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Race-ing Fargo: Refugees, Citizenship, and the Transformation of Small Cities

Jennifer Erickson


Tracing the history of refugee settlement in Fargo, North Dakota, from the 1980s to the present day, this book focuses on the role that gender, religion, and sociality play in everyday interactions between refugees from South Sudan and Bosnia-Herzegovina and the dominant white Euro-American population of the city. The book outlines the ways in which refugees have impacted this small city over the last thirty years, showing how culture, political economy, and institutional transformations collectively contribute to the racialization of white cities like Fargo in ways that complicate their demog ... More

Keywords: refugee settlement, Fargo, gender, religion, South Sudanese, refugees, Bosnia-Herzegovina, racialization, citizenship, ethnicity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501751134
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501751134.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Erickson, author
Ball State University