"This brilliantly argued, beautifully written book pushes migration studies in an entirely new direction. An important work, yielding lessons for both scholars and students to savor and ponder.
--Roger Waldinger, University of California, Los Angeles
“This is a tour de force that combines nuanced ethnography with multi-sited historical analysis. The surprising centrality of 'elsewheres' in the lives of migrants is a breakthrough insight in migration studies.
--David FitzGerald, author of Refuge Beyond Reach
"In this book, Tahseen Shams challenges the adequacy of the homeland/hostland approach, advancing our approach for understanding migration, resettlement, and transnational phenomena."
--Steven J. Gold, Michigan State University
Stanford University Press 2020. Click image to purchase.
Virtual Book Launch:
September 10, 2020
Author Meets Critics
2021 Eastern Sociological Society Conference
Discussants: Philip Kasinitz, Doug Massey, and Claire Alexander
February 21, Sunday, 5:30-7pm
Invited Book Talks
October 7 -- Harvard University
October 21 -- Boston College
November 4 -- Migration Policy Centre, European University Institute
November 5 -- University of California, Riverside
November 11 -- Queen's University
November 19 -- Loyola University Chicago
November 25 -- University of Toronto
December 4 -- McGill University
December 10 -- New York University, Abu Dhabi
June 4 -- University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, San Diego