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Moving Romans

The Black Maria

by Aracelis Girmay

Timely and necessary poems investigate the historical and current realities of blackness in America, elegizing and celebrating human life.


Mexican Migration to the United States: Perspectives From Both Sides of the Border

by Harriett D. Romo & Olivia Mogollon-Lopez

Borderlands migration has been the subject of considerable study, but the authorship has usually reflected a north-of-the-border perspective only. Gathering a transnational group of prominent researchers, including...


Captivity Beyond Prisons: Criminalization Experiences of Latina (Im)migrants

by Martha D. Escobar

Today the United States leads the world in incarceration rates. The country increasingly relies on the prison system as a "fix" for the regulation of societal issues. Captivity Beyond Prisons is the first full-length...


The Great Departure: Mass Migration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World

by Tara Zahra

“With a combination of deft historical analysis, sparkling prose, and careful attention to individual stories, both poignant and instructive, The Great Departure is brimming with important and suggestive lessons...


Detaining the Immigrant Other

Barrio Boy: 40th Anniversary Edition

by Ernesto Galarza & Stavans

Barrio Boy is the remarkable story of one boy's journey from a Mexican village so small its main street didn't have a name, to the barrio of Sacramento, California, bustling and thriving in the early decades...


The Immigrant Other

by Greg Lamphear, Rich Furman & Douglas Epps

Absent from the debate over immigration policy is an unambiguous portrait of that policy's effect on human lives. Each chapter in this anthology pairs a description of specific state, national, and transnational...


Heritage, Diaspora and the Consumption of Culture: Movements in Irish Landscapes

by Diane Sabenacio Nititham & Rebecca Boyd

Using an interdisciplinary and transhistorical framework this book examines the cultural, material, and symbolic articulations of Irish migration relationships from the medieval period through to the contemporary...


Migration and Religion in Europe: Comparative Perspectives on South Asian Experiences

by Ester Gallo

Religious practices and their transformation are crucial elements of migrants' identities and are increasingly politicized by national governments in the light of perceived threats to national identity. As new...


Globalization, Migration and Social Transformation: Ireland in Europe and the World

by Bryan Fanning & Ronaldo Munck

In the space of around ten years Ireland went from being a traditional labour exporter to a leading European economy, and thus an attractive destination for immigrants from Eastern Europe and further afield....


Qualitative Methods in Migration Studies: A Critical Realist Perspective

by Theodoros Iosifides

Recent years have witnessed growing interest in a series of issues related to migration, including identity formation and change, the role of social capital and social networks, ethnic discrimination, racism...


Asylum-Seeking, Migration and Church

by Susanna Snyder

Asylum-Seeking, Migration and Church addresses one of the most pressing issues confronting contemporary society. How are we to engage with migrants? Drawing on studies of church engagement with asylum seekers...


The Coyote's Bicycle: The Untold Story of 7,000 Bicycles and the Rise of a Borderland Empire

by Kimball Taylor

For readers of Jon Krakauer and Susan Orlean, The Coyote's Bicycle brings to life a never-before-told phenomenon at our southern border, and the human drama of those that would cross. It wasn’t surprising...


Border Lives

Refugees and the Myth of Human Rights: Life Outside the Pale of the Law

by Emma Larking

Most Western liberal democracies are parties to the United Nations Refugees Convention and all are committed to the recognition of basic human rights, but they also spend billions fortifying their borders, detaining...


Living on the margins: Undocumented migrants in a global city

by Alice Bloch & Sonia McKay

Living on the margins offers a unique insight into the working lives of undocumented (or 'irregular') migrants living in London, and their employers. It offers an international context to the research and provides...


Skilled Migration, Expectation and Reality: Chinese Professionals and the Global Labour Market

by Ying Lu & Ramanie Samaratunge

Many governments seek to attract skilled migrants into the top occupational groups and now have significant groups of overseas-born professionals in their workforces. Such groups are expected to contribute significantly...


The Challenges of Diaspora Migration: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Israel and Germany

by Rainer K. Silbereisen & Peter F. Titzmann

Diaspora or 'ethnic return' migrants have often been privileged in terms of citizenship and material support when they seek to return to their ancestral land, yet for many, after long periods of absence - sometimes...


Security, Insecurity and Migration in Europe

by Gabriella Lazaridis

Having often been framed in terms of security concerns, migration issues have simultaneously given rise to issues of insecurity: on the one hand, security of borders, political, societal and economic security/insecurity...