Subject Area: Immigration and Refugee Studies

Adult English Language Learners and Self-assessment: A Qualitative Study
2014 0-7734-3523-9
This study explores the relationship between adult English-language learners’ assessment of their own language proficiency on the English Ability Questionnaire (EAQ) and their performance on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). It addresses aspects of developing the “autonomous” student and makes for the integration of self-directed learners who will be more aware of their strengths and weaknesses and how to address them

Americans in Canada. Migration and Settlement Since the 1840's
1991 0-88946-215-1
Brings the narrative of Americans in Canada up to the Census of 1981. Presents all relevant censal and immigration statistics within eight investigations into such matters as "how many came," "where did they go," and "what did they do," and a ninth exploration into the world of myth and impressions.

Arab Relations with Jewish Immigrants and Israel 1891-1991 the Hundred Years' Conflict
1992 0-7734-9461-8
A concise description of the Arab-Israeli conflict, followed by an analysis of the targets sought by the Arab parties to the conflict, of the ideologies to which the Arabs have been adhering, and the crisis of conflict due to ideological differences. This book differs from others on the subject in that it researches the conflict over its entire duration of one hundred years and seeks a single explanation for its major events.

Central American Refugee Issue in Brownsville, Texas. Seeking Understanding of Public Policy Formulation From Within a Community Setting
1993 0-7734-2240-4
This community-based inquiry sought to gain an enriched understanding of the process by which elements of a local context attempted to influence, via agenda setting, the formulation of public policy at the federal level. Data were gathered via the qualitative methods of document review, participant observation, and interviews. Local government officials, leaders of religious and refugee advocacy groups, Immigration and Naturalization personnel, and Central Americans were key data sources. To seek meaning in two complex conceptual domains (public policy formulation and refugee policy) the inquiry process and findings are reported in the "thick description" format of a linear-analytic case study.

Environment of Insecurity in Turkey and the Emigration of Turkish Kurds to Germany
2006 0-7734-5739-9
This excellent research, with particular focus on an understudied ethnic group, competently draws linkages between ethnic conflict, international migration, and individual strategies and networks. It triangulates quantitative survey data with narratives collected through in-depth interviews providing insights of Turkey’s Kurds migration experiences. Successfully applying a novel conceptual tool, ‘environment of insecurity,’ the book explains migration and ethnicity nexus in a multidimensional approach benefiting from a variety of models used in migration studies literature. Strongly erasing the borders between typologies of migrants, this study comes up with another conceptual novelty: ‘opportunity frameworks’ which can be applied to many other ethnic conflict involved migration regimes. Readers are attracted to the cunning combination of different types of data and methods: First, identifying a Kurdish place within Turkish international migratory regime; then revealing how migrants position themselves against the ethnic conflict, migration restrictions, socioeconomic and political deprivation in order to move from an absolute environment of insecurity to an environment of relative security. Analysis of Turkish Kurds international migration to Cologne comes with a succinct account of Kurdish ethnic rivalry in Turkey and a concise story of international migration from Turkey to Germany.

Ethnic Geography of Early Utica, New York Time, Space and Community
1999 0-7734-8046-3
This is the first study which examines how each of the early immigrant communities (German, Irish, Welsh, Polish, Italian) changed the geographical shape of the city. Group identity was so strong that even a century after the first peoples began to arrive, different neighborhoods, and even larger sections of the city, retained the imprint of the immigrants. It is also the story of adaptive strategies followed by each community in responding to economic and social constraints imposed upon it. The study is oriented to the spatial perspective of the urban-cultural geographer. The internal movement of the groups is traced and the rationale for the particular directions of movement is related to physical, economic and cultural factors.

Ethnography of Social Mobility: Immigrant Membership in the Seventh-Day Adventist Puerto Rican Ethnic Church
2008 0-7734-5252-4
This ethnographic work, presented in a post-modern style, reports on the crucial role played by Evangelical and Apocalyptic ideology in psychologically transforming the socio-economic well-being of members of a Puerto Rican Church community in Massachusetts. The study also examines the unique challenges faced by Puerto Ricans in comparison to other Latino groups.

