Cosmopolitan Conceptions: IVF Sojourns in Global Dubai (paperback)
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • Publication Date: May 1, 2021
  • Language: English
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • ISBN-10: 180073056X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1800730564
  • Item Weight: 1.74 pounds
  • UNSPSC-Code: 55101500

Since the Iraq war, the Middle East has been in continuous upheaval, resulting in the displacement of millions of people. Arriving from Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, and Syria in other parts of the world, the refugees show remarkable resilience and creativity amidst profound adversity. Through careful ethnography, this book vividly illustrates how refugees navigate regimes of exclusion, including cumbersome bureaucracies, financial insecurities, medical challenges, vilifying stereotypes, and threats of violence. The collection bears witness to their struggles, while also highlighting their  aspirations for safety, settlement, and social inclusion in their host societies and new homes.

Book Reviews

“The book offers an important and much-needed contribution to the anthropological literature on displacement and humanitarianism, as well as to the interdisciplinary study of Middle Eastern refugees… it addresses an important gap in both academic and public debates on its subject matter in an eloquent and powerful way.” • Secil Dagtas, University of Waterloo