September, October and November 2013 Academic & Specialist Anthropology

Difference Incorporated

Pregnant on Arrival: Making the Illegal Immigrant Eithne Luibheid

Difference Incorporated

Pregnant on Arrival: Making the Illegal Immigrant
Eithne Luibheid


Paperback | Sep 2013 | University of Minnesota Press | 9780816681006 | 304pp | 216x140mm | RFB | AUD$30.00, NZD$34.99
Hardback | Aug 2013 | University of Minnesota Press | 304pp | 216x140mm | RFB | AUD$90.00, NZD$110.99

Pregnant on Arrival explores how pregnant immigrants were made into paradigmatic figures of illegal immigration, as well as the measures this characterization set into motion and the consequences for immigrants and citizens. While focusing on Ireland, Eithne Luibheid's analysis illuminates global struggles over the citizenship status of children born to immigrant parents in countries as diverse as the United States, Hong Kong, and elsewhere.