The Immigrant Other: Lived Experiences in a Transnational World

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The Immigrant Other: Lived Experiences in a Transnational World

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The immigrants profiled in The Immigrant Other shed light on a system designed to dehumanize and disenfranchise them, and they describe the difficulty of finding shelter in an increasingly globalized and unsympathetic world. They include Muslims facing discrimination from both the "War on Terror" and the "War on Immigration," Latino day laborers, Filipino immigrants supporting themselves and their families back home, and Brazilian parents terrified of being separated from their naturalized children. Immigrants living in Spain, Australia, Greece, and Qatar are also represented, showcasing the similarities and differences in the treatment of immigrants worldwide. Each chapter in this anthology pairs a description of specific state, national, and transnational immigration laws and regulations with the testimony of individuals struggling to find legitimacy and sanctuary among them.

Publication Date

2016

Publisher

Columbia University Press

City

New York, NY

ISBN

978-0231171809

The Immigrant Other: Lived Experiences in a Transnational World

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