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Emigration & Immigration

  • They Are All My Familyby John P. Riordan; Monique Brinson Demery

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 25.99

    In the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War in April 1975, as Americans fled and their Vietnamese allies and employees prepared for the worst, John Riordan, a young banker, the assistant manager of Citibank's Saigon branch succeeded in rescuing 106 Vietnamese. They were his 33 Vietnamese staff members and their families. Unable to secure exit papers... more...

  • V/Erkennungsdienste, das Kino und die Perspektive der Migrationby Nanna Heidenreich

    transcript Verlag 2015; US$ 38.00

    Nanna Heidenreich sets the history-making power of film and the art of migration against the apparent ahistoricity with which migration in Germany is addressed. She illustrates how the juridical category of »foreigner« is indeed as stubborn as it is socially misunderstood, yet how the cinema enacts not just the recognition (and failed recognition)... more...

  • Diasporas and Homeland Conflictsby Bahar Baser

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    As violent conflicts become increasingly intra-state rather than inter-state, international migration has rendered them increasingly transnational, as protagonists from each side find themselves in new countries of residence. In spite of leaving their homeland, the grievances and grudges that existed between them are not forgotten and can be passed... more...

  • Preventing Human Traffickingby Robert W. Spires

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    This book explores human trafficking, examining the work of grass-roots, non-profit organizations who educate and rehabilitate human trafficking victims and at-risk youth. Through interviews with staff and children, the author compares the work of two NGOs on-the-ground in Thailand with the work of similar organizations overseas, shedding light on... more...

  • Suspect Familiesby Torsten Heinemann; Ilpo Helén; Thomas Lemke; Ursula Naue; Martin G. Weiss

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Suspect Families is the first book to investigate the social, political, and ethical implications of parental testing for family reunification in immigration cases. Drawing on policy documents, legal frameworks, case study material and interviews with representatives of governmental and non-governmental organisation and immigration authorities, immigration... more...

  • What Have the Immigrants Ever Done For Us?by Kelvin MacKenzie; Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 8.75

    Right now, immigration is a central point of discussion in both political debate and cultural discourse. With the growth of right-wing parties in Britain, it seems that animosity towards outsiders is increasing every day – after all, immigrants come to our country, steal our jobs and exploit our public services, but what do they give us in return?... more...

  • School Choice, Ethnic Divisions, and Symbolic Boundariesby Stefan Lund

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book enriches empirical and theoretical understandings of how school choice and school segregation are generated by the construction and negotiation of ethnic divisions by placing emphasis on feelings of belonging and we-ness as important structuring forces that guide and restrict students' school choices. more...

  • White Backlashby Marisa Abrajano; Zoltan L. Hajnal

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    White Backlash provides an authoritative assessment of how immigration is reshaping the politics of the nation. Using an array of data and analysis, Marisa Abrajano and Zoltan Hajnal show that fears about immigration fundamentally influence white Americans? core political identities, policy preferences, and electoral choices, and that these concerns... more...

  • Skills of the "Unskilled"by Jacqueline Hagan

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Most labor and migration studies classify migrants with limited formal education or credentials as "unskilled." Despite the value of migrants' work experiences and the substantial technical and interpersonal skills developed throughout their lives, the labor-market contributions of these migrants are often overlooked and their mobility pathways poorly... more...

  • The Changing Face of the Heartlandby Jennifer Bradley

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 2.99

    As baby boomers retire over the coming decades, one of the big questions facing the American economy is whether the younger, more diverse generation will be prepared to fill the demands of the workforce. In the next Brookings Essay, Jennifer Bradley, founding director of the new Aspen Institute Center on Urban Innovation and a former Brookings fellow,... more...