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Immigrant Geographies of North American Cities

edited by Carlos Teixeira, Wei Li & Audrey Kobayashi

Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
Jul 2011
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Audrey Kobayashi is a 2011 Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada.

Honoured at the 2012 Geographical Perspectives on Women (GPOW) Book Event with the Association of American Geographers (AAG).

Bringing together an impressive group of expert contributors from Canada and the US, this groundbreaking collection examines issues of immigration, migration, and settlement from a unique geographical perspective. Featuring original research by both Canadian and American scholars, Immigrant Geographies of North American Cities fills a significant gap in the existing literature on immigration. This comparative approach gives readers a deep understanding of the complex social, spatial, economic, and political factors that affect immigration policies and immigrants' experiences in the evolving urban landscapes of North America.

About the authors

Carlos Teixeira is an associate professor in the Department of Community, Culture and Global Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan.

Carlos Teixeira's profile page

Wei Li is a Chinese-Canadian comic and storyboard artist based in Vancouver, B.C. whose animation and film career entails imagining and drawing fight choreographies, cartoons, and spy intrigue. Through his personal work, he explores the intersection between the human condition and sociopolitics. Wei has received a Daytime Emmy Award in 2020 for his storyboards on the Netflix TV series, Carmen Sandiego. He has produced Lotus Root Children (2010) and Tehura (2021), artistic works through which he aims to provoke thought and focused discussions around societies experiencing social perplexity, the search for self-understanding, and the perception of others in relation to oneself.

Wei Li's profile page

Audrey Kobayashi's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"A range of truly innovative and cutting-edge research on immigration and its spatial dimensions in North America is presented here."

--Dr Pablo S. Bose, University of Vermont

"The authors are top-rate. Anyone skimming the list of contributors will be impressed. The editors have brought together some of the best scholars working in the field of critical immigration studies."

--Dr Minelle Mahtani, University of Toronto

"This book is unique as it draws together a variety of scholarly perspectives for the first time on a major topic - immigrant geographies - in two multi-ethnic countries, offering both American and Canadian scholars and students a foundation text for their study and research."

--Dr Richard Wright, Dartmouth University

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