Academic journal article Geography

Migration across Boundaries: Linking Research to Practice and Experience

Academic journal article Geography

Migration across Boundaries: Linking Research to Practice and Experience

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Migration Across Boundaries: Linking research to practice and experience Edited by Parvati Nair and Tendayi Bloom Farnham: Ashgate, 2015 205pp, 16x24cm, Hb: ?60.00, ISBN 978-1-4724-4049-5

Migration Across Boundaries is a specialist academic text that is focused largely on university level students and researchers (and to some extent activists). As the title suggests, one of the main strengths of the book is the way in which it draws together scholars from a diverse range of disciplinary backgrounds. This means that geographical perspectives are not always at the forefront: though this is not a criticism. The varied perspectives offered to the reader are refreshing and the book is full of interesting niches and nuance. Nevertheless, one does get left at the end of the book with an enduring sense of diversity and associated questions over what it actually is (other than migration) that ties the book together. The lack of a final concluding chapter adds to this uncertainty.

Were I to purchase this book, therefore, I would treat each chapter as an individual and approach from the perspective of not needing to read the book in its entirety, or in a linear manner, to profit from the many and varied insights. …

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