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American by PaperHow Documents Matter in Immigrant Literacy

American by Paper: How Documents Matter in Immigrant Literacy

Kate Vieira

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816697519
eISBN:
9781452954226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697519.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

American by Paper is a book about the consequences of papers—visas, green cards, and passports—for immigrant literacy. For immigrants, papers can mean the difference between family reunification and ... More

Elusive JannahThe Somali Diaspora and a Borderless Muslim Identity

Elusive Jannah: The Somali Diaspora and a Borderless Muslim Identity

Cawo M. Abdi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816697380
eISBN:
9781452952376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697380.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

The focus of this book is the factors—local and global, factual and fictional, political and historical—that shape Somali migration experiences in consequential ways. Comparing Somali settlement in ... More

Migrants for ExportHow the Philippine State Brokers Labor to the World

Migrants for Export: How the Philippine State Brokers Labor to the World

Robyn Magalit Rodriguez

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665273
eISBN:
9781452946481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665273.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Migrant workers from the Philippines are ubiquitous to global capitalism, with nearly 10 percent of the population employed in almost two hundred countries. In a visit to the United States in 2003, ... More

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