Experience of Irish Migrants to Glasgow, Scotland, 1863-1891
2007 0-7734-5515-9
This book analyses how the Irish-born, and their offspring, in one nineteenth century British city came to define and understand their Irishness through political action. It proposes that the organisation and representation of Irishness in Glasgow (and, by extension, Scotland) eventually led to a secular, even radical, ‘fusion’ of loyalties, from the time of Daniel O’Connell onwards which allowed Protestants such as John Ferguson an entry into nationalist debate. Ferguson, despite the competing claims of the Catholic Church and the drink trade, not only successfully created a Home Rule movement in the 1870s but also, in the long term, crucially fused loyalty to organised labour with his representation of Irish political identity. Based on extensive research, this work aims to give the non-Scottish reader a fuller idea of the origins of the Glasgow Irish, emphasising the great importance of Ulster connections, and to contribute to the ongoing debate on the nature of Irish political identity in urban Britain and USA.

Finnish Immigrant Experience in North America, 1880-2000
2006 0-7734-5678-3
Over twenty years of research and publication of articles dealing with the Finnish ethnic group of North America is compiled here for the first time in a collection of ten chapters dealing with various topics of interest. The chapters include reprints of articles that have appeared in refereed scholarly journals as well as popular magazines in Finland, Canada and the United States. The topics range from the Finnish immigrants of Atlantic Canada and runaway sailors, to prairie farmers, commercial fishermen of Lake Superior, the Finland-Swedish ethnolinguistic minority of Canada, the Finns of Virginia and Central Appalachia, and the popularization of the Finnish sauna in the American hospitality industry. This work complements and adds to our growing knowledge and appreciation of ethnic groups within North America.

History of the Greeks in Kentucky - 1900-1950. The Early Pioneers of Louisville Volume 1
2001 0-7734-7423-4
This book is a contribution to the area of Modern Greek and ethnic studies in general. It is an original and important piece of research relating to the early twentieth century Greek experience in Kentucky, the South, and the United States as a whole. Only a very few ethnic publications have been published locally, mostly on the Germans and Jews. The south as a whole has been ignored in research due to the small number of immigrants, and their assumed total assimilation.

How Do the Partners of International Students Adapt and Contribute to Their Receiving Communities: A Sociological Study of a University Town
2015 0-7734-3511-5
The first study to examine the experiences of partners of international postgraduate students in the European context. A significant contribution to the current gap in literature on the subject aiding in our understanding of the trends involving international student migration from the point of view of those involved.

How Immigrant Christians Living in Mixed Cultures Interpret Their Religion
2012 0-7734-3919-6
This study is the first to examine the significance of diasporic hybridity for hermeneutics and the question of Christian identity among Asian American immigrants.

Hybrid Identity Construction of a Sufi Muslim and Arab Immigrant to the United States
2007 0-7734-5284-2
This study examines the relationship between language and culture in the case of a college instructor whose identity is a blend of three different backgrounds (Sufi Muslim, Arab, and American); each of which is unique in the way it informs other parts of the individual’s identity, as well as the informant’s worldviews. By analyzing and interpreting data gathered from lectures, town-hall meetings, and interviews with the informant, the author seeks to illustrate how an immigrant’s native language and culture influence the construction of his hybrid identity as he function in different social arenas.

Illness, Poverty, and Abuse of Migrants on the Thai-Burma Border: The Vulnerability of a Displaced People
2014 0-7734-3525-5
A fascinating narrative that brings the plight of minority ethnic groups from Burma to life and grounds the theoretical concepts of social determinants of health by individualizing the human dimension of these vulnerable populations and highlighting their personal situations as well as their coping skills.


Immigration and Settlement of Asian Indians in Phoenix, Arizona 1965-2011: Ethnic Pride Vs. Racial Discrimination in the Suburbs
2012 0-7734-2632-9
A sociological examination of the immigration patterns of Asian Indians to the suburbs Phoenix, Arizona from 1965 to the present. It explores their housing patterns, as well as methods of overcoming racial, ethnic, and class barriers to their acceptance as American citizens, while also trying to hold onto their native born heritage. There is a lengthy discussion of the sociology of space, human geography, community formation, and native customs being transformed or even lost.

