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Poor Participation

by Sofia Prysmakova-Rivera & Thomas A. Bryer

This book argues that active citizenship and poverty are inextricably linked. A common sentiment in discussions of poverty and social policy is that decisions made about those living in poverty or near-poverty...


High-Skilled Migration

by Mathias Czaika

Political and scientific debates on migration policies have mostly focused on governments' efforts to control or reduce low-skilled, asylum, and irregular migration or to encourage the return migration of these...


The Jewish Unions in America

by Bernard Weinstein & Maurice Wolfthal

Newly arrived in New York in 1882 from Tsarist Russia, the sixteen-year-old Bernard Weinstein discovered an America in which unionism, socialism, and anarchism were very much in the air. He found a home in the...


UPROOTED AGAVE

by Louis Villalba

The thirteen short stories of this book—10 fiction and three non-fiction—put faces to the unsung heroes who leave their homelands in Latin America seeking a better life in the US. Some provide a glimpse...


Immigration Fraud

by B.R. Konda

Current Immigration Law is riddled with loopholes waiting to be exploited by opportunists, fraudsters, and in some cases lawyers. Every single chapter highlights the statutory intent of the law, loopholes and...


A SWEDISH ADVENTURE IN AMERICA

by Albrekt Lundquist & Linda Lundquist Molitor

Imagine being 20 years old, leaving your home to go to another country—alone and unable to communicate!

 

This is the story of a young man leaving his home in Sweden to find the “streets of gold” in America. ...


The Indian Caribbean

by Lomarsh Roopnarine

This book tells a distinct story of Indians in the Caribbean--one concentrated not only on archival records and institutions, but also on the voices of the people and the ways in which they define themselves...


Africans and the Exiled Life

by Brenda I. Gill, Sabella Ogbobode Abidde, Leonard Sitji Bombom & Bruce Ormond Grant et al.

Since their early beginning in Africa as foragers, hunters and gatherers, humans have been on the move. In modern times, their movements have been compelled by geographical, economic, political, cultural, social...


Dear Willy, The True Story of a Life Well Lived

by Willy Oswald Geheb & Claire Ohlsson Geheb

Dear Willy, is the true story of Willy Oswald Geheb’s life told through journals, letters, documents, and photos found in an old suitcase stored away since 1947. When translated from the old German script,...


Transnational Communities in the Smartphone Age

by Dae Young Kim, Young A. Jung & Gyu Tag Lee

Transnational Communities in the Smartphone Age: The Korean Community in the Nation’s Capital examines the durable ties immigrants maintain with the home country and focuses in particular on their transnational...


Postmortem Report

by Tomislav Sunic & Kevin B. MacDonald

Along with his other published works, Tomislav Sunic is steadily turning his attention to a wide variety of topics affecting Europe’s cultural and political heritage, including such sacred and less sacred...


Population, Migration, and Socioeconomic Outcomes among Island and Mainland Puerto Ricans

by Havidan Rodriguez, Marie T. Mora, Alberto Dávila & Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz

At the landmark centennial anniversary of the 1917 Jones-Shafroth Act, which granted Puerto Ricans U.S. citizenship, the island confronts an unfolding humanitarian crisis initially triggered by an acute economic...


The Experiences of Ghanaian Live-in Caregivers in the United States

by Martha Donkor

Using the convergence of the impact of globalization and political turmoil in Ghana on Ghanaian women as a backdrop, this book examines the migration of the women to the US and their decisions to care for upper...


The Newcomers

by Helen Thorpe

“A delicate and heartbreaking mystery story...Thorpe’s book is a reminder that in an era of nativism, some Americans are still breaking down walls and nurturing newcomers, the seeds of the great American...


Immigrant and Migrant Workers Organizing in Canada and the United States

by Jorge Frozzini & Alexandra Law

Across Canada and the United States, immigrant workers face important obstacles at work and in the broader society, whether their immigration status is temporary, permanent, or nonexistent. Hyper-precarious...


Taking Root

by James Ron, Shannon Golden, David Crow & Archana Pandya

Human rights organizations have grown exponentially across the globe, particularly in the global South, and the term human rights is now common parlance among politicians and civil society activists. While debates...


Heritage and School Language Literacy Development in Migrant Children

by Raphael Berthele & Amelia Lambelet

This book discusses literacy development in heritage language speakers and presents the results of four different quantitative studies that investigate the transfer of literacy skills in bi- and multilingual...


Translating for the Community

by Mustapha Taibi

Written by translation practitioners, teachers and researchers, this edited volume is a much-needed contribution to the under-researched area of community translation. Its chapters outline the specific nature...


Unpack

by Lana Wimmer & Tanya Arler

As an expat spouse, how do you choose the right home for your family, transition your kids to a new country and school, adjust to a new culture, and build a whole new network of friends?

Expat spouses face many...


Waiting for Jose

by Harel Shapira

They live in the suburbs of Tennessee and Indiana. They fought in Vietnam and Desert Storm. They speak about an older, better America, an America that once was, and is no more. And for the past decade, they...