This is an important book on a subject of great public importance. Bloch, Sigona and Zetter's work is unique, because it is based on interviews with 75 young undocumented migrants. (Professor Stephen Castles, Research Chair in Sociology, University of Sydney)
The authors enlighten our understanding of what it is like to be young and undocumented in increasingly hostile contexts. Rich and nuanced, this book sheds light on these immigrants' exclusion, exploitation and disappointments, but also on their resilience, resourcefulness, and hopes. A must read for anyone interested in what really lies behind policy debates about immigration today. (Cecilia Menjivar is Cowden Distinguished Professor, Associate Director at T Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, Arizona State University and author of Enduring Violence, Ladina Women's Lives in Guatemala, University of California Press (2011))
About the Author
Alice Bloch is Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester. She is the co-author of Race, Multiculture and Social Policy (2013) and co-editor of Irregular Migrants (2012).
Nando Sigona is Birmingham Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Birmingham. He is co-author of No Way Out, No Way In (2012) and Associate Editor of Migration Studies.
Roger Zetter is Emeritus Professor of Refugee Studies at the University of Oxford. He is author of Lands of No Return (2012) and co-author of Refugee Community Organisations and Dispersal (2005).