Italian- American Immigrant Theatre of New York City 1746-1899 - Vol. 1, Book 11
2012 0-7734-2566-7
This book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the Italian immigrant theatre of New York City from 1746 to 1899. It is chronologically and geographically detailed, along with details about the actors and principals of that theatre. The author provides factual, personal and anecdotal stories about the principals of this theatre, such as Lorenzo Da Ponte, Adelina Patti, Guglielmo Ricciardi and Antonion Maiori. Through these details, the book explains why theatre was so important to the Italian immigrant population, suggesting that, for one thing, life among the immigrants was itself dramatic, if not theatrical. With its thoroughness and emphasis on the humanness of Italian immigrant society clearly conveyed, this book will be an important contribution to scholarship.

Italian- American Immigrant Theatre of New York City 1746-1899 - Vol. 1, Book 3
2012 0-7734-2650-7
This book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the Italian immigrant theatre of New York City from 1746 to 1899. It is chronologically and geographically detailed, along with details about the actors and principals of that theatre. The author provides factual, personal and anecdotal stories about the principals of this theatre, such as Lorenzo Da Ponte, Adelina Patti, Guglielmo Ricciardi and Antonion Maiori. Through these details, the book explains why theatre was so important to the Italian immigrant population, suggesting that, for one thing, life among the immigrants was itself dramatic, if not theatrical. With its thoroughness and emphasis on the humanness of Italian immigrant society clearly conveyed, this book will be an important contribution to scholarship.

Italian- American Immigrant Theatre of New York City 1746-1899 - Vol. 1, Book 4
2012 0-7734-2568-3
This book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the Italian immigrant theatre of New York City from 1746 to 1899. It is chronologically and geographically detailed, along with details about the actors and principals of that theatre. The author provides factual, personal and anecdotal stories about the principals of this theatre, such as Lorenzo Da Ponte, Adelina Patti, Guglielmo Ricciardi and Antonion Maiori. Through these details, the book explains why theatre was so important to the Italian immigrant population, suggesting that, for one thing, life among the immigrants was itself dramatic, if not theatrical. With its thoroughness and emphasis on the humanness of Italian immigrant society clearly conveyed, this book will be an important contribution to scholarship.

Italian- American Immigrant Theatre of New York City 1746-1899 - Vol. 1, Book 7
2012 0-7734-3947-1
This book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the Italian immigrant theatre of New York City from 1746 to 1899. It is chronologically and geographically detailed, along with details about the actors and principals of that theatre. The author provides factual, personal and anecdotal stories about the principals of this theatre, such as Lorenzo Da Ponte, Adelina Patti, Guglielmo Ricciardi and Antonion Maiori. Through these details, the book explains why theatre was so important to the Italian immigrant population, suggesting that, for one thing, life among the immigrants was itself dramatic, if not theatrical. With its thoroughness and emphasis on the humanness of Italian immigrant society clearly conveyed, this book will be an important contribution to scholarship.

Italian- American Immigrant Theatre of New York City 1746-1899- Vol. 2
2011 0-7734-3928-5
This book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the Italian immigrant theatre of New York City from 1746 to 1899. It is chronologically and geographically detailed, along with details about the actors and principals of that theatre. The author provides factual, personal and anecdotal stories about the principals of this theatre, such as Lorenzo Da Ponte, Adelina Patti, Guglielmo Ricciardi and Antonion Maiori. Through these details, the book explains why theatre was so important to the Italian immigrant population, suggesting that, for one thing, life among the immigrants was itself dramatic, if not theatrical. With its thoroughness and emphasis on the humanness of Italian immigrant society clearly conveyed, this book will be an important contribution to scholarship.

Italian- American Immigrant Theatre of New York City 1746-1899. Italian-American Society Takes Root - Vol. 8
2012 0-7734-2639-6
This book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the Italian immigrant theatre of New York City from 1746 to 1899. It is chronologically and geographically detailed, along with details about the actors and principals of that theatre. The author provides factual, personal and anecdotal stories about the principals of this theatre, such as Lorenzo Da Ponte, Adelina Patti, Guglielmo Ricciardi and Antonion Maiori. Through these details, the book explains why theatre was so important to the Italian immigrant population, suggesting that, for one thing, life among the immigrants was itself dramatic, if not theatrical. With its thoroughness and emphasis on the humanness of Italian immigrant society clearly conveyed, this book will be an important contribution to scholarship.

