The Immigrant Other: Lived Experiences in a Transnational World by Rich FurmanThe Immigrant Other: Lived Experiences in a Transnational World by Rich Furman

The Immigrant Other: Lived Experiences in a Transnational World

EditorRich Furman, Greg Lamphear, Douglas Epps

Paperback | March 1, 2016

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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.

Rich Furman is professor of social work at the University of Washington, Tacoma. His books include Sex Crimes: Transnational Problems and Global Perspectives; Transnational Social Work Practice; and Social Work Practice with Men at Risk.Greg Lamphear is a writer and editor based in Asia. He is the coauthor of Writing and Publishing in...
Title:The Immigrant Other: Lived Experiences in a Transnational WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pagesPublished:March 1, 2016Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231171811

ISBN - 13:9780231171816

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Multiple Truths and Privileged Collaborations in a Transnational World, by Rich Furman, Greg Lamphear, Doug Epps, and Iman Ujaama2. National Insecurities: The Apprehension of Criminal and Fugitive Aliens, by Tanya Golash-Boza3. Unexpected Asylums, Tenuous Futures: Held in Abeyance at a State Psychiatric Institute, by Nora J. Kenworthy4. Criminalization of Transgender Immigrants: The Case of Scarlett, by Nadine Nakamura and Alejandro Morales5. Criminalization of Muslim American Men in the United States, by Saher Selod6. Immigrants Organize Against Everyday Life Victimization, by Kathleen Staudt and Josiah Heyman7. Undocumented Latino Migrant Day Laborers in the San Francisco Bay Area: Psychosocial, Economic, and Political Consequences, by Kurt C. Organista, Lobsang Marcia, Carlos Martinez, Miguel Acalá, and Jose Ramirez8. "It's Like You Are a Criminal": Asylum Seekers and Immigrant Detention, by Connie Oxford9. Hybrid Governance and the Criminalization of Somali Refugees Seeking Social Services in a Midwestern Town, by Cynthia Howson and Ashley Damp10. Filipina Lives: Transnationalism, Migrant Labor, and Experiences of Criminalization in the United States, by Valerie Francisco, Geleen Abenoja, and Angelica Lim11. The Criminalization of Brazilian Immigrants, by Kara Cebulko and Heloísa Maria Galvão12. Living with Drug Lords and Mules in New York: Contrasting Colombian Criminality and Transnational Belonging, by Ariana Ochoa Camacho13. Mexico's Transmigrants: Between Los Zetas and the Iron Fist of the State, by Sonja Wolf14. Stigmatized, Segregated, Essential: The Position of Immigrant Live-In Care Workers Vis-à-Vis Formal Social Work Provision in Italy, by Paolo Boccagni15. Immigrants' Experiences with Law Enforcement Authorities in Spain Maria Aysa-Lastra16. Creating Criminals: Australia's Response to Asylum Seekers and Refugees, by Linda Briskman and Lucy Fiske17. Longing to Belong: Undocumented Youth, Institutional Invisibility, and Ambivalent Belonging in Canada, by Francesca Meloni18. Migrants and Justice in Qatar: Time, Mobility, Language, and Ethnography, by Andrew Gardner, Silvia Pessoa, and Laura Harkness19. Resistance to the Criminalization of Migration: Migrant Protest in Greece, by Georgios Karyotis and Dimitris SkleparisIndex

Editorial Reviews

Structural violence, write the editors of this volume, is endemic within various systems that interact with immigrants. This richly textured collection examines the policies and practices that effect and uphold that problematization and marginalization as a condition of being for the 'alien.' Compelling narratives situated at multiple points of contact across the globe give voice to the often unheard: those subjected to that violence and those who endeavor to challenge that violence as a given.