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.


Mapping migration, identity and space

Edited by Tabea Linhard and Timothy Parsons

Palgrave Macmillan, 2019

Shelfmark: JV6035.MAP 2019



The Book of the Month for December has been selected by Sarah Rhodes, the Subject Consultant for International Development and Forced Migration.

Why was it chosen?

It was chosen to tie in with International Migrants Day (18th December).

Book Overview

This interdisciplinary collection of essays focuses on the ways in which movements of people across natural, political, and cultural boundaries shape identities that are inexorably linked to the geographical space that individuals on the move cross, inhabit, and leave behind. As conflicts over identities and space continue to erupt on a regular basis, this book reads the relationship between migration, identity, and space from a fresh and innovative perspective.


“This collection of essays aptly expresses the entangled nature of space and migration and provides strong arguments regarding the ways in which they impact each other. Thanks to a variety of sources and a diversity of geographical and historical contexts, this volume is a valuable interdisciplinary tool for the study of a wide range of themes, including identity formation and border crossing. This book is an important contribution to the field of migration studies.”

Professor Hakim Abderrezak, University of Minnesota

Where can I find it?

We have one copy of the book that is currently on top of our New Books Display Area (located around the corner from our Library Issue Desk). You are welcome to remove it from the display and borrow it if you wish. The shelfmark for the title is JV6035.MAP.

We also have two eBooks of the title. Both can be accessed via SOLO. One is an electronic legal deposit copy. Online access for this material is restricted to library computers in any of the Bodleian Libraries. A link to it can be found on SOLO. The other can also be accessed in the library by all or remotely by University Card holders by signing in with your SSO.  A link to it can be found on SOLO.

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.

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