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The Irregularization of Migration in Contemporary Europe: Detention, Deportation, Drowning

by Yolande Jansen, Robin Celikates & Joost de Bloois Rowman & Littlefield International (December 12, 2014)

This carefully curated collection addresses the intertwined political, legal, cultural, and normative dimensions of the irregularization of migration.


Spaces of Governmentality: Autonomous Migration and the Arab Uprisings

by Martina Tazzioli Rowman & Littlefield International (November 24, 2014)

This book explores migrants’ movements and struggles taking place in the aftermath of the Arab Revolutions and examines how they impact the European space.


Class Formations and Inequality Structures in Contemporary African Migration: Evidence from Ghana

by John A. Arthur Lexington Books (October 15, 2014)

Using evidence from Ghana, this book argues that power and class-based structural relationships are significant components in understanding how migratory diasporas shape and are shaped in turn by social class...


Ignored but Not Forgotten: Canada's English Immigrants

by Lucille H. Campey Dundurn (September 10, 2014)

In her third and final book in the English in Canada series, Lucille Campey provides an overview of the great exodus from England to Canada which peaked in the early twentieth century. Drawing on wide-ranging...


From Immigrants to Americans: The Rise and Fall of Fitting In

by Jacob L. Vigdor Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 16, 2010)

Immigration has always caused immense public concern, especially when the perception is that immigrants are not assimilating into society they way they should, or perhaps the way they once did. But is this truly...


Younger-Generation Korean Experiences in the United States: Personal Narratives on Ethnic and Racial Identities

by Thomas Chung, Pyong Gap Min, Helene K. Lee & Ruth Chung et al. Lexington Books (June 11, 2014)

Younger-Generation Korean Experiences in the United States: Personal Narratives on Ethnic and Racial Identities compares the formation of ethnic and racial identities in two generational cohorts of a contemporary...


Religious and Ethical Perspectives on Global Migration

by Charles R. Strain, Elizabeth W. Collier, Frida Kerner Furman & Marianne Heimbach-Steins et al. Lexington Books (June 05, 2014)

Religious and Ethical Perspectives on Global Migration examines the complicated social ethics of migration in today's world. Editors Elizabeth W. Collier and Charles R. Strain bring the perspectives of an international...


Scholars and Southern Californian Immigrants in Dialogue: New Conversations in Public Sociology

by Rafael Luévano, Tekle Woldemikael, Victoria Carty & Adrian D. Pantoja et al. Lexington Books (May 23, 2014)

Scholars and Southern Californian Immigrants in Dialogue: New Conversations in Public Sociology employs public sociology to bring together academics and undocumented voices in vibrant conversation about immigration...


Function-Based Spatiality and the Development of Korean Communities in Japan: A Complex Adaptive Systems Theory Approach

by David Rands Lexington Books (May 21, 2014)

Function-Based Spatiality and the Development of Korean Communities in Japan addresses the impact of urban environments on the development of Korean communities in Japan. It takes into consideration the historically...


Irish Migrants in New Communities: Seeking the Fair Land?

by Máirtín Ó Catháin, Micheal O hAodha, James B. Swan & Gearoid O hAllmhurain et al. Lexington Books (May 16, 2014)

Irish Migrants in New Communities: Seeking the Fair Land? examines the interactions of Irish migrants and the new societies and experiences that opened up to them through the process of emigration and exile....


Mayday! Mayday!

by Lowell Psy.D. Green Spruce Ridge Publishing Inc (February 21, 2013)

Lowell Green presents a powerful, persuasive, well-documented and incredibly well researched argument for a substantial reduction in Canada's yearly intake of immigrants and refugees, and an immediate halt to...


Regulating Low-Skilled Immigration in the United States

by Gordon H. Hanson AEI Press (September 16, 2010)

In Regulating Low Skilled Immigration in the United States, Gordon H. Hanson contends that efforts to curtail illegal entry will fail unless policymakers design a system that is responsive to market signals...


Koreans in North America: Their Experiences in the Twenty-First Century

by Pyong Gap Min Lexington Books (December 08, 2012)

Koreans in North America covers various topics related to Korean experiences in the U.S. and Canada, including their immigration and settlement patterns, changes in business patterns, and identity, comprehensively....


The Dream Fields of Florida: Mexican Farmworkers and the Myth of Belonging

by Ella Schmidt Lexington Books (October 29, 2009)

Using ethnographic data from several immigrant farmworker communities in Florida, Schmidt unravels the embedded structural inequalities of U.S. society and the ideological discourses that mask them. This book...


