Our Book of the Month choice for December

The SSL ‘Book of the Month’ feature highlights a book in our collection that has been chosen by one of our Subject Consultants. This may be a recent addition to our stock or an existing item that we would like to share with you.

Picture of the front cover of our December Book of the month. Book titled Handbook on Critical Geographies of Migration. Cover has a blue background with image of boats filled with people

 

Handbook on Critical Geographies of Migration

Edited by Katharyne Mitchell et al.

Edward Elgar, 2019

Available as an eBook.

Image of Subject Consultant Sarah Rhodes selecting books from the book shelves in the Bodleian Social Science Library

 

 

 

December’s book of the month was selected by Sarah Rhodes Subject Consultant for International Development, Forced Migration, African and Commonwealth Studies.  

Why was it chosen?

It was selected to tie in with International Migrants Day on 18th December 2020.

Book Overview

Border walls, shipwrecks in the Mediterranean, separated families at the border, island detention camps: migration is at the centre of contemporary political and academic debates. This ground-breaking Handbook offers an exciting and original analysis of critical research on themes such as these, drawing on cutting-edge theories from an interdisciplinary and international group of leading scholars. With a focus on spatial analysis and geographical context, this volume highlights a range of theoretical, methodological and regional approaches to migration research, while remaining attuned to the underlying politics that bring critical scholars together. Divided into six thematic sections, including new areas in critical migration research, the book covers the key questions galvanizing migration scholars today, such as issues surrounding refugees and border militarization. Each chapter explores new themes, expanding on core theories to convey fresh insight to contemporary research. A key resource for migration, refugee and border studies this Handbook provides an in-depth analysis of the topic, covering a vast array of research ideas with a specific focus on the geographical aspects of migration. Scholars working on migration, refugees, asylum, transnationalism, humanitarianism and borders will find this an invaluable read.

How can I access it?

This title is available as an eBook via SOLO. Oxford University staff and students can access eBooks remotely by logging into SOLO with their SSO.

Image of an open book with the pages curled to form a love heart

What would your SSL Book of the Month be? Do you have a favourite book in our collection? If so, we would love to know what it is. Add a comment below or email us.

Bodleian iSkills online workshops taking place this week

Bodleian iSkills LogoThe Bodleian iSkills programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and resources. They are primarily aimed at Oxford University students and staff (but check the ‘intended audience’ field in the course description before booking).

iSkills workshops will be available in Michaelmas Term through a combination of webinars and pre-recorded videos. Watch this space for titles as they become available.

All workshops are free of charge but must be booked in advance.

Workshops taking place this week:

Referencing: Endnote (Introduction to) (Wed 2 Dec 10.00-11.30) 

Bodleian iSkills: UK parliamentary and government materials – an introduction (One-to-one sessions on Thursdays, from 5 Nov to 10 Dec

Open Access: New Wellcome Trust Policy (Multiple dates – click here for full list)

Person on their laptop watching an online training session

For a list of all the upcoming workshops in Michaelmas Term please go to the Bodleian iSkills website.

Vacation Loans have now started: All books are due back on the 22 January 2020

Spotlight highlighting the words Vacation Borrowing on the page of an open book

Our Vacation Loans have now started. All books (regardless of whether they are short loan or normal loan) will be due back on Friday of 1st week of Hilary Term (22 January 2020).

The total number of books you can borrow remains the same.

Please note that journals, statistical series and ‘Confined’ books remain for library use only during the vacation.

Bodleian iSkills online workshops taking place this week

Bodleian iSkills Logo

The Bodleian iSkills programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and resources. They are primarily aimed at Oxford University students and staff (but check the ‘intended audience’ field in the course description before booking).

iSkills workshops will be available in Michaelmas Term through a combination of webinars and pre-recorded videos. Watch this space for titles as they become available.

All workshops are free of charge but must be booked in advance.

Workshops taking place this week:

Referencing: Endnote (Introduction to) (Tue 24 Nov 14.00-15.30; repeated Wed 2 Dec 10.00-11.30)

Bodleian iSkills: UK parliamentary and government materials – an introduction (One-to-one sessions on Thursdays, from 5 Nov to 10 Dec)

Person on their laptop watching an online training session

A list of all the upcoming workshops in Michaelmas Term are available on the Bodleian iSkills website.

Bodleian iSkills online workshops taking place this week

The Bodleian iSkills programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and resources. They are primarily aimed at Oxford University students and staff (but check the ‘intended audience’ field in the course description before booking).

iSkills workshops will be available in Michaelmas Term through a combination of webinars and pre-recorded videos. Watch this space for titles as they become available.

All workshops are free of charge but must be booked in advance.

Workshops taking place this week:

Bodleian iSkills: Keeping up to date with research (Tue 17 Nov 10.00-11.30) – formerly ‘Getting information to come to you’

Bodleian iSkills: Preparing for your literature review in the Social Sciences (Thu 19 Nov 10.00-11.30)

Bodleian iSkills: UK parliamentary and government materials – an introduction (One-to-one sessions on Thursdays, from 5 Nov to 10 Dec) 

Open Access: New Wellcome Trust Policy (Multiple dates – click here for full list)

For a list of all the upcoming workshops in Michaelmas Term please see here.

