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"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

  • February 11 - Western University

  • June 4 -- University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, San Diego 

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