The German Jews in America: A Minority within a Minority

by Gerhard Falk UPA (April 01, 2014)

Falk focuses on refugees who fled from Nazi tyranny in the 1930s, immigrated to America, and succeeded despite immense obstacles. This book includes a review of the most prominent academics that made major contributions...


The French Intifada

by Andrew Hussey Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 22, 2014)

A provocative rethinking of France's long relationship with the Arab world

To fully understand both the social and political pressures wracking contemporary France—and, indeed, all of Europe—as well as major...


Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security

by Todd Miller City Lights Publishers (March 24, 2014)

Fast-paced frontline reporting and analysis on the militaristic spread of US Border Patrol and the long-term consequences for free society.


Cameroonian Immigrants in the United States: Between the Homeland and the Diaspora

by Joseph Takougang Lexington Books (March 06, 2014)

Cameroonian Immigrants in the United States adds a new dimension to the growing literature on contemporary African migration by focusing on Cameroonian immigrants and the economic and political factors that...


Forest Gate

by Peter Akinti Free Press (February 02, 2010)

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...


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

by Lucille H. Campey Natural Heritage (May 31, 2007)

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 Dundurn (January 01, 1997)

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...


Scotland Farewell: The People of the Hector

by Donald MacKay Natural Heritage (August 30, 2006)

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.


As She Began: An Illustrated Introduction to Loyalist Ontario

by Bruce Wilson Dundurn (January 01, 1981)

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...


Resilience in South Sudanese Women: Hope for Daughters of the Nile

by Godriver Wanga-Odhiambo Lexington Books (December 18, 2013)

This book traces the origin and developments of civil wars in Southern Sudan and how they impacted the female population. It shows how these refugee South Sudanese women dealt with homelessness in host countries...


Undoing Border Imperialism

by Harsha Walia & Andrea Smith AK Press (February 15, 2014)

Cutting-edge practice and theory from the front lines of the movements for indigenous and transnational freedom.


Reverie and Reality: Poetry on Travel by Late Imperial Chinese Women

by Yanning Wang Lexington Books (August 26, 2013)

Reverie and Reality investigates late imperial Chinese gentry women’s poems on travel ranging from the seventeenth century to the early twentieth century.These poems written by groups of women after they “stepped...


The Road to Home

by Vartan Gregorian Simon & Schuster (June 30, 2008)

Vartan Gregorian's tale starts with a childhood of poverty, deprivation, and enchantment in the Armenian quarter of Tabriz, Iran. As the world reeled from depression into six years of warfare, his mother died,...


Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America

by Helen Thorpe Scribner (September 22, 2009)

A powerful and moving account of four young women from Mexico who have lived most of their lives in the United States and attend the same high school. Two of them have legal documentation and two do not. Just...


The Floating Island Plays

by Eduardo Machado Theatre Communications Group (October 15, 2013)

Includes The Modern Ladies of Guanabacoa, Fabiola, In the Eye of the Hurricane and Broken Eggs.


New Immigrants, Changing Communities: Best Practices for a Better America

by Elzbieta M. Gozdziak & Micah N. Bump Lexington Books (May 20, 2008)

This handbook provides a review of promising practices and strategies facilitating immigrant integration, especially in new settlement areas. The purpose of this handbook is to foster a constructive approach...


Religion Across Borders: Transnational Immigrant Networks

by Helen Rose Ebaugh & Janet Saltzman Chafetz AltaMira Press (October 16, 2002)

Religion Across Borders examines both personal and organizational networks that exist between members in U.S. immigrant religious communities and individuals and religious institutions left behind. Building...


Migration and Economy: Global and Local Dynamics

by Lillian Trager AltaMira Press (October 13, 2005)

Trager and her coauthors focus on migration not as a single event but as a dynamic process that responds to and is shaped by broader economic, cultural, and social forces. Individual essays consider issues of...


The Places We Share: Migration, Subjectivity, and Global Mobility

by Susan Ossman Lexington Books (February 09, 2007)

This book explores the relationship of mobility to subjectivity, identity to place by exploring the lives of people on the move. The authors draw on research among nomads, immigrants and serial migrants and...


Forced to Flee: Human Rights and Human Wrongs in Refugee Homelands

by Van Peter W. Arsdale Lexington Books (August 04, 2006)

Author Peter W. Van Arsdale presents first-hand fieldwork conducted over a 30-year span in six refugee homelands ranging from Sudan to Bosnia. This expert research bridges the emergent refugee and human rights...


