About the book from the publisher’s website:

This book analyses post-deportation outcomes and focuses on what happens to migrants and failed asylum seekers after deportation. Although there is a growing literature on detention and deportation, academic research on post-deportation is scarce. The book produces knowledge about the consequences of forced removal for deportee’s adjustment and “reintegration” in so-called “home” country. As the pattern of migration changes, new research approaches are needed. This book contributes to establish a more multifaceted picture of criminalization of migration and adds novel aspects and approaches, both theoretically and empirically, to the field of migration research.


“After Deportation. Ethnographic Perspectives” includes chapters by:

  • Shahram Khosravi, “Introduction”
  • Ines Hasselberg, “Fieldnotes from Cape Verde: On Deported Youth, Research Methods, and Social Change”
  • Sarah Turnbull, “Starting Again: Life After Deportation from the UK”
  • Alice Gerlach, “Helping Women Prepare for Removal: The Case of Jamaica”
  • Sine Plambech, “Back from “the Other Side”: The Post-deportee Life of Nigerian Migrant Sex Workers”
  • Michael Collyer, “Paying to Go: Deportability as Development”
  • Nassim Majidi, “Deportees Lost at “Home”: Post-deportation Outcomes in Afghanistan”
  • Tanya Golash-Boza, Yajaira Ceciliano Navarro, ““My Whole Life is in the USA:” Dominican Deportees’ Experiences of Isolation, Precarity, and Resilience”
  • Evin Rodkey, “Making It as a Deportee: Transnational Survival in the Dominican Republic”
  • Clara Lecadet, “Post-Deportation Movements: Forms and Conditions of the Struggle Amongst Self-Organising Expelled Migrants in Mali and Togo”
  • Leanne Weber, Rebecca Powell, “Ripples Across the Pacific: Cycles of Risk and Exclusion Following Criminal Deportation to Samoa”
  • Maybritt Jill Alpes, ““Non-admitted”: Migration-Related Detention of Forcibly Returned Citizens in Cameroon”
  • Nicholas De Genova, “Afterword. Deportation: The Last Word?”

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