On behalf of the Refugee Council Archive here at the University of East London, we have recently received the following reference books to add to the collection:
The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies. Edited by Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyehm Gil Loescher, Katy Long, and Nando Sigona. Archive Reference: QU5 OXF.
Further details taken from the abstract available on the Oxford University Press website:
This authoritative Handbook critically evaluates the birth and development of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, and analyses the key contemporary and future challenges faced by academics and practitioners working with and for forcibly displaced populations around the world. The 52 state-of-the-art chapters, written by leading academics, practitioners, and policymakers working in universities, research centres, think tanks, NGOs and international organizations, provide a comprehensive and cutting-edge overview of the key intellectual, political, social and institutional challenges arising from mass displacement in the world today. The chapters vividly illustrate the vibrant and engaging debates that characterize this rapidly expanding field of research and practice.
Further details on the Handbook can also be found on the pages of the Refugee Studies Centre.
Child and Youth Migration : mobility-in-migration in an era of globalization. Edited by Angela Veale, University College Cork, Ireland and Giorgia Dona, University of East London, UK. Archive Reference: QU86.22 VEA.
Further details taken from the abstract available on the Palgrave website:
Migration across multiple borders is a defining feature of the time in which we live, and children are central to this contemporary migration phenomenon. A core aim of this volume is to contribute at an empirical level to knowledge about the intersection between children, migration, and mobilities by highlighting underresearched child and youth short-term and micro movements within major migration fluxes that occur in response to migration and global change. This collection positions this complex mobility-in-migration within individual, intergenerational, and collective migratory lifespan trajectories. Drawing together empirical research from around the globe, we see how in the lives of children and young people, migration and mobility intersect so that migration is not an end state but rather is one form of movement in lives characterized by multiple journeys, short, circular or seasonal migrations, and holiday and pleasure mobilities that are dynamic and often ongoing into the future.
The Battle of Britishness : migrant journeys, 1685 to the present by Tony Kushner. Archive Reference: QU60.574 KUS.
Further details taken from the abstract available on the Manchester University Press website:
This pioneering study of migrant journeys to Britain begins with Huguenot refugees in the 1680s and continues to asylum seekers and east European workers today. Analyzing the history and memory of migrant journeys, covering not only the response of politicians and the public but also literary and artistic representations, then and now, Kushner’s volume sheds new light on the nature and construction of Britishness from the early modern era onwards. It is an essential tool for those wanting to understand why people come to Britain (or are denied entry) and how migrants have been viewed by state and society alike.