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  • From Exile to Edenby Jadwiga Szelazek Morrison

    Red Wheel Weiser 2012; US$ 16.99

    Combining history and hardship, battles and betrayal, miraculous escapes and death-defying encounters, From Exile to Eden chronicles one family?s journey from deportation in Siberia to safety and freedom in America. On February 10, 1940, the Szelazek family was deported as prisoners of war from Poland to a Soviet labor camp in Siberia, beginning... more...

  • Spanish Seaborne Empireby John Horace Parry

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 24.99

    The Spanish empire in America was the first of the great seaborne empires of western Europe; it was for long the richest and the most formidable, the focus of envy, fear, and hatred. Its haphazard beginning dates from 1492; it was to last more than three hundred years before breaking up in the early nineteenth century in civil wars between rival generals... more...

  • On the Crofter's Trailby David Craig

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 10.14

    In the Clearances of the 19th century, crofts - once the mainstay of Highland life in Scotland - were swept away as the land was put over to sheep grazing. Many of the people of the Highlands and islands of Scotland were forced from their homes by landowners in the Clearances. Some fled to Nova Scotia and beyond. David Craig sets out to discover how... more...

  • Schieflagen im Bildungssystemby Georg Auernheimer

    Springer 2013; US$ 29.99

    PISA-Studien haben unübersehbar verdeutlicht, wie selektiv das deutsche Bildungssystem ist und wie stark es soziale Ungleichheit reproduziert. Kinder mit schlechten Startbedingungen, insbesondere Migrantenkinder, werden nicht ausreichend gefördert, wie der Leistungsstand von 15-Jährigen zeigt. Die 'Schieflagen im Bildungssystem',... more...

  • Environmental Change and its Implications for Population Migrationby Jon D. Unruh; Maarten Krol; N. Kliot

    Springer 2008; US$ 199.00

    Environmental change in general, and climatic change in particular, are likely to impact significantly upon resources such as water and soils, transforming present day landscapes and their ecological characteristics. As a consequence, disruptions of socio-economic activities in sensitive regions of the globe can be expected in coming decades. Agriculture... more...

  • Compassionate Bastardby Peter Mitchell

    Penguin Group Australia 2011; Not Available

    Politicians outdo each other with tough measures to deal with asylum seekers and illegal immigrants.  But someone has to look people in the eye and do the questioning, the arresting, the detaining and the deporting.  For a time, that someone was Peter Mitchell. Hoping for a quiet public-service job, Mitchell walked into the Department of Immigration... more...

  • Contemporary Issues in Refugee Lawby Satvinder Singh Juss; Colin Harvey

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    Refugee law is going through momentous times, as dictatorships tumble, revolutions simmer, and the 'Arab Awakening' gives way to the spread of terror from Syria to the Sahel in Africa. This compilation of topical chapters, by some of the leading scholars in the field, cover major themes of rights, security, the UNHCR, international humanitarianism,... more...

  • Leaving Indiaby Minal Hajratwala

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 14.99

    An inspiring personal saga that explores the collisions of choice and history that led one unforgettable family to become immigrants In this groundbreaking work,Minal Hajratwala mixes history,memoir, and reportage to explore the questions facing not only her own Indian family but that of every immigrant:Where did we come from?Why did we leave? What... more...

  • Boundless Worldsby Peter Wynn Kirby

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 27.95

    Where lived experience of surroundings is shifting, visceral, and immersive, interpretation of social spaces tends to be static and remote. "Space" and "place" are also often analyzed without grappling much (if at all) with the social, political, and historical roots of spatial practice. This volume embarks upon the novel strategy of focusing on... more...

  • Years of Conflictby Jason Hart

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 34.95

    Recent years have witnessed a significant growth of interest in the consequences of political violence and displacement for the young. However, when speaking of "children" commentators have often taken the situation of those in early and middle childhood as representative of all young people under eighteen years of age. As a consequence, the specific... more...