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Angry Queer Somali Boy

by Mohamed Abdulkarim Ali

“A tour de force.” —Omayra Issa, Radio-Canada Kidnapped by his father on the eve of Somalia’s societal implosion, Mohamed Ali was taken first to the Netherlands by his stepmother, and then later on to...

In the Country of Women

by Susan Straight

  • A memoir about race—women who are African-descended, French and Swiss, indigenous and immigrant, whose fathers are a mystery, and how mixed-race people continue to shape this nation, as they always have.
  • In...

  • At the Narrow Waist of the World

    by Marlena Maduro Baraf

    • As of 2016, an estimated 38.44 million female baby boomers lived in the US. • 1 out of every 5 adults in the United States—43.8 million—experiences mental illness in a given year. • Approximately...

    Coming to America (Second Edition)

    by Roger Daniels

    With a timely new chapter on immigration in the current age of globalization, a new Preface, and new appendixes with the most recent statistics, this revised edition is an engrossing study of immigration to...

    Sovereignty Experiments

    by Alyssa M. Park

    Sovereignty Experiments tells the story of how authorities in Korea, Russia, China, and Japan—through diplomatic negotiations, border regulations, legal categorization of subjects and aliens, and cultural...

    Imagining Religious Communities

    by Jennifer B. Saunders

    Imagining Religious Communities tells the story of the Gupta family through the personal and religious narratives they tell as they create and maintain their extended family and community across national borders....

    The God Who Sees

    by Karen Gonzalez & Sandra van Opstal

    Meet people who have fled their homelands.

    Hagar. Joseph. Ruth. Jesus.

    Here is a riveting story of seeking safety in another land. Here is a gripping journey of loss, alienation, and belonging. In The God Who...

    Governing diversity

    by Isabelle Rorive, Djordje Sredanovic & Andrea Rea

    During the 2000s, the European Union has witnessed a significant change in terms of integration policies for immigrants.

    This book intends to address the relationship between, on the one hand, cultural diversity...

    Legal Passing

    by Angela S. García

    Legal Passing offers a nuanced understanding of how undocumented Mexicans constantly negotiate the vexed conditions of their US receiving locales as shaped by a spectrum of federal, state, and local immigration...

    Burdens of Freedom

    by Lawrence M. Mead

    Burdens of Freedom presents a new and radical interpretation of America and its challenges. The United States is an individualist society where most people seek to realize personal goals and values out in the...

    The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises

    by Dr. Cecilia Menjívar, Dr. Marie Ruiz & Dr. Immanuel Ness

    The objective of The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises is to deconstruct, question, and redefine through a critical lens what is commonly understood as "migration crises." The volume covers a wide range of...

    Refugees Welcome?

Jan-Jonathan Bock & Sharon Macdonald

    The arrival in 2015 and 2016 of over one million asylum seekers and refugees in Germany had major social consequences and gave rise to extensive debate about the nature of cultural diversity and collective...

    Migrant Integration in a Changing Europe

    by Roxana Barbulescu

    In this rich study, Roxana Barbulescu examines the transformation of state-led immigrant integration in two relatively new immigration countries in Western Europe: Italy and Spain. The book is comparative in...

    The Refugee-Diplomat

    by Diego Pirillo

    The establishment of permanent embassies in fifteenth-century Italy has traditionally been regarded as the moment of transition between medieval and modern diplomacy. In The Refugee-Diplomat, Diego Pirillo offers...

    The Migrant Passage

    by Noelle Kateri Brigden

    At the crossroads between international relations and anthropology, The Migrant Passage analyzes how people from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala navigate the dangerous and uncertain clandestine journey...

    Unaccompanied Migrant Children

    by Molly Greening, Hille Haker, Tisha M. Rajendra & Kristin E. Heyer et al.

    Unaccompanied migrant children are the most vulnerable group of migrants and refugees. Their experiences, their contested legal status in the host countries, and their treatment before, during, and after migration...

    Humanitarianism and Mass Migration

    by Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco

    The world is witnessing a rapid rise in the numbers of migrants—voluntary and involuntary, internal and international, authorized and unauthorized—as well as victims of human trafficking. In just the first...

    African Migration Narratives

    by Cajetan Iheka & Jack Taylor

    This essay collection examines the representations of migration in African literature, film, and other visual media. Inspired by the proliferation of texts focused on this theme and the ongoing migration crises,...

    The Fire Now

    by Beth Kamunge, Remi Joseph-Salisbury, Azeezat Johnson & Christina Sharpe et al.

    • The first book on anti-racism scholarship written by predominately UK academics

    • Features an afterword by George Yancy, who wrote the highly controversial open letter ‘Dear White America’ in the New York Times....

    As an Equal?

    by Rosie Cox & Nicky Busch

    Au pairs are relied upon by tens of thousands of UK families to do everything from childcare and housework to elder care, pet feeding and waiting at dinner parties. Traditionally thought of as privileged and...