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Belonging and Transnational Refugee Settlement: Unsettling the Everyday and the Extraordinary

Belonging and Transnational Refugee Settlement: Unsettling the Everyday and the Extraordinary

1st Edition

Jay Marlowe
January 17, 2019

The image we have of refugees is one of displacement – from their homes, families and countries – and yet, refugee settlement is increasingly becoming an experience of living simultaneously in places both proximate and distant, as people navigate and transcend international borders in...

Lives in Transit: An Ethnographic Study of Refugees’ Subjectivity across European Borders

Lives in Transit: An Ethnographic Study of Refugees’ Subjectivity across European Borders

1st Edition

Elena Fontanari
November 19, 2018

This book explores the border-crossing mobilities of refugees within Europe. Based on ethnographic fieldwork in Germany and Italy, it examines the precarious everyday lives of non-citizens living between and beyond EU internal borders. With attention to the constant re-construction of borders...

Color that Matters: A Comparative Approach to Mixed Race Identity and Nordic Exceptionalism

Color that Matters: A Comparative Approach to Mixed Race Identity and Nordic Exceptionalism

1st Edition

Tony Sandset
September 13, 2018

This book examines the ways in which mixed ethnic identities in Scandinavia are formed along both cultural and embodied lines, arguing that while the official discourses in the region refer to a "post-racial" or "color blind" era, color still matters in the lives of people of mixed ethnic descent....

From the Arab Other to the Israeli Self: Palestinian Culture in the Making of Israeli National Identity

From the Arab Other to the Israeli Self: Palestinian Culture in the Making of Israeli National Identity

1st Edition

Yonatan Mendel, Ronald Ranta
August 14, 2018

This book examines the role played by Arab-Palestinian culture and people in the construction and reproduction of Israeli national identity and culture, showing that it is impossible to understand modern Israeli national identity and culture without taking into account its crucial encounter and...

Racialised Gang Rape and the Reinforcement of Dominant Order: Discourses of Gender, Race and Nation

Racialised Gang Rape and the Reinforcement of Dominant Order: Discourses of Gender, Race and Nation

1st Edition

Kiran Kaur Grewal
August 14, 2018

This path-breaking book provides a comparative analysis of public discourses in France and Australia on a series of highly mediatised racialised gang rapes that occurred during the early to mid-2000s. These rapes led to intense public debate in both countries regarding an apparent ‘gang rape...

Trajectories and Imaginaries in Migration: The Migrant Actor in Transnational Space

Trajectories and Imaginaries in Migration: The Migrant Actor in Transnational Space

1st Edition

Felicitas Hillmann, Ton van Naerssen, Ernst Spaan
August 10, 2018

This book draws attention to the various factors that characterize migrant flows and mobilities, calling into question familiar concepts such as push and pull, migration as a life project and sociocultural integration. It highlights processes such as fl exible migrant routes, temporary and return...

Growing Up Muslim in Europe and the United States

Growing Up Muslim in Europe and the United States

1st Edition

Medhi Bozorgmehr, Philip Kasinitz
August 02, 2018

This volume brings together scholarship from two different, and until now, largely separate literatures—the study of the children of immigrants and the study of Muslim minority communities—in order to explore the changing nature of ethnic identity, religious practice, and citizenship in the...

Secularism and Identity: Non-Islamiosity in the Iranian Diaspora

Secularism and Identity: Non-Islamiosity in the Iranian Diaspora

1st Edition

Reza Gholami
April 25, 2018

Within western political, media and academic discourses, Muslim communities are predominantly seen through the prism of their Islamic religiosities, yet there exist within diasporic communities unique and complex secularisms. Drawing on detailed interview and ethnographic material gathered in the...

Gender, Work and Migration: Agency in Gendered Labour Settings

Gender, Work and Migration: Agency in Gendered Labour Settings

1st Edition

Megha Amrith, Nina Sahraoui
March 28, 2018

While the feminisation of transnational migrant labour is now a firmly ingrained feature of the contemporary global economy, the specific experiences and understandings of labour in a range of gendered sectors of global and regional labour markets still require comparative and ethnographic...

Language, Labour and Migration

Language, Labour and Migration

1st Edition

Anne J. Kershen
May 16, 2017

Language, Labour and Migration explores two fundamental aspects of the migrant experience through a multi-disciplinary lens which combines the research of leading academics at the cutting edge of their fields. This latest volume from the centre for the Study of Migration brings together the work...

Gendering Migration: Masculinity, Femininity and Ethnicity in Post-War Britain

Gendering Migration: Masculinity, Femininity and Ethnicity in Post-War Britain

1st Edition

Wendy Webster, Louise Ryan
November 28, 2016

Gendering Migration demonstrates the significance of studying migration through the lens of gender and ethnicity and the contribution this perspective makes to migration histories. Through a consideration of the impact of migration on men and masculine identities as well as women and feminine...

Masculinity, Sexuality and Illegal Migration: Human Smuggling from Pakistan to Europe

Masculinity, Sexuality and Illegal Migration: Human Smuggling from Pakistan to Europe

1st Edition

Ali Nobil Ahmad
November 23, 2016

Masculinity, Sexuality and Illegal Migration makes use of extensive new empirical material to explore the phenomena of migration, human smuggling and illegal work, in order to develop a compelling account of international migration, linking it with irrational, risky economic behaviour and male...

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