Review of THE MIGRANT'S PARADOX in Ethnic and Racial Studies

Connects global migration with urban marginalization, exploring how “race” maps onto place across the globe, state, and street

Definitions of who a migrant is, particularly the “migrant entrepreneur” are challenged and complicated by this book. It works well at layering the day-to-day with UK policy, and global levels of social change. Importantly, the stories of the streets and those who work there themselves are the heart of this book. This book would be very useful for those interested in areas such as the politics, geography and sociologies of global migration within cities as well as the possibilities of grassroots everyday resistance, migrant solidarities and social change. From a methodological perspective, it is a useful example of creative ethnographies within streets, and presenting multi-layered research.

Full review in Ethnic and Racial Studies

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