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Cross the River to Home

by Kaye Kelly

An absorbing novel set in 1870s New Zealand about an impossible love between a half-Chinese woman and a young immigrant.Henry arrives in the South Island of New Zealand in search of his sister, who is now living...


Southern Style

by Craig Marriner

The youth from the old colonies head to London, a mecca for hedonism, dangerous encounters and self-discovery in this vibrant, shocking novel by the award-winning writer of Stonedogs. Craig Marriner’s second...


The Hungry Heart: Journeys With William Colenso

by Peter Wells

Shortlisted for the NZ Post Award this fascinating, innovative biography is of a true original and significant figure in NZ's early colonisation."I love doubters: of a truly honest doubter I have great hope."...


Wild Latitudes

by Barbara Else

A clever and entertaining romp of a novel that is an alluring fusion of history, comedy and parody. After the unusual death of their papa, Adele Overend and her younger brother Godwin are dispatched from comfortable...


The Book of Secrets

by Fiona Kidman

A classic, prize-winning novel about an epic migration and a lone woman haunted by the past in frontier Waipu.

In the 1850s, a group of settlers established a community at Waipu in the northern part of New Zealand....


Purple Heart

by Andrew Fiu

An affecting, insightful and warm memoir of growing up Samoan in New Zealand — and of coping with heart disease. Andrew Fiu came to Ponsonby, Auckland as a three-year-old, part of the wave of immigration from...


Toward A Better Life: America's New Immigrants in Their Own Words From Ellis Island to the Present

by Peter Morton Coan

This book offers a balanced, poignant, and often moving portrait of America’s immigrants over more than a century. The author has organized the book by decades so that readers can easily find the time period...


Immigration and Social Policy in Britain

by Catherine Jones

Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences....


Immigrants and Social Work: Thinking Beyond the Borders of the United States

by Diane Drachman & Ana Paulino

Explore an understudied but vital aspect of the immigration experience!

Until now, the American social work literature on immigration has emphasized one part of the migration process—the experiences of immigrants...


Being a Man in a Transnational World: The Masculinity and Sexuality of Migration

by Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila

This book explores the masculinity and sexuality of migration, analyzing the complex processes of becoming a man and the strategies used by men to reconcile paradoxes and contradictions that co-exist between...


Quarterly Essay 5 Girt by Sea: Australia, the Refugees and the Politics of Fear

by Mungo MacCallum

In the first Quarterly Essay of 2002 Mungo MacCallum provides a devastating account of the Howard government's treatment of the refugees as well as delineating the factors in Australian history which have worked...


Geographies of Race and Food: Fields, Bodies, Markets

by Rachel Slocum & Arun Saldanha

This collection argues there is an unacknowledged racial dimension to the production and consumption of food under globalization. Building on case studies from across the world, it advances the conceptualization...


Rescripting Religion in the City: Migration and Religious Identity in the Modern Metropolis

by Jane Garnett & Alana Harris

Drawing on case studies of urban settings across the world, this book provides a more nuanced understanding of the religious identities of migrants within the 'modern metropolis', and makes a significant contribution...


Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons in the Asia Pacific Region

by Angus Francis & Rowena Maguire

This book explores regional developments in the enforcement of international refugee protection and displaced persons protection in the Asia Pacific region. Drawing on their expertise across a number of jurisdictions,...


The Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail

by Oscar Martinez, Daniela Maria Ugaz & Francisco Goldman

One day a few years ago, 300 migrants were kidnapped between the remote desert towns of Altar, Mexico, and Sasabe, Arizona. A local priest got 120 released, many with broken ankles and other marks of abuse,...


Anthropology of Migration and Multi: New Directions

by Steven Vertovec

The field of anthropology of migration and multiculturalism is booming. Throughout its hundred-odd year history, studies of migration and diverse or 'plural' societies have arguably been both marginal and central...


Migrant Workers in Asia - Constable: Distant Divides, Intimate Connections

by Nicole Constable

This book provides rich and provocative comparative studies of South and Southeast Asian domestic workers who migrate to other parts of Asia. These studies range from Hong Kong, Macau, and Singapore, to Yemen,...


Migrant Politics and Mobilisation: Exclusion, Engagements, Incorporation

by Davide Pero & John Solomos

In recent years immigration and the integration of migrants and minorities have become politicised in public and policy debates in Britain, the rest of Europe and the United States. In such debates, migrants...


New Perspectives on Gender and Migration: Livelihood, Rights and Entitlements

by Nicola Piper

This book discusses recent theoretical and empirical developments in international migration from a gender perspective. Its main objective is to analyse the diversification and stratification of gendered migratory...


Turkish Immigrants in Eu - Erzan: Determinants of Immigration and Integration

by Refik Erzan & Kemal Kirisci

This book provides an analytical contribution to the contested issues marking Turkish membership to the European Union.

On October 2005 Turkey started the accession process towards EU membership. Currently,...