Terrific Experiences, Receptiveness, and Mediatic Representation of Migration in the Global Community

Terrific Experiences, Receptiveness, and Mediatic Representation of Migration in the Global Community

Jegede Ebenezer Ajibade (Department of Sociology, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-0210-5.ch002

Abstract

The discourse on brain drain, asymmetry, trans-territorial inequality, and of recent, issue relating to terrorists' threat, has dominated migration mediatic writings. Basically, the repulsive admittance of migrants into developed countries has been found to correlate to the xenophobic attitudes that are linked to myths and misinformation partly injected by the media and acted upon by political gladiators. However, contrary to the negative attitudinal disposition to migrants' admissibility that are rife in the developed economies, this research work establishes that the Third World nations have consistently sought for succour through push factors facilitating migration in the past and will continue to do so at higher magnitude for many decades to come if the current economic situation and the corrupt disposition of indigenous political elites remained unaltered. The chapter, thus, advocates the address of the causative factors promoting migration rather than curative expenditures often embarked upon by the United Nations Organization (UNO) and other advanced economies in arresting migratory emergencies.
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