Book Review: Human Smuggling and Border Crossings by Dorte Thorsen

Our Gender and Qualitative research theme leader, Dorte Thorsen, reviews Gabriella E. Sanchez's recently published book for The University of Oxford's Border Criminologies blog. From the looks of it, an extremely good read, exploring the intricacies of why and how border 'facilitation' is not necessarily the black and white subject of criminal activity that one may be led to believe. 

As Dr Thorsen concludes: 

Sanchez’s narrative in Human Smuggling and Border Crossings is a noteworthy and timely contrast to mediatized stereotypes of human smugglers and thus an important contribution to understanding the effect of regimes of migration in the global north. This book will be of interest to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, academics, journalists, and people concerned with mixed flows of migration, border control and migration management. As the ethnography is presented without anthropological jargon, it is an uncomplicated introduction to the kind of detail and insights ethnographic studies offer.

Migrating out of Poverty has re-posted her blog on our blogger site here

Or read it where it was first published, 22 July 2016, here on the Border Criminologies blog

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By: Allison Baldasare
Last updated: Wednesday, 3 August 2016

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