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Refugees Welcome?

by 
Jan-Jonathan Bock & Sharon Macdonald Berghahn Books (January 01, 2019)

The arrival in 2015 and 2016 of over one million asylum seekers and refugees in Germany had major social consequences and gave rise to extensive debate about the nature of cultural diversity and collective...


Competing Power

by Narmala Halstead Berghahn Books (October 01, 2018)

Drawing from ethnographic material based on long-term research, this volume considers competing forms of power at micro- and macro-levels in Guyana, where the local is marked by extensive migration, corruption,...


Travelling Towards Home

by Nicola Frost & Tom Selwyn Berghahn Books (September 01, 2018)

As we grapple with a growing refugee crisis, a hardening of anti-immigration sentiment, and deepening communal segregation in many parts of the developed world, questions of the nature of home and homemaking...


Refugee Resettlement

by 
Adèle Garnier, Liliana Lyra Jubilut & Kristin Bergtora Sandvik Berghahn Books (July 01, 2018)

Examining resettlement practices worldwide and drawing on contributions from anthropology, law, international relations, social work, and numerous other disciplines, this ground-breaking volume highlights the...


Healthcare in Motion

by Cecilia Vindrola-Padros, Ginger A. Johnson & Anne E. Pfister Berghahn Books (August 01, 2018)

How does the need to obtain and deliver health services engender particular (im)mobility forms? And how is mobility experienced and imagined when it is required for healthcare access or delivery? Guided by...


Waiting for Elijah

by Safet HadžiMuhamedović Berghahn Books (April 01, 2018)

Waiting for Elijah is an intimate portrait of time-reckoning, syncretism and proximity in one of the world's most polarized landscapes, the Bosnian Field of Gacko. Centred on the shared harvest feast of Elijah's...


Care across Distance

by Azra Hromadžić & Monika Palmberger Berghahn Books (May 24, 2018)

World-wide migration has an unsettling effect on social structures, especially on aging populations and eldercare. This volume investigates how taken-for-granted roles are challenged, intergenerational relationships...


Intimate Mobilities

by Christian Groes & Nadine T. Fernandez Berghahn Books (May 24, 2018)

As globalization and transnational encounters intensify, people's mobility is increasingly conditioned by intimacy, ranging from love, desire, and sexual liaisons to broader family, kinship and conjugal matters....


An Australian Indigenous Diaspora

by Paul Burke Berghahn Books (July 01, 2018)

Some indigenous people, while remaining attached to their traditional homelands, leave them to make a new life for themselves in white towns and cities, thus constituting an "indigenous diaspora". This innovative...


Being-Here

by Annika Lems Berghahn Books (May 24, 2018)

Exploring the lifeworlds of Halima, Omar and Mohamed, three middle-aged Somalis living in Melbourne, Australia, the author discusses the interrelated meanings of emplacement and displacement as experienced...


Parallel Lives Revisited

by Jozefien De Bock Berghahn Books (January 15, 2018)

Originally coined in 2001 in studies of racial tension in the United Kingdom, the concept of 'parallel lives' has become familiar in analyses of socially isolated immigrant communities. Yet even just within...


The Myth of Self-Reliance

by Naohiko Omata Berghahn Books (June 01, 2017)

For many refugees, economic survival in refugee camps is extraordinarily difficult. Drawing on both qualitative and quantitative research conducted over several years, this volume challenges the reputation...


Children of the Camp

by Catherine-Lune Grayson Berghahn Books (October 01, 2017)

Chronic violence has characterized Somalia for over two decades, forcing nearly two million people to flee. A significant number have settled in camps in neighboring countries, where children were born and...


Gender, Violence, Refugees

by Susanne Buckley-Zistel & Ulrike Krause Berghahn Books (August 01, 2017)

Providing nuanced accounts of how the social identities of men and women, the context of displacement and the experience or manifestation of violence interact, this collection offers conceptual analyses and...


Documenting Transnational Migration: Jordanian Men Working and Studying in Europe, Asia and North America

by Richard T. Antoun† Berghahn Books (July 01, 2005)

Most studies on transnational migration either stress assimilation, circulatory migration, or the negative impact of migration. This remarkable study, which covers migrants from one Jordanian village to 17...


