Book Reviews

Book Reviews

Stefan Vogler of Northwestern University reviews Gendered Asylum: Race and Violence in U.S. Law and Politics, by Sara L. McKinnon. Professor  McKinnon exposes racialized rhetorics of violence in politics and charts the development of gender as a category in American asylum law. Starting...

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Mario Bruzzone of University of Wisconsin-Madison reviews No Borders: The Politics of Immigration Control and Resistance, by Natasha King. Dr. King draws on extensive research in Greece and Calais, as well as a decade campaigning for migrant rights, exploring the different forms of...

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Valentina Mazzucato of Maastricht University reviews Mothers on the Move: Reproducing Belonging between Africa and Europe, by Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg. Professor Feldman-Savelsberg takes readers back and forth between Cameroon and Germany to explore how migrant mothers—through the careful and at times difficult...

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Zachary M. Adamz of University of Texas at Austin reviews Burnt by the Sun, by Jon K. Chang. Dr. Jon K. Chang’s examines the history of the first Korean diaspora in a Western society during the highly tense geopolitical atmosphere of the Soviet Union...

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J. Dwight Hines of Point Park University reviews The Last Best Place? by Leah Schmalzbaue. Professor Schmalzbaue explores the multiple racial and class-related barriers that Mexican migrants must negotiate in the unique context of Montana’s rural gentrification. These daily life struggles and inter-group power...

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Luciano Baracco of Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus reviews Borderlands: Towards an Anthropology of the Cosmopolitan Condition, by Michel Agier.  Anthropologist Michel Agier’s book examines the character of the borderlands that emerge on the margins of nation-states. Drawing on his ethnographic fieldwork, he...

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Bridget Holtom of the University of Glasgow reviews Enduring Uncertainty: Deportation, Punishment and Everyday Life, by Ines Hasselberg. Dr. Hasselberg focuses on the lived experience of immigration policy and processes, and provides insights into the deportation process as it is felt...

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