Italian- American Immigrant Theatre of New York City 1746-1899. Singers and Aerial Swingers, Actors and Comedians at Mid Century 1850-april 1853 - Vol. 6
2012 0-7734-3935-8
This book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the Italian immigrant theatre of New York City from 1746 to 1899. It is chronologically and geographically detailed, along with details about the actors and principals of that theatre. The author provides factual, personal and anecdotal stories about the principals of this theatre, such as Lorenzo Da Ponte, Adelina Patti, Guglielmo Ricciardi and Antonion Maiori. Through these details, the book explains why theatre was so important to the Italian immigrant population, suggesting that, for one thing, life among the immigrants was itself dramatic, if not theatrical. With its thoroughness and emphasis on the humanness of Italian immigrant society clearly conveyed, this book will be an important contribution to scholarship.

Italian- American Immigrant Theatre of New York City, 1746-1899 - Vol. 1, Book 12
2015 0-7734-4251-0


Italian- American Immigrant Theatre of New York City, 1746-1899. The Early Da Ponte Era 1808-1828 - Vol. 3
2011 0-7734-1554-8


Italian- American Immigrant Theatre of New York City, 1746-1899. The Era of Da Ponte 1829-1837 - Vol. 4
2011 0-7734-1529-7


Italian- American Immigrant Theatre of New York City, 1746-1899
Colonial Times 1746-1807 - Vol. 5
2011 0-7734-1510-6


Italian-American Immigrant Theatre of New York City - 1746-1899 - Vol. 1, Book 8
2014 0-7734-4304-5
The Italian musical emigration created an extra Italian community in New York in addition to the community of Italian political refugees and exiles. The Italian population of the city also consisted in part of the visiting transient entertainers in the fields of music, dance, circus and variety.


Italian-American Immigrant Theatre of New York City 1746-1899 - Vol. 1, Book 6
2012 0-7734-2541-1
This book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the Italian immigrant theatre of New York City from 1746 to 1899. It is chronologically and geographically detailed, along with details about the actors and principals of that theatre. The author provides factual, personal and anecdotal stories about the principals of this theatre, such as Lorenzo Da Ponte, Adelina Patti, Guglielmo Ricciardi and Antonion Maiori. Through these details, the book explains why theatre was so important to the Italian immigrant population, suggesting that, for one thing, life among the immigrants was itself dramatic, if not theatrical. With its thoroughness and emphasis on the humanness of Italian immigrant society clearly conveyed, this book will be an important contribution to scholarship.

Italian-American Immigrant Theatre of New York City 1746-1899 - Vol. 1, Book 9
2014 0-7734-0056-7
The Italian musical emigration created an extra Italian community in New York in addition to the community of Italian political refugees and exiles. New theatres and entertainment venues continued to open. The year 1870, on the eve of mass migration, reveals the Italian immigrant community has become more sizable, more visible, more entrenched. The Italian population of the city consisted in part of the visiting transient entertainers in the fields of music, dance, circus and variety many remained in New York permanently and the aging political refugees and exiles.



Italian-American Immigrant Theatre of New York City 1746-1899- Vol. 1, Book 1
2006 0-7734-5692-9
This book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the Italian immigrant theatre of New York City from 1746 to 1899. It is chronologically and geographically detailed, along with details about the actors and principals of that theatre. The author provides factual, personal and anecdotal stories about the principals of this theatre, such as Lorenzo Da Ponte, Adelina Patti, Guglielmo Ricciardi and Antonion Maiori. Through these details, the book explains why theatre was so important to the Italian immigrant population, suggesting that, for one thing, life among the immigrants was itself dramatic, if not theatrical. With its thoroughness and emphasis on the humanness of Italian immigrant society clearly conveyed, this book will be an important contribution to scholarship.

Italian-American Immigrant Theatre of New York City, 1746-1899. Alarm, Resistance, Disapproval 1872 - Vol. 1 Book 2
2015 1-4955-0401-8
The Italian musical emigration created an extra Italian community in New York in addition to the community of Italian political refugees and exiles. The Italian population of the city also consisted in part of the visiting transient entertainers in the fields of music, dance, circus and variety.