Grace after Genocide

by Carol A. Mortland Berghahn Books (May 01, 2017)

Grace after Genocide is the first comprehensive ethnography of Cambodian refugees, charting their struggle to transition from life in agrarian Cambodia to survival in post-industrial America, while maintaining...


The Annoying Difference

by Peter Hervik Berghahn Books (July 01, 2011)

The Muhammad cartoon crisis of 2005−2006 in Denmark caught the world by surprise as the growing hostilities toward Muslims had not been widely noticed. Through the methodologies of media anthropology, cultural...


Border Interrogations

by Benita Samperdro Vizcaya & Simon Doubleday Berghahn Books (May 01, 2008)

Under the current cartographies of globalism, where frontiers mutate, vacillate, and mark the contiguity of discourse, questioning the Spanish border seems a particularly urgent task. The volume engages a wide...


The State and the Grassroots: Immigrant Transnational Organizations in Four Continents

by Alejandro Portes & Patricia Fernández-Kelly Berghahn Books (July 01, 2015)

Whereas most of the literature on migration focuses on individuals and their families, this book studies the organizations created by immigrants to protect themselves in their receiving states. Comparing eighteen...


Being Human, Being Migrant: Senses of Self and Well-Being

by Anne Sigfrid Grønseth Berghahn Books (October 01, 2013)

Migrant experiences accentuate general aspects of the human condition. Therefore, this volume explores migrant's movements not only as geographical movements from here to there but also as movements that constitute...


Migration by Boat: Discourses of Trauma, Exclusion and Survival

by Lynda Mannik Berghahn Books (May 01, 2016)

At a time when thousands of refugees risk their lives undertaking perilous journeys by boat across the Mediterranean, this multidisciplinary volume could not be more pertinent. It offers various contemporary...


Having and Belonging: Homes and Museums in Israel

by Judy Jaffe-Schagen Berghahn Books (April 01, 2016)

The home and the museum are typically understood as divergent, even oppositional, social realms: whereas one evokes privacy and familial intimacy, the other is conceived of as a public institution oriented...


Migration, Settlement and Belonging in Europe, 1500-1930s: Comparative Perspectives

by Steven King & Anne Winter Berghahn Books (November 01, 2013)

The issues around settlement, belonging, and poor relief have for too long been understood largely from the perspective of England and Wales. This volume offers a pan-European survey that encompasses Switzerland,...


Fragmented Fatherland: Immigration and Cold War Conflict in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1945-1980

by Alexander Clarkson Berghahn Books (September 01, 2013)

1945 to 1980 marks an extensive period of mass migration of students, refugees, ex-soldiers, and workers from an extraordinarily wide range of countries to West Germany. Turkish, Kurdish, and Italian groups...


Places of Pain: Forced Displacement, Popular Memory and Trans-local Identities in Bosnian War-torn Communities

by Hariz Halilovich Berghahn Books (February 01, 2013)

For displaced persons, memory and identity is performed, (re)constructed and (re)negotiated daily. Forced displacement radically reshapes identity, with results ranging from successful hybridization to feelings...


Wind Over Water: Migration in an East Asian Context

by David W. Haines, Keiko Yamanaka & Shinji Yamashita Berghahn Books (October 01, 2012)

Providing a comprehensive treatment of a full range of migrant destinies in East Asia by scholars from both Asia and North America, this volume captures the way migrants are changing the face of Asia, especially...


Not Born a Refugee Woman: Contesting Identities, Rethinking Practices

by Maroussia Hajdukowski-Ahmed, Nazilla Khanlou & Helene Moussa Berghahn Books (June 01, 2008)

Not Born a Refugee Woman is an in-depth inquiry into the identity construction of refugee women. It challenges and rethinks current identity concepts, policies, and practices in the context of a globalizing...


Refugees From Nazi Germany and the Liberal European States

by Frank Caestecker & Bob Moore Berghahn Books (January 01, 2010)

The exodus of refugees from Nazi Germany in the 1930s has received far more attention from historians, social scientists, and demographers than many other migrations and persecutions in Europe. However, as...


