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Book Review Preview: Somalis in the Twin Cities and Columbus

By Benny Carlson Stefanie Chambers, Somalis in the Twin Cities and Columbus. (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2017). On November 6, 2016, two days before the U.S. presidential election, Donald Trump branded the Somali community in Minnesota “a disaster”. On February 18, 2017, he pointed to Sweden as a failed immigrant country. These statements make it… Continue reading Book Review Preview: Somalis in the Twin Cities and Columbus

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Book Review Preview: Good Neighbors

By Dennis E. Gale Sylvie Tissot. Good Neighbors. (London and New York: Verso, 2015) A study of Boston’s South End, Good Neighbors examines the once-declining neighborhood’s revitalization from the 1960s to 2010. Tissot’s ethnographic approach yields a multi-layered account of her interviews and observations of South End residents, as well as insights gleaned from print… Continue reading Book Review Preview: Good Neighbors