Humanitarianism and Mass Migration: Confronting the World Crisis

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Univ of California Press, Dec 4, 2018 - Social Science - 416 pages
The world is witnessing a rapid rise in the number of victims of human trafficking and of migrants—voluntary and involuntary, internal and international, authorized and unauthorized. In the first two decades of this century alone, more than 65 million people have been forced to escape home into the unknown. The slow-motion disintegration of failing states with feeble institutions, war and terror, demographic imbalances, unchecked climate change, and cataclysmic environmental disruptions have contributed to the catastrophic migrations that are placing millions of human beings at grave risk.
 
Humanitarianism and Mass Migration fills a scholarly gap by examining the uncharted contours of mass migration. Exceptionally curated, it contains contributions from Jacqueline Bhabha, Richard Mollica, Irina Bokova, Pedro Noguera, Hirokazu Yoshikawa, James A. Banks, Mary Waters, and many others. The volume’s interdisciplinary and comparative approach showcases new research that reveals how current structures of health, mental health, and education are anachronistic and out of touch with the new cartographies of mass migrations. Envisioning a hopeful and realistic future, this book provides clear and concrete recommendations for what must be done to mine the inherent agency, cultural resources, resilience, and capacity for self-healing that will help forcefully displaced populations.
 
 

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Contents

Barriers and Paths
26
A Probabilistic
43
The Flight of Women
60
Developing
83
A Compassionate Perspective on Immigrant Children and Youth
99
Trauma and Recovery
123
Addressing Mental Health Disparities in Refugee Children
137
Refugees and Unaccompanied
165
PART FOUR THE WORK OF EDUCATION
207
Inclusion and Membership through Refugee Education?
218
What Can Science Education Contribute?
252
Education for Refugee Children in Sweden
268
From the Crisis of Connection to the Pursuit of Our Common
291
Improving the Education and Social Integration of Immigrant Students
325
Pope Francis on Migration
353
Contributors
367

Mitigating the Impact of Forced Displacement and Refugee
186

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Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco is the Wasserman Dean and Distinguished Professor of Education at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. His previous edited volumes include Latinos: Remaking America; Writing Immigration: Scholars and Journalists in Dialogue; Learning in the Global Era: International Perspectives on Globalization and Education; and Globalization: Culture and Education in the New Millennium.

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