The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trailvolume 36

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$29.95  $27.85
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University of California Press
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Pages
384
Dimensions
6.0 X 8.9 X 0.8 inches | 1.54 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780520282759

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About the Author

Jason De León is Professor of Anthropology and Chicana/o and Central American Studies, UCLA; a 2017 MacArthur Fellow; Executive Director of the Undocumented Migration Project; and President of the Board of Directors for the Colibrí Center for Human Rights. In 2010, he hosted American Treasures, a reality-based television show on the Discovery Channel about anthropology and American history. He is currently organizing a global participatory exhibition called "Hostile Terrain 94" that will be installed in 150 locations simultaneously on six continents through the summer of 2021.

Reviews
"A powerful book . . . The Land of Open Graves is very appropriately published in the California Series in Public Anthropology and represents just what public or engaged anthropology can and should be. . . . This is a book that all parties should read."--Anthropology Review Database
"De Leon's text is remarkable in its use of mixed and novel methods, alongside an honest discussion of the reasoning and motivations that inspire his work."--Migration Studies
"Everyone should read this book... De León introduces readers to a world that they likely either do not know or wish they could forget."--Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books
"Important and gut-wrenching . . . [De Leon's] engagement with illegal immigration through photography, archeology, forensic science, linguistics, and ethnography is revitalizing in its full encapsulation and acknowledgement of its complexity. . . . I wholly recommend this book."--Border Criminologies
"De Leon's work on immigration to the Unites States focuses on a central issue in the United States today, and does so with real power." --Savage Minds
"The Land of Open Graves is hard to put down. Its violent and vivid content draws you into a reality that we should all know about, and the author's interpretation provides a political and theoretical perspective that challenges conventional beliefs about undocumented migration."--The Times Literary Supplement
"The Land of Open Graves is an invaluable book, one full of rich ethnographic accounts of migrants, sharp analysis, and beautiful photographs by Michael Wells (as well as some by the migrants De León encounters). It is a strong indictment of the violence migrants face, particularly of a structural sort, and it calls us to "better understand how our worlds are intertwined and the ethical responsibility we have to one another as human beings." It deserves a broad audience."--NACLA Report on the Americas