The processes of people in transit and social mobility are parti cularly approiate area of study from which to approach reflexions of an eristemological and methodological nature on the present state of affairs in Human Sciences in general. The considerable amount of pubiishec material available in both particular fields is ample evidence that they is a certain danger of repetition and a mere accumulation of unrelated empirical studies with little evidence of any sessions attempt to relate such studies to the various theories rut forward by different writers on the subject.