Dear Colleague,

The United Nations' (UN) World Refugee Day is observed on June 20th each year. This day commemorates the strength and resilience of the more than 50 million people around the world forced to flee their homes due to war or human rights abuses.

In marking this year's observance, Berghahn is pleased to feature a selection of books of related interest, and offer a 25% discount on all  Refugee and Migration Studies titles for the next 30 days. At checkout, simply enter the code REF17.

We are in particular delighted to showcase a number of titles from the Forced Migration Series published in partnership with our colleagues from the Refugee Studies Centre in  Oxford, UK.    
with best wishes
Berghahn Books 
 

 

FORCED MIGRATION SERIES 
Forthcoming: Volume 36
 
  
THE MYTH OF SELF-RELIANCE
Economic Lives Inside a Liberian Refugee Camp
Naohiko Omata

" Excellent in every respect... The work fills a major gap in the refugee studies literature, as there has been no previous book-length account of this particular refugee population or the topic under review (how refugees cope in the absence of humanitarian assistance). Unlike some anthropological accounts of refugee situations, the study is a delight to read, bereft of unnecessary theory and maintains a consistent focus on the refugees themselves."  · Jeff Crisp , Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford
 
 
Volume 35
 
  
MIGRATION BY BOAT
Discourses of Trauma, Exclusion and Survival
Edited by Lynda Mannik

" This book is highly original in its emphasis on representations of enforced sea journeys and their memorialisations. Many, including myself, would like it on their shelf for teaching and reference." · Michael Pugh , University of Bradford
 
 
Volume 34
 

 

  
MAKING UBUMWE
Power, State and Camps in Rwanda's Unity Building Project
Andrea Purdeková

"Against the backdrop of Rwanda's complex post-genocide setting, Purdeková explores the unity-building attempts through which a 'New Rwanda' is being created. The visions and dominant ideology that underpin the national project, along with the strategies being deployed to achieve it, are addressed with rich detail and precision. This ethnographic study also offers a fine account of daily politics as lived by Kigali residents."   ·  Johan Pottier, SOAS, University of London
 

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Volume 33
 

 

  
THE AGENDAS OF TIBETAN REFUGEES
Survival Strategies of a Government-in-Exile in a World of Transnational Organisations
Thomas Kauffmann

"Kauffmann has made an important contribution to scholarship on the transnational sphere of international development as it concerns Tibetans. This book, which aims to give readers the Tibetan perspective on the phenomenon, is an essential update to previous works on the subject."
  ·  Julia Hess, University of New Mexico

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Volume 32
 

 

  
THE MIGRATION-DISPLACEMENT NEXUS
Patters, Processes and Policies
Edited by Khalid Koser and Susan Martin

" This volume clearly and persuasively pursues an original analytical concept through a number of well documented case studies."   ·  Jonathan Klaaren, Acting Head of the School of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
 

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Volume 31
 

 

  
ZIMBABWE'S NEW DIASPORA
Displacement and the Cultural Politics of Survival
Edited by JoAnn McGregor and Ranka Primorac

" The ambiguity in [this] text is a breath of fresh air and the harbinger of something new in a world seemingly dominated by the imperatives of nation, 'race', 'ethnicity', and heteronormativity."   ·  JRAI
 

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Volume 30
 

 

  
POLITICS OF INNOCENCE 
Hutu Identity, Conflict and Camp Life 
Simon Turner

" Turner's ethnography of camp dynamics offers a detailed analysis of the tension between humanitarian constructions of refugees and refugees' own subjectivities. Through the analysis of the politics of innocence, Turner helps to elucidate a familiar debate, and to articulate the dilemmas related to the transformation of identities in exile"   ·  Journal of Refugee Studies
 

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Volume 29

 

 
DETERRITORIALIZED YOUTH
Sahrawi and Afghan Refugees at the Margins of the Middle East
Edited by Dawn Chatty
 
"... a valuable, innovative contribution to the anthropological study of refugee youth, as it focuses on refugee populations on  hich relatively little research has been done so far... [and offers] a sound methodological approach and rich qualitative data."  ·   Cordula Strocka , Free University Berlin

 

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Volume 28

 

 
THE EARLY MORNING PHONECALL
Somali Refugees' Remittances 
Anna Lindley 
 
" In a nutshell, [this book] is a timely and productive intervention in the debates on migration, remittance refugees and development. The ethnographic narrative is rich... and provides an excellent counterpoint to the general understandings of the role of remittance in development."   ·  Review of African Political Economy

 

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RELATED TITLES   
 Forthcoming
 
 
CHILDREN OF THE CAMP
The Lives of Somali Youth Raised in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya
Catherine-Lune Grayson

Chronic violence has characterized Somalia for over two decades, forcing nearly two million people to flee. A significant number have settled in camps in neighboring countries, where children were born and raised. Based on in-depth fieldwork, this book explores the experience of Somalis who grew up in Kakuma refugee camp, in Kenya, and are now young adults. This original study carefully considers how young people perceive their living environment and how growing up in exile structures their view of the past and their country of origin, and the future and its possibilities.

