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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
A disturbing, extremely important book. The wealth of information provided by the authors illuminates the present circumstances of ethnic minorities in Western Europe, principally West Germany, and points to potential dangers and repercussions in the future. The thesis of Here for Good posits the change in status of the guest worker from that of migrant or temporary resident to that of immigrant or permanent settler in one of seven major host countries in Western Europe. This shift should mark a parallel shift in the political and economic policies which address the needs of the immigrants and their impact upon the host countries. The adaptation of political and economic strategies, however, is slow in coming, breeding complex problems at every level. Castles examines the most relevant aspects of the crisis, and it is a crisis, letting the statistical data spell out authoritatively the seriousness of the situation. The book is organized according to seven major concerns, each discussed in a separate chapter and thoroughly documented with statistical tables.
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