Bodleian iSkills online workshops taking place this week

The Bodleian iSkills programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and resources. They are primarily aimed at Oxford University students and staff (but check the ‘intended audience’ field in the course description before booking).

iSkills workshops will be available in Michaelmas Term through a combination of webinars and pre-recorded videos. Watch this space for titles as they become available.

All workshops are free of charge but must be booked in advance.

Workshops taking place this week:

Bodleian iSkills: Finding stuff – scholarly literature for your research (Wed 11 Nov 10.00-11.30)

Bodleian iSkills: Discovering archives at the Bodleian Libraries (Thu 12 Nov 14.00-15.15)

Bodleian iSkills: UK parliamentary and government materials – an introduction (One-to-one sessions on Thursdays, from 5 Nov to 10 Dec)

For a list of all the upcoming workshops in Michaelmas Term please see here.

Bodleian iSkills Online Workshops taking place this week

The Bodleian iSkills programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and resources. They are primarily aimed at Oxford University students and staff (but check the ‘intended audience’ field in the course description before booking).

iSkills workshops will be available in Michaelmas Term through a combination of webinars and pre-recorded videos. Watch this space for titles as they become available.

All workshops are free of charge but must be booked in advance.

Workshops taking place this week:

Open Access Oxford: what’s happening? (Multiple dates – click here for full list)

Referencing: Zotero (Tues 3 Nov 10.00-11.00)

Referencing: RefWorks (Wed 4 Nov 10.00-11.30; repeated Mon 9 Nov 14.00-15.30) 

Bodleian iSkills: UK parliamentary and government materials – an introduction (One-to-one sessions on Thursdays, from 5 Nov to 10 Dec)

For a list of all the upcoming workshops in Michaelmas Term please see here.

Our Book of the Month choice for November

The SSL ‘Book of the Month’ feature highlights a book in our collection that has been chosen by one of our Subject Consultants. This may be a recent addition to our stock or an existing item that we would like to share with you.

 

How population change will transform our world

by Sarah Harper

Oxford University Press, 2016

HB887.HAR 2016

eBook available here

 

 

November’s book of the month was selected by Andy Kernot. Subject Consultant for Geography, Social Policy, Internet Studies and Public Policy. 

Why was it chosen?

This book examines the challenges that will come with population changes over the 21st Century, highlighting current trends including the fall in birth rates across the world and also the fall in death rates after the age of 65.

Book Overview

Predicting the shape of our future populations is vital for installing the infrastructure, welfare, and provisions necessary for society to survive. There are many opportunities and challenges that will come with the changes in our populations over the 21st century. In this new addition to the 21st Century Challenges series, Sarah Harper works to dispel myths such as the fear of unstoppable global growth resulting in a population explosion, or that climate change will lead to the mass movement of environmental refugees; and instead considers the future shape of our populations in light of demographic trends in fertility, mortality, and migration, and their national and global impact.

Reviews

An excellent, succinct guide.

Robert Mayhew, Literary Review

… provides a powerful reminder that debates over immigrations, social welfare, and inequality will intensify in the decades ahead.

Foreign Affairs

Global Change is a major concern of the Martin Institute, and this book is a solid contribution in that area. It presents a comprehensive and balanced treatment of global demography … The text is […] enlivened by brief narratives on the life experiences and aspirations of young persons in the various regions.

L. MacK, Population and Development Review

Sarah Harper provides a fascinating graphically illustrated and well researched summary of current demographic trends.

Jonathan Cowie, Concatenation

How can I access it?

There are 2 eBooks available of this title via SOLO. One via ProQuest eBook Central and one via EBSCO. Oxford University staff and students can access them remotely by logging into SOLO with their SSO.

We also have 2 copies of the book available to borrow on our open shelves at HB887.HAR 2016.

What would your SSL Book of the Month be? Do you have a favourite book in our collection? If so, we would love to know what it is. Add a comment below or email us.

Take a Break: Where to get refreshments when studying at the SSL

Taking regular breaks is important when studying, so we’ve compiled a handy list of where you can go nearby if you want to grab a coffee or something to eat.

Note that although food is not allowed in the library, you can bring in water in bottles and also hot drinks, as long as they are in a KeepCup. If you wish to purchase a Bodleian branded KeepCup, they are available to buy from the Bodleian shop (located at the Weston Library). They are currently being sold at a special discounted rate for University and Bodleian Readers card holders (prices listed above).

Manor Road Building

Although the Manor Road Café is currently closed, the company that run it are offering a Click & Collect food delivery service. Food can be ordered via their Yoyo app and collected in the Manor Road Building Reception between 12.30 – 1.30pm, Monday – Friday. They are offering a range of self-heat hot dishes, sandwiches, salads, and snacks.

Alternatively, vending machines selling snacks, soft drinks and hot drinks are available on the first floor (behind the café).

The seating in the café and adjacent to the café is available for you to use.

The Missing Bean

Located at the top of Manor Road in the St Cross Building (on level 2, access via Reception) The Missing Bean offers speciality coffee, tea, soft drinks, snacks, sandwiches and hot soup. Opening hours are 8.30am – 5pm, Monday – Friday. Seating is available both in and outdoors.

University Club

The café at the University Club is currently offering a ‘grab and go’ food service of sandwiches, salads, wraps, snacks, and drinks. This is a take-away service and café seating remains closed for now, though it is hoped this will change shortly. Contact the Club for updates.

The café is open Monday to Friday, 10.30 to 15.30, during Michaelmas Term.