 
 Forthcoming in Paperback
 
 
CAPRICIOUS BORDERS
Minority, Population, and Counter-Conduct Between Greece and Turkey
Olga Demetriou

"The theoretical potential unlocked by focusing on mundane, everyday counter-conduct is what makes Demetriou's book relevant not only for scholars interested in Muslim minorities in Greece or the Balkans more generally but also anyone dealing with notions of community and how these are made, unmade, and remade in the interaction of political power and people's lives." · Insight Turkey

 
 
 
 
ENDURING UNCERTAINTY
Deportation, Punishment and Everyday Life
Ines Hasselberg
Volume 17, Dislocations

2017 PROSE AWARD FOR ANTHROPOLOGY

OA-ISBN: 978-1-78533-372-9 
This title is available  Open Access under a  Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License and published in partnership with  Knowledge Unlatched.

" An impressively informative and exceptionally presented study that includes a ten page bibliography of References and an eighty-five page Index, "Enduring Uncertainty" is a compelling work of original scholarship that is very highly recommended for academic library Contemporary Social Issues reference collections in general, and Deportation Policy supplemental studies reading lists in particular."  · Midwest Book Review

 
 

 

 

BEING HUMAN, BEING MIGRANT

Senses of Self and Well-Being

Edited by Anne Sigfrid Grønseth 

Epilogue by Nigel Rapport

Volume 23, EASA Series   

 

"It is refreshing to find a volume that both shows commitment to ethnographic detail and aspires to lift consideration to a broader level, reaching back to the nihil humani a me alienum putoperspective, but with new and nuanced narratives to give that perspective a special appeal." ·  Pamela Stewart and Andrew Strathern, University of Pittsburgh  

 

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MIGRATION, SETTLEMENT AND BELONGING IN EUROPE, 1500-1930s
Comparative Perspectives
Edited by Steven King and Anne Winter

"... a valuable and engaging contribution to historical debates about labor, poverty, relief, and belonging...[The papers] are written by leaders in their fields...and pulled together [by the editors] in an elegant and convincing treatment of the case for such a geographical spread ."  ·   Alannah Tomkins , University of Keele

 
 
 

 

 
PLACES OF PAIN
Forced Displacement, Popular Memory and Trans-local Identities in Bosnian War-torn Communities
Hariz Halilovich
Volume 10, Space and Place Series

"Halilovich's book ... powerfully highlights the translocal as the most critical aspect of the diasporic love, care, loyalty, and community. Furthermore, the author's personal investment, respect, attention, and engagement with "his" people and places are truly admirable. The book should be of great interest to scholars interested in the studies of displacement, memory, and identity projects in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina and beyond."  ·  American Ethnologist

 

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REFUGEES FROM NAZI GERMANY AND THE LIBERAL EUROPEAN STATES
Edited by Frank Caestecker and Bob Moore

"The noteworthy strengths of this work are its transnational and comparative perspective and its nuanced analysis of the disparate practices of refugee policy below the level of discourse and official decision-making. [It] provides a thoughtfully critical examination of the controls used by officials in western Europe to manage the migration from the Third Reich and to withstand the pressures on their frontiers during the refugee crisis of 1938/39."   ·  German History

 

 

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DISPLACEMENT BEYOND CONFLICT

Challenges for the 21st Century

Christopher McDowell and Gareth Morrell 

Foreword by Kate Halff, Head of Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre [IDMC]  

 

There is growing political concern about the increasing numbers of people displaced both within the borders of their countries and internationally. This volume explores the interrelated drivers of contemporary global displacement with a particular focus on low-level conflict, climatic and environmental change and infrastructure development. The authors examine the governance of global displacement assessing the protection needs and responses of national governments and the international community. It further considers options for improving the humanitarian and political management of this growing problem. 

 

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ADVANCING REFUGEE PROTECTION IN SOUTH AFRICA 
Edited by Jeff Handmaker Lee Anne de la Hunt and Jonathan Klaaren 
Volume 2, Human Rights in Context 
 
" The book is a well-researched and balanced discussion of South Africa's attempt to address its refugee problems. All the contributors are either legal experts, general scholars or experts with extensive experience on human rights and refugee issues."   ·  African and Asian Studies
 
  
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Publishing peer-reviewed articles by international scholars, Conflict and Society expands the field of conflict studies by using ethnographic inquiry to establish new fields of research and interdisciplinary collaboration. An opening special section presents general articles devoted to a topic or region followed by a section featuring conceptual debates on key problems in the study of organized violence. 
 
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