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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...

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...

Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of Our Time

by David Miliband

We are in the midst of a global refugee crisis. Sixty five million people are fleeing for their lives. The choices are urgent, not just for them but for all of us. What can we possibly do to help?

With compassion...

The Newcomers

by Helen Thorpe

From an award-winning, “meticulously observant” (The New Yorker) writer comes a powerful and moving account of how refugee teenagers at a Denver public high school learn English and become Americans.


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...


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...


by Nathan Mogos

Imagine being stranded in the heart of winter, in an isolated town at the northern edge of the world. Though born on the continent of Africa, political officials have made citizenship and social mobility at...

Immigration Structures and Immigrant Lives

by David W. Haines

Immigration Structures and Immigrant Lives provides a concise, comprehensive, interdisciplinary introduction to United States immigration and immigrants. The book is presented in two parts. Part I addresses...

Scripts of Servitude

by Beatriz P. Lorente

This book examines how language is a central resource in transforming migrant women into transnational domestic workers. Focusing on the migration of women from the Philippines to Singapore, the book unpacks...

Raza Sí, Migra No

by Jimmy Patiño

As immigration from Mexico to the United States grew through the 1970s and 1980s, the Border Patrol, police, and other state agents exerted increasing violence against ethnic Mexicans in San Diego's volatile...

Go Back to Where You Came From: The Backlash Against Immigration and the Fate of Western Democracy

by Sasha Polakow-Suransky

What if the new far right poses a graver threat to liberal democracy than jihadists or mass migration?

Brexit and Donald Trump's victory were just the beginning--and Marine Le Pen's defeat does not signal a turning...

Following the Ball

by Todd Cleveland

With Following the Ball, Todd Cleveland incorporates labor, sport, diasporic, and imperial history to examine the extraordinary experiences of African football players from Portugal’s African colonies as they...

World of Walls

by Said Saddiki

"We’re going to build a wall.”

Borders have been drawn since the beginning of time, but in recent years artificial barriers have become increasingly significant to the political conversation across the world....

Immigrant City

by Donald B. Cole

The violence and radicalism connected with the Industrial Workers of the World textile strike of 1912 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, left the popular impression that Lawrence was a slum-ridden city inhabited by...

Porous Borders

by Julian Lim

With the railroad's arrival in the late nineteenth century, immigrants of all colors rushed to the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, transforming the region into a booming international hub of economic and human activity....

Eat Local, Taste Global

by Glen C. Filson & Bamidele Adekunle

Eat Local, Taste Global: How Ethnocultural Food Reaches Our Tables shows how the demand for ethnocultural vegetables on the part of Toronto’s South Asian, Chinese, and Afro-Caribbean Canadians is at odds with...

Debating Immigration in the Age of Terrorism, Polarization, and Trump

by Joshua Woods & C. Damien Arthur

This book offers a broad interdisciplinary approach to the changes in the U.S. immigration debate before and after 9/11. A nation’s reaction to foreigners has as much to do with sociology as it does with political...