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Migration and Immigration

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The Privatization of Immigration Detention

Actors, Practices, and Effects

This timely book explores the widespread involvement of private companies in UK detention and removal policies. Based on original empirical data, the author pulls back the curtain on the day-to-day practices of the Home Office and private service providers, offering critical insights about the inner workings and failings of their processes.

Critical Research and Creative Practice with Migrant and Refugee Communities

Towards interventions based on practice research and community voices

Drawing on the voices and experiences of refugees, activists and professional practitioners, this collection illustrates the complexities of migration with real world case studies, and the possibilities of innovative therapeutic interventions.

Intimacy as a Lens on Work and Migration

Experiences of Ethnic Performers in Southwest China

This book explores the experiences of ethnic performers' in a small Chinese city. Introducing the concept of ‘intimacy as a lens’, the author examines intimate negotiations involving emotions, sense of self and relationships as a way of understanding wider social inequalities.

Developing a Critical Pedagogy of Migration Studies

Ethics, Politics, and Practice in the Classroom

Complete with pedagogical features that provide space for reflection and discussion, this book invites readers to examine their own relationships with migration, ethics, politics and power, encouraging teachers, students and practitioners to think critically about their position in relation to the knowledge they both bring and gain.

The Digital Transformation of the European Border Regime

The Powers and Perils of Imagining Future Borders

This book offers an in-depth investigation into the digitizsation processes of Europe’s border regime.

With a focus on the European Union agency eu-LISA, one of the most significant actors in the digital border regime, it shows how sociotechnical imaginations drives the future of borders and European governance of mobility.

The Shape of Belonging for Unaccompanied Young Migrants

Drawing on interviews and the Deleuzo-Guattarian concepts of assemblage, this book provides an empirical and theoretical examination of the belonging of unaccompanied young migrants seeking protection in the UK, shedding light on the complex and paradoxical nature of belonging under precarious conditions.

Modern Slavery in Global Context

Human Rights, Law and Society

This collection brings together academics from a range of disciplines to examine modern slavery. Providing a platform to critique the legal, ideological and political responses to the issue, experts interrogate the construct of modern slavery and the anti-trafficking discourse which have dominated contemporary responses to exploitation.

Low-Paid EU Migrant Workers

The House, The Street, The Town

This unique research paints a vivid picture of migrant workers' experiences during the turbulent times of Brexit and COVID-19. Based on longitudinal research, it explores their legal struggles around employment, housing, welfare and health and sheds much-needed light on the crucial role of NGOs helping migrants navigate them.

Racial Justice and the Limits of Law

This book examines law’s troubled relationship with racial justice. Both a lawyer’s guide to anti-racism and an anti-racist’s guide to legal action, it unites these perspectives to help both groups understand how to use the law to tackle racial injustices.

Smuggling and Trafficking of Migrants in Southern Europe

Criminal Actors, Dynamics and Migration Policies

This book focuses on migrant smuggling and trafficking in Italy, Spain and Greece, tackling key issues such as the role of criminals and the economic factors that expose migrants to exploitation upon arrival.

Migration, Crisis and Temporality at the Zimbabwe–South Africa Border

Governing Immobilities

This insightful book explores the governance of immobilities and temporality in African migration. It shares lessons from the experiences of Zimbabwean migrants fleeing economic crisis to the South African town of Musina and asks what the work of state and non-state actors there tell us about the management of immobile people and places.

Peer Relationships at School

New Perspectives on Migration and Diversity

Drawing on research from two UK schools, this book reveals how migration, language, ethnicity, religion and precarity shape youth relationships. Using Buber's model, it analyses 'I-It' and 'I-Thou' interactions, showcasing their power to reshape differences. It offers a pragmatic and hopeful view of the dynamics of diversity in everyday life.