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United States: Slippery Jannah?

Cawo M. Abdi

in Elusive Jannah: The Somali Diaspora and a Borderless Muslim Identity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816697380
eISBN:
9781452952376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697380.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Chapter Four examines how Somalis’ ultimate imagined Eden, the United States, measures to expectations. Life for Somali refugees who succeed in reaching America is rife with challenges. State and ... More


Urban areas

Alexander Betts, Louise Bloom, Josiah Kaplan, and Josiah Naohiko

in Refugee Economies: Forced Displacement and Development

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198795681
eISBN:
9780191836985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795681.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter explores urban refugee economies through the case of the Ugandan capital, Kampala. It first describes the lives and settlement patterns of communities across the city, then explains the ... More


Immigrant Integration and the Changing Public Discourse: The Case of Emporia, Kansas

László J. Kulcsár and Albert Iaroi

in Latin American Migrations to the U.S. Heartland: Changing Social Landscapes in Middle America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037665
eISBN:
9780252094927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037665.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter discusses the public discourse around the integration process of immigrant Latino workers in Emporia, Kansas. It employs aggregate statistical analysis, media-content analysis, and ... More


Somalis Abroad: Clan and Everyday Life in Finland

Stephanie R. Bjork

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040931
eISBN:
9780252099458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040931.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This ethnography is the first work to consider the role of clan in the Somali diaspora and the only book that considers women’s perspectives in addition to the traditionally recognized men’s ... More


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