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University of Kentucky Faculty Publications on Migration: Books

In celebration of the College of Arts and Sciences' Year of Migration, this guide features University of Kentucky faculty publications on migration and related topics.

Monographs Published between 2013 and July 2018

Peruvian Lives across Borders

"In Peruvian Lives across Borders, M. Cristina Alcalde examines the evolution of belonging and the making of home among middle- and upper-class Peruvians in Peru, the United States, Canada, and Germany.

Alcalde draws on interviews, surveys, participant observation, and textual analysis to argue that to belong is to exclude. To that end, transnational Peruvians engage in both subtle and direct policing along the borders of belonging. These acts allow them to claim and maintain the social status they enjoyed in their homeland even as they profess their openness and tolerance. Alcalde details these processes and their origins in Peru's gender, racial, and class hierarchies. As she shows, the idea of return—whether desired or rejected, imagined or physical—spurs constructions of Peruvianness, belonging, and home."  (Description from University of Illinois Press)

Peruvian Lives across Borders is available at the William T. Young Library, call number: JV7511 .A33 2018See if the book is checked out.

Dr. M. Cristina Alcalde is an associate professor of gender and women's studies at the University of Kentucky.

"Joaquín Balaguer, Memory, and Diaspora draws on the growing interest in the legacies of authoritarianism and state violence and its interplay with migration and memory. Ana S. Q. Liberato discusses the relationship between memory and government pedagogy—or the meanings constructed and disseminated by Joaquín Balaguer in political ads and public speeches and through public policy and autobiographical work. Liberato argues that there is a revival of memory in the Dominican Republic today, including pro-Balaguer memorialization efforts, and that Balaguer’s political pedagogy had an effect on public memory. The influence of his political pedagogy on memory transpires in memorializations which reproduce notions of Balaguer's political and moral exceptionalism. This book shows that Balaguer’s authoritarian pedagogy has been consumed, anchored, and shared among different Dominican publics, in the island and overseas, through the prism he created. Liberato also reveals Balaguer as a contested political character who provokes particular emotions and well-defined experiences and notions of the past. She demonstrates how his legacy was legitimized and contested by comparing him to caudillos José Francisco Peña Gómez and Juan Bosch, as well as through instances when he is praised or questioned for being an American protégée."  (Description from Rowman & Littlefield)

Joaquín Balaguer, Memory, and Diaspora is available at the William T. Young Library, call number: F1938.58.B34 L53 2013  See if the book is checked out.

Dr. Ana S. Q. Liberato is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Kentucky. 

Migration "argues that in the context of migration, two opposing ‘spatial positions’ have emerged in the wake of the critique of ‘methodological nationalism’. On one hand is the significance of ‘transnationalism’, and on the other, the importance of ‘sub-national’ or local processes. Both require more nuance and integration, while many of the concepts and theories which have thus far neglected space or have not been ‘treated’ spatially, need to be re-written with space in mind. Pedagogically the text combines a carefully defined structure, accessible language, boxes that explore case studies of migrant-related experiences in particular places, annotated suggestions for further reading, useful websites and relevant films and summary questions for student learning at the end of each chapter."  (Description from Routledge)

Migration is available at the William T. Young Library, call number: JV6091 .S36 2017.  See if the book is checked out.

Dr. Michael Samers is a professor of economic and urban geography at the University of Kentucky. 

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Edited Volumes Published between 2013 and July 2018

Migrants and Refugees

Migrants and Refugees "provides the reader with promising policies and practices that promote social justice and educational opportunity for the many displaced populations (migrants, asylum-seekers, refugees, and immigrants) around the globe...  Overall, this volume contributes to the body of knowledge on equitable educational opportunities for displaced youth and will be a valuable resource for all who seek to enable the displaced a place at the political, economic, and social table of civil society."  (Description from Information Age Publishing)

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Dr. Elinor L. Brown is an associate professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Kentucky. 

The Changing World Religion Map "explores the changing world of religions, faiths and practices. It discusses a broad range of issues and phenomena that are related to religion, including nature, ethics, secularization, gender and identity. Broadening the context, it studies the interrelation between religion and other fields, including education, business, economics and law. The book presents a vast array of examples to illustrate the changes that have taken place and have led to a new world map of religions."  (Description from Springer Nature)

The Changing World Religion Map is available at the William T. Young Library, call number: BL80.3 .C43 2015.  See if the book is checked out.

Dr. Stanley Brunn is a professor emeritus of geography at the University of Kentucky. 

The SAGE Handbook of Human Geography "demonstrates the difference that thinking about the world geographically makes. Each section considers how human geography shapes the world, interrogates it, and intervenes in it. It includes a major retrospective and prospective introductory essay, with three substantive sections on: Imagining Human Geographies Practising Human Geographies Living Human Geographies."  (Description from SAGE)

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Dr. Susan Roberts is Associate Provost for Internationalization and a professor of geography at the University of Kentucky. 

"The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Geography aims to account for the intellectual and worldly developments that have taken place in and around political geography in the last 10 years. Bringing together established names in the field as well as new scholars, it highlights provocative theoretical and conceptual debates on political geography from a range of global perspectives."  (Description from Wiley Blackwell)

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Geography is available at the William T. Young Library, call number: JC319 .C646 2015.  See if the book is checked out.

Dr. Anna Secor is a professor of geography at the University of Kentucky.

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