Book Review of Migrant Crossings – in Humanity & Society

I want to share the review of Migrant Crossings. Deep appreciation to Dr. Ceron-Ananya at Leigh University. Some highlights of the review:

“Migrant Crossings offers an anti-racist, feminist, and decolonial analysis of the act of crossing borders, particularly concerning violence and human trafficking. In the current world, where the voices calling for higher walls and stricter policies against documented and undocumented migrants are on the rise, Migrant Crossings seeks to emphasize the colonial tropes that dominate most narratives about migration, even the good ones. The book uses multiple legal cases to demonstrate how gender, class, and racial dynamics profoundly informed the binary paradigms—that is, victim/ criminal, legal/illegal, and honorable/deviant—through which migration is understood in the United States and the West. The book invites the reader to develop new forms of seeing and witnessing the highly complex issues of migration and human trafficking” (pp. 237 – 238).

“Overall, the book draws from multiple theoretical traditions that will require scaffolding when assigning it to undergraduate students. The book, however, will be an appropriate reading for graduate courses on immigration, human rights, gender, women studies, global economy, ethnic studies, and criminology. For policymakers, it raises important considerations of how implicit theories and assumptions translate into discriminatory practices, even as we set out to liberate those we have identified as victims” (p. 239).

Ceron-Ananya, H. (2020). Book Review: Migrant Crossings: Witnessing Human Trafficking in the US, Humanity & Society, 44(2), 237 – 239.

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