Mobility and Migration in Indigenous Amazonia: Contemporary Ethnoecological Perspectives

by Miguel N. Alexiades Berghahn Books (April 01, 2009)

Contrary to ingrained academic and public assumptions, wherein indigenous lowland South American societies are viewed as the product of historical emplacement and spatial stasis, there is widespread evidence...


Immigration Policy in the Federal Republic of Germany: Negotiating Membership and Remaking the Nation

by Douglas B. Klusmeyer & Demetrios G. Papademetriou Berghahn Books (November 01, 2009)

German migration policy now stands at a major crossroad, caught between a fifty-year history of missed opportunities and serious new challenges. Focusing on these new challenges that German policy makers face,...


The Romani Movement: Minority Politics and Ethnic Mobilization in Contemporary Central Europe

by Peter Vermeersch Berghahn Books (August 01, 2006)

The collapse of communism and the process of state building that ensued in the 1990s have highlighted the existence of significant minorities in many European states, particularly in Central Europe. In this...


Traveling Cultures and Plants: The Ethnobiology and Ethnopharmacy of Human Migrations

by Andréa Pieroni & Ina Vandebroek Berghahn Books (December 01, 2007)

The tremendous increase in migrations and diasporas of human groups in the last decades are not only bringing along challenging issues for society, especially related to the economic and political management...


Children and Youth on the Front Line: Ethnography, Armed Conflict and Displacement

by Jo Boyden & Joanna de Berry Berghahn Books (June 01, 2004)

War leads not just to widespread death but also to extensive displacement, overwhelming fear, and economic devastation. It weakens social ties, threatens household survival and undermines the family's capacity...


Slipping Away: Banana Politics and Fair Trade in the Eastern Caribbean

by Mark Moberg Berghahn Books (November 01, 2008)

During the 1990s, the Eastern Caribbean was caught in a bitter trade dispute between the US and EU over the European banana market. When the World Trade Organization rejected preferential access for Caribbean...


Fear in Bongoland: Burundi Refugees in Urban Tanzania

by Marc Sommers Berghahn Books (October 01, 2001)

Spurred by wars and a drive to urbanize, Africans are crossing borders and overwhelming cities in unprecedented numbers. At the center of this development are young refugee men who migrate to urban areas.

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Politics of Innocence: Hutu Identity, Conflict and Camp Life

by Simon Turner Berghahn Books (July 01, 2010)

Based on thorough ethnographic fieldwork in a refugee camp in Tanzania this book provides a rich account of the benevolent "disciplining mechanisms" of humanitarian agencies, led by the UNHCR, and of the situated,...


Deterritorialized Youth: Sahrawi and Afghan Refugees at the Margins of the Middle East

by Dawn Chatty Berghahn Books (April 01, 2010)

The Sahrawi and Afghan refugee youth in the Middle East have been stereotyped regionally and internationally: some have been objectified as passive victims; others have become the beneficiaries of numerous...


The Early Morning Phonecall: Somali Refugees' Remittances

by Anna Lindley Berghahn Books (August 01, 2010)

As migration from poverty-stricken and conflict-affected countries continues to hit the headlines, this book focuses on an important counter-flow: the money that people send home. Despite considerable research...


Out of Albania: From Crisis Migration to Social Inclusion in Italy

by Russell King & Nicola Mai Berghahn Books (October 01, 2008)

Analysing the dynamics of the post-1990 Albanian migration to Italy, this book is the first major study of one of Europe's newest, most dramatic yet least understood migrations. It takes a close look at migrants'...


Collective Terms: Race, Culture, and Community in a State-Planned City in France

by Beth S. Epstein Berghahn Books (March 01, 2011)

The banlieue, the mostly poor and working-class suburbs located on the outskirts of major cities in France, gained international media attention in late 2005 when riots broke out in some 250 such towns across...


Class, Contention, and a World in Motion

by Winnie Lem & Pauline Gardiner Barber Berghahn Books (July 01, 2010)

Prevailing scholarship on migration tends to present migrants as the objects of history, subjected to abstract global forces or to concrete forms of regulation imposed by state and supra state organizations....