Italian-American Immigrant Theatre of New York City, 1746-1899. Early Opera and Vaudville 1838-1844 - Vol. 9
2011 0-7734-1588-2


Italian-American Immigrant Theatre of New York City, 1746-1899. Proliferation of Opera and Its Stars 1868 - Vol. 10
2013 0-7734-4359-2
As we progress through these volumes chronicling the Italians in New York theatre, each year’s compilation loom noticeably larger than the one before. The surge began dramatically after the Civil War and continued to expand, with more Italian visitors and residents participating in the theatrical life and business of the city.

Italians of Rochester, New York, Post-World War 2. Immigration, Prosperity, and Change
2013 0-7734-4326-6
A cogent and multi-generational recounting of the lives of major personalities and institutions that shaped the Italian American experience in Rochester, with attention to: World War II, entertainment, sports, music, educational institutions, politics, crime, marriage, and religion. The work focuses on how ethnic groups more or less successfully adapt to changing ecological circumstances.

Life History of an Ethiopian Refugee (1944-1991) Sojourn in the Fourth World
1991 0-7734-9625-4
A first-hand account of Taddele Teshale's life history and account of his flight from Ethiopia through the Sudan to Cairo, and eventually to the United States. Referring to the stateless and displaced people of the world as the "Fourth World" many aspects of refugee governance can be seen in the details of Taddele's interaction with the various sectors -- refugee bureaucracies, private voluntary asylums, and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, for example -- in the Sudan and Cairo.

Methods, Practices, and Strategies for Teaching Students From Refugee Backgrounds: The Case of Prince Edward Island (Canada)
2014 0-7734-4477-7
The challenges for educators in their work with refugee learners are numerous, yet the realistic and specific support needed to help them is often haphazard, if any exists at all. This book provides educators with an invaluable tool to help them improve the education and integration of refugee students into society.

Migration, Asylum, and Refugees in Turkey: Studies in the Control of Population at the Southeastern Borders of the Eu
2014 0-7734-0046-X
“Its scope, comprehensiveness and clarity make this book specifically useful for a wide range of readers including students, scholars, advocates and practitioners who want to learn Turkey’s asylum and migration system within both its legal and practical dimensions…The book is relevant in putting forth Turkey-EU partnership in migration control for consideration and hence in evaluating Turkey as an indispensable actor for the amelioration of the EU migration / asylum system.”
-Dr. Nuray Eksi,
Yeditepe University,Istanbul, Turkey




Representations of World War II Refugee Experiences in Memoirs, Fiction, and Film
2012 0-7734-2556-X
A collection of essays that newly examines the experiences of German refugees in World War II. Studies include the use of diverse media

Study of Immigration From Spain Into Venezuela, 1948-1998
2015 1-4955-0345-3
This fascinating and valuable multidisciplinary study is the first monograph, written in English, that highlights immigrant struggles in Venezuela. It examines the problems immigrants faced achieving integration in their host society; it identifies their cultural adaptation skills and brings a well-researched discussion of the complexities related to the development of nationalism and national identity under both dictatorship and democratic rule in Venezuela.


Sudanese Refugees in the United States: The Collateral Damage of Sudan’s Civil War
2008 0-7734-5088-2
This work examines the struggles of southern Sudanese refugees who defied great odds to secure better lives for themselves and their families in the United States. The book also looks at the role of the international community in accommodating these refugees.

Trade Union Sponsorship of Uk Labour Migration to the United States 1850s to 1880s
2015 1-4955-0363-1
A new and contemporary examination of the emigration schemes utilized by the UK Trade/Craft Unions of the late 19th century to supply and channel workers to the USA. This fresh analysis on the subject fills a gap in the existing literature that has not been visited in scholarship for over fifty years.


Transitions in Italian- American Immigrant Theatre- Transients to Residents - Vol. 7
2012 0-7734-2664-7
This book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the Italian immigrant theatre of New York City from 1746 to 1899. It is chronologically and geographically detailed, along with details about the actors and principals of that theatre. The author provides factual, personal and anecdotal stories about the principals of this theatre, such as Lorenzo Da Ponte, Adelina Patti, Guglielmo Ricciardi and Antonion Maiori. Through these details, the book explains why theatre was so important to the Italian immigrant population, suggesting that, for one thing, life among the immigrants was itself dramatic, if not theatrical. With its thoroughness and emphasis on the humanness of Italian immigrant society clearly conveyed, this book will be an important contribution to scholarship.

Vanzetti's Fish Cart
1991 0-7734-0004-4