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Book Review: Who are the ‘Us’ and who are the ‘Them’?

  • Biao Xiang


Us and Them? The Dangerous Politics of Immigration Control, Bridget Anderson, 2013, 224 pages, Oxford University Press, 978-0-19-969159-3.

Author Biography

Biao Xiang
Biao Xiang (BA and MA, Beijing University; PhD, Oxford) teaches anthropology and migration studies at Oxford. He has published over 40 articles, including one in Pacific Affairs which was awarded the 2012 William L. Holland Prize for outstanding article. He is also the author of Global Bodyshopping (winner of the 2008 Anthony Leeds Prize), Transcending Boundaries, and Return: Nationalizing transnational mobility in Asia (co- edited with Brenda Yeoh and Mika Toyota). His forthcoming publication is The Intermediary Trap, which will be published by Princeton University Press.
How to Cite
XIANG, Biao. Book Review: Who are the ‘Us’ and who are the ‘Them’?. Anti-Trafficking Review, [S.l.], n. 2, sep. 2013. ISSN 2287-0113. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 18 feb. 2018. doi:


(re)politicisation, nation, citizenship, embodiment of value, specificity, border control, human trafficking