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Porous Borders, Invisible Boundaries? Ethnographic Perspectives on the Vicissitudes of Contemporary Migration

Jayne Howell, Deborah A. Altamirano, Faedah M. Totah, Fethi Keles

American Anthropological Association, January 2018


This volume explores, from an anthropological perspective, the complexities of borders and migration: the difficulties of crossing a militarized geographic boundary, engaging in the process of moving across a social barrier delineated by linguistic, religious, cultural or political differences, or aiding migrants’ survival through the arrival, resettlement and assimilation process.

The authors of the 22 carefully written, sensitive essays included here provide invaluable insights into the legal, social and moral dimensions of migration.

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