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Migrant Knowledge Notes 6

Background Knowledge: Interrogating Perceptions of Smugglers with Joseph Roth

Allison Schmidt makes a case for not prejudging people smugglers in history or the testimony they left behind in state police records. Drawing on the suggestive observations of Joseph Roth, her example centers on Eastern and Central Europe in the interwar period, after the breakup of empires had changed the legal status and economic situation of many people. (1,547 words)

Knowledge and Young Migrants

Now available at University of Chicago Press Journals: "Knowledge and Young Migrants," special issue of KNOW: A Journal on the Formation of Knowledge 3, no. 2 (Fall 2019): 191--351. Edited by Simone Lässig and Swen Steinberg.

  • "Why Young Migrants Matter in the History of Knowledge" by Simone Lässig and Swen Steinberg
  • "Child-Rearing as a Form of American Knowledge" by Paula S. Fass
  • "What Debora's Letters Do: Producing Knowledge for the Basel Mission Family" by Simone Laqua-O'Donnell
  • "Between Two Worlds: Chinese Immigrant Children and the Production of Knowledge in the Era of Chinese Exclusion" by Wendy L. Rouse
  • "African Youth on the Move in Postwar Greater France: Experiential Knowledge and Decolonial Politics at the End of the Empire" by Emily Marker
  • "The Way to School between Two Worlds": Documenting the Knowledge of Second-Generation Immigrant Children in Switzerland, 1977–1983" by Kijan Espahangizi
  • "Young People's Agency and the Production of Knowledge in Migration Processes: The Federal Republic of Germany after 1945" by Stephanie Zloch