Post-Colonialism And Migration

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Post-colonialism and post-modernism concepts in migration debates have provided very critically yet usually overlooked aspects in the literature on population movement. Post-colonial issues in migration deal with the impact of the colonial social structures which have shaped contemporary migration trends in the context of globalization. The social structures and connections during the colonial period between the former colonizers or capitalist nations and the formerly colonized or peripheral areas are retained and transferred to the post-colonial period (Massey et al, 1993). This can be contextualised to the situation of many migrants who move to the former colonizers’ regions because of being more developed and in need for better opportunities from the formerly colonized locations because of less development and lack of better opportunities, however the migrants are usually subdued, marginalized, excluded, and suffer from various disparities in their places of destination. Post-modernism perspective on migration as noted by (Boyle, Halfacree, and Robinson, 2014) entails that migration must not be viewed through one approach or a single methodology; instead the argument is that a specific approach or methodology must be chosen according to the concept or context at hand.

2.4 Conceptual definition /key terms:
2.4.1 Migration
Migration can be defined as “a process of moving, either across an international border or within a State. Encompassing any kind of movement of

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