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Transnational Migration and Diaspora Books from the Collection

This list was last updated in 2012 so be mindful that there has been a great deal of new literature in the meantime. These books are posted here to help form a foundation for you to build on. 

Migration Books (General)

Diaspora Books (General)

Anthropology and Sociology of Migration/Diaspora Books

Reference Books and Bibliographies

Use reference books to get a sense of how scholars have framed and studied issues in this area.  The bibliographies in the library's specialized reference books lead to some of the most relevant books and articles.  Beyond those, the library catalog and journal indexes and abstracts you may want to search for books and articles (respectively) by keyword or topic.  A substantial amount of research can also be found on the open web as published by research organizations and NGOs.  To find these, use specialized Google searches and browse the sites listed here.

Finding More in Catalyst

Books & eBooks

Search the catalog for books on your topic. Below are some subject headings commonly used to describe books on migrations and diaspora. Combine these subject terms with keywords closer to your topic. Talk to a librarian for help.

  • Assimilation
  • Asylum
  • [Country] -- Emigration and immigration
  • Diaspora
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Ethnic relations
  • Ethnicity
  • Group identity
  • [Group] diaspora
  • [Group] -- [continent] -- Social conditions -- Case studies
  • Immigrants [country]
  • Migration, internal
  • Refugees
  • Statelessness
  • Transnationalism