reviewed by Jeffrey M. Togman, Seton Hall University

Journal International Migration Review
Date of Publication Summer 2005
Pages 522-523
DOI 10.1111/j.1747-7379.2005.tb00277.xg
Volume 39
Issue Number 2


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