Living on the Margins: Undocumented Migrants in a Global City

Living on the Margins: Undocumented Migrants in a Global City

Liza Schuster of the University of London reviews Living on the Margins: Undocumented Migrants in a Global City by Alice Bloch and Sonia McKay. Focusing on London-based migrants and their employers, Bloch and McKay expose the contradictions in policy and interactions among class, immigration hierarchies, and gender that operate within the ethnic enclave economy, marginalizing and criminalizing these migrants while promoting exploitative labor markets. But the authors also offer hope, revealing how migrants can be active agents in shaping their lives within the constraints of their undocumented status. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this book places migrant research in a global context, providing theoretical, policy, and empirical analyses that travel across borders.

Read the book review at https://doi.org/10.1177/0197918318818518

Publication Part Of International Migration Review
Author Names

Book by Alice Bloch and Sonia McKay
Review by Liza Schuster

Journal International Migration Review
Date of Publication Winter 2019
Pages 1259-1261
DOI 10.1177/0197918318818518
Volume 53
Issue Number 4