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Un-Settling Middle Eastern Refugees: Regimes of Exclusion and Inclusion in the Middle East, Europe, and North America

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Un-Settling Middle Eastern Refugees

Regimes of Exclusion and Inclusion in the Middle East, Europe, and North America

Edited by Marcia C. Inhorn and Lucia Volk

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316 pages, 20 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-056-4 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (June 2021)

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“This book is especially vital for North American readers in showing the breadth and complexity of Middle Eastern refugee flows, the widely varying ways that different countries respond to them, and the limitations and options of the refuge sought and sometimes found. Though attention to Canada and the US is limited, the focus on health issues is valuable, especially for highlighting the physical and social barriers that refugee women confront. Highly Recommended.” • Choice

“The book offers an important and much-needed contribution to the anthropological literature on displacement and humanitarianism, as well as to the interdisciplinary study of Middle Eastern refugees… it addresses an important gap in both academic and public debates on its subject matter in an eloquent and powerful way.”Secil Dagtas, University of Waterloo


Since the Iraq war, the Middle East has been in continuous upheaval, resulting in the displacement of millions of people. Arriving from Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, and Syria in other parts of the world, the refugees show remarkable resilience and creativity amidst profound adversity. Through careful ethnography, this book vividly illustrates how refugees navigate regimes of exclusion, including cumbersome bureaucracies, financial insecurities, medical challenges, vilifying stereotypes, and threats of violence. The collection bears witness to their struggles, while also highlighting their  aspirations for safety, settlement, and social inclusion in their host societies and new homes.

Marcia C. Inhorn is William K. Lanman, Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at Yale University, where she is Chair of the Council on Middle East Studies. Her most recent publications include America’s Arab Refugees: Vulnerability and Health on the Margins (Stanford, 2018) and The New Arab Man: Emergent Masculinities, Technologies, and Islam in the Middle East (Princeton, 2012).

Lucia Volk is Professor of International Relations and Director of Middle East and Islamic Studies at San Francisco State University. Volk is editor of The Middle East in the World: An Introduction (Routledge, 2015) and author of Memorials and Martyrs in Modern Lebanon (Indiana University Press, 2010). In 2017, she received the Middle East Studies Association’s Undergraduate Education Award.

Subject: Refugee and Migration StudiesAnthropology (General)

Un-Settling Middle Eastern Refugees Edited by Marcia C. Inhorn and Lucia Volk is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) with support from Knowledge Unlatched.

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OA ISBN: 978-1-80073-369-5


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