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.

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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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