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Global Social Transformation and Social Action: The Role of Social Workers: Social Work-Social Development Volume III The Role of Social Workers

by Sven Hessle

This informative and incisively written edited collection brings together experts from around the world to discuss issues which the social work and social welfare sectors face every day and to ensure a closer...


Regional Approaches to the Protection of Asylum Seekers: An International Legal Perspective

by Ademola Abass & Francesca Ippolito

This book is a comprehensive assessment of regional responses to the crisis in the asylum/refugee system and critically examines how different regions tackle the problem. With contributions on Africa, Europe,...


The French Intifada: The Long War Between France and Its Arabs

by Andrew Hussey

Beyond the affluent centre of Paris and other French cities, in the deprived banlieues, a war is going on. This is the French Intifada, a guerrilla war between the French state and the former subjects of its...


Water Worlds: Human Geographies of the Ocean

by Jon Anderson & Kimberley Peters

Critical human activities take place at sea, including trade, tourism, migration, scientific exploration and resource exploitation. This book offers a novel and important contribution to an ever-emerging cross-disciplinary...


Undocumented Dominican Migration

by Frank Graziano

Undocumented Dominican Migration is the first comprehensive study of boat migration from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico. It brings together the interactive global, cultural, and personal factors that...


Naturalizing Mexican Immigrants: A Texas History

by Martha Menchaca

During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a majority of the Mexican immigrant population in the United States resided in Texas, making the state a flashpoint in debates over whether to deny naturalization...


Hispanic Immigrant Literature: El Sueño del Retorno

by Nicolás| Kanellos

Immigration has been one of the basic realities of life for Latino communities in the United States since the nineteenth century. It is one of the most important themes in Hispanic literature, and it has given...


Cultures of Migration: The Global Nature of Contemporary Mobility

by Jeffrey H. Cohen & Ibrahim Sirkeci

Around the globe, people leave their homes to better themselves, to satisfy needs, and to care for their families. They also migrate to escape undesirable conditions, ranging from a lack of economic opportunities...


Desert Duty: On the Line with the U.S. Border Patrol

by Mark Haynes, Bill Broyles & Charles Bowden

While politicians and pundits endlessly debate immigration policy, U.S. Border Patrol agents put their lives on the line to enforce immigration law. In a day's work, agents may catch a load of narcotics, apprehend...


The Other Side of the Fence: American Migrants in Mexico

by Sheila Croucher

A growing number of Americans, many of them retirees, are migrating to Mexico's beach resorts, border towns, and picturesque heartland. While considerable attention has been paid to Mexicans who immigrate to...


Imaginary Lines: Border Enforcement and the Origins of Undocumented Immigration, 1882-1930

by Patrick Ettinger

Although popularly conceived as a relatively recent phenomenon, patterns of immigrant smuggling and undocumented entry across American land borders first emerged in the late nineteenth century. Ingenious smugglers...


Forest Gate

by Peter Akinti

A shattering, poetic and raw first novel set among young Somalian refugees in the slums of London -- beginning with a double suicide and ending with a rebirth.

In a community where poverty is kept close and...


Global Religious Movements Across Borders: Sacred Service

by Stephen M. Cherry & Helen Rose Ebaugh

Exploring how religious roots are shaping 'service movements' - organizations that seek to aid people across political and geographic boundaries - Global Religious Movements Across Borders focuses on how religious...


With Axe and Bible: The Scottish Pioneers of New Brunswick, 1784-1874

by Lucille H. Campey

Lucille H. Campey traces the progress of Scottish colonization and its ramifications for New Brunswick's early development. This book is a must for genealogists.


Spirit of the Dragon: The Story of Jean Lumb, a Proud Chinese-Canadian

by Arlene Chan

Spirit of the Dragon is well-illustrated with photographs of Jean Lumb in the company of her family and important people in her life, including John Diefenbaker, Queen Elizabeth, Governors General Roland Michener...


Les Écossais: The Pioneer Scots of Lower Canada, 1763-1855

by Lucille H. Campey

This is the first fully documented account produced in modern times of the migration of Scots to Lower Canada, which began in the late eighteenth century.


Scotland Farewell: The People of the Hector

by Donald MacKay

This is the story of the first Highland Scots who sailed to Pictou, Nova Scotia, in 1773 aboard the brig Hector their hardships, resourcefulness, and ultimate success.


The Silver Chief: Lord Selkirk and the Scottish Pioneers of Belfast, Baldoon and Red River

by Lucille H. Campey

Called "The Silver Chief" by the Native Chiefs with whom he negotiated a land treaty at Red River, the fifth Earl of Selkirk helped Scottish Highlanders relocate in Canada.


Fast Sailing and Copper-Bottomed: Aberdeen Sailing Ships and the Emigrant Scots They Carried to Canada, 1774-1855

by Lucille H. Campey

Stories of the Aberdeen-built ships that carried emigrant Scots to Canada are documented in this account of early Scottish emigration.


As She Began: An Illustrated Introduction to Loyalist Ontario

by Bruce Wilson

As She Began, an illustrated introduction to Loyalist Ontario, provides a general guide to the most crucial period in Ontario's history, 1775 to 1800, when thousands of refugees from the American Revolution...