Content Module 5: Global Migration and Transnational Migrants

10 Global Migration

What is migration?

One of the key aspects of globalization is the mass migration of people within and across national borders, but what does ‘migration’ really mean? Watch the video below to understand different aspects of migration.

Listening and Reading Comprehension Tasks

Analyze the general structure and content presented in the video by responding to the following prompts.

  • Can you identify a ‘hook’?
  • What kind of background information is presented about the main topic?
  • Does the video list reasons for migration? What are they?
  • What are the different types of migration, as listed in the video?
  • What are some of the problems associated with migration, according to the video?
  • What are some of the advantages associated with migration, according to the video?
  • In your own words, what might the general thesis of the entire video?

What is transnational migration?

Have you ever come across the term ‘transnational migration’? It is not the same as ‘international migration’.

We are going to partially read an open-access journal article, authored by Dr. Peggy Levitt, titled ‘Transnational Migrants: When “Home” Means More Than One Country‘. This is a long research-based article, and we will specifically focus on the introduction and the first two sections only. However, based on the title alone, how do you think Dr. Levitt defines the term ‘transnational migration’?

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