The Chinese in Silicon Valley: Globalization, Social Networks, and Ethnic Identity

by Bernard P. Wong Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 22, 2005)

The Chinese in Silicon Valley examines the complex and ever-growing role of Chinese American scientists and engineers in Silicon Valley. Globalization brings workers from many different countries and cultures...


Managing Migration: The Promise of Cooperation

by Susan F. Martin, Philip L. Martin & Patrick Weil Lexington Books (April 24, 2006)

Managing Migration presents the valuable results of the Cooperative Efforts to Manage Emigration project, a bottom-up effort to identify models and best practices for spurring economic development and respect...


Local Citizenship in Recent Countries of Immigration: Japan in Comparative Perspective

by Takeyuki Tsuda Lexington Books (April 03, 2006)

Since the late 1980s, Japan has been experiencing significant levels of immigration primarily from Asian and Latin American countries due to severe domestic labor shortages. Local Citizenship in Recent Countries...


Dialogues on Migration Policy

by Marco Giugni & Florence Passy Lexington Books (March 30, 2006)

Dialogues on Migration Policy brings together leading American and European scholars of immigration politics to address migration policy. Editors Marco Giugni and Florence Passy's aim to present a number of...


The Founders on Citizenship and Immigration: Principles and Challenges in America

by Edward J. Erler, John Marini & Thomas G. West Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 23, 2007)

Working with the underlying premise that America's founding principles continue to be vital in the modern era, Erler, Marini, and West take a conservative look at immigration, one of today's most pressing political...


Dirty Work: Immigrants in Domestic Service, Agriculture, and Prostitution in Sicily

by Jeffrey E. Cole & Sally S. Booth Lexington Books (March 01, 2007)

Dirty Work explores the lives and work of recent immigrants from Africa, Asia, and elsewhere to the southern Italian region of Sicily. Using extensive research, Cole and Booth focus on the experiences of foreigners...


Romanians in Western Europe: Migration, Status Dilemmas, and Transnational Connections

by Remus Gabriel Anghel Lexington Books (June 21, 2013)

This book analyzes the Romanian migration that has developed in recent years as one of the largest migration waves in Europe.


From Every End of This Earth

by Steven V. Roberts HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

New York Times bestselling author Steven V. Roberts follows the stories of thirteen immigrant families in From Every End of This Earth, a poignant and eye-opening look at immigration in America today. He captures...


Little Ethiopia of the Pacific Northwest

by Joseph W. Scott & Solomon A. Getahun Transaction Publishers (June 30, 2013)

This book tells the story of the Ethiopian community started in Seattle by college students who came to the city during the Ethiopian revolution of 1974, but were unable to return. These stranded students became...


To the Ends of the Earth: Northern Soul and Southern Nights in Western Australia

by Paul Mercieca, Anne Chapman & Marnie O'Neill UPA (April 04, 2013)

Northern Soul is a cultural phenomenon twice removed from its original source in Britain in the late 1960s. By giving voice to the members of this scene, this book explores theories about how identity and cultural...


Multiple Identities: Migrants, Ethnicity, and Membership

by Paul Spickard Indiana University Press (April 12, 2013)

In recent years, Europeans have engaged in sharp debates about migrants and minority groups as social problems. The discussions usually neglect who these people are, how they live their lives, and how they identify...


The Winged Seed: A Remembrance

by Li-Young Lee BOA Editions Ltd. (March 15, 2013)

A reissue of acclaimed poet Li-Young Lee's heart-wrenching memoir, with a new foreword by the author and never-before-seen photos.


Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe: How an American Acrobat Introduced Circus to Japan--and Japan to the West

by Frederik L. Schodt Stone Bridge Press (December 04, 2012)

The unlikely history of early cross-cultural encounters between the West and Japan, featuring acrobats, jugglers, and a colorful American impresario.


Yokohama Yankee: My Family's Five Generations as Outsiders in Japan

by Leslie Helm Chin Music Press Inc. (March 01, 2013)

A sweeping memoir about a foreign family's five generations as outsiders in Japan.


Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution

by Jeb Bush & Clint Bolick Threshold Editions (March 05, 2013)

The immigration debate has challenged our nation since its founding. But today, it divides Americans more stridently than ever, due to a chronic failure of national leadership by both parties. Here at last is...


Suburban Crossroads: The Fight for Local Control of Immigration Policy

by Thomas J. Vicino Lexington Books (November 29, 2012)

In fear of becoming havens for illegal immigrants, numerous local communities adopted and implemented their own immigration laws during the 2000s. Suburban Crossroads chronicles the debates and policy responses...