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The Making of the Modern Refugee by Peter Gatrell (review)

The Making of the Modern Refugee by Peter Gatrell (review) Book Reviews ern Atlantic slavery and slave trading, Dutch Deshima and other port cities, and Hawaiian plantation life. I hope and trust this will not be Jerry Bentley's last publication, because most of the rest of the book is an unworthy setting for it. The volume raises troubling reflections, which make one recall what a careful, exacting editor Jerry Bentley was and provoke worry about how widely his standards prevail. In their previous work, many of the contributors have written excellent monographs or empirical, closely focused studies in their fields, but they are evidently out of their depth in the flood of abstract nouns they undam in this collection. The whole conveys a sense that it was hurriedly compiled, poorly thought out, unreflectively written, and feebly edited. Few readers will get far with it. Students will shun it. I cannot imagine a good university press publishing it except in the institution where the papers were read. Evidently, despite all the tiresome apparatus of peer review, we have too many incentives to publish for publication's sake and too few checks on ill considered output. felipe fernández-armesto University of Notre Dame The Making of the Modern Refugee. By peter gatrell. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of World History University of Hawai'I Press

The Making of the Modern Refugee by Peter Gatrell (review)

Journal of World History , Volume 25 (4) – Oct 5, 2015

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Book Reviews ern Atlantic slavery and slave trading, Dutch Deshima and other port cities, and Hawaiian plantation life. I hope and trust this will not be Jerry Bentley's last publication, because most of the rest of the book is an unworthy setting for it. The volume raises troubling reflections, which make one recall what a careful, exacting editor Jerry Bentley was and provoke worry about how widely his standards prevail. In their previous work, many of the contributors have written excellent monographs or empirical, closely focused studies in their fields, but they are evidently out of their depth in the flood of abstract nouns they undam in this collection. The whole conveys a sense that it was hurriedly compiled, poorly thought out, unreflectively written, and feebly edited. Few readers will get far with it. Students will shun it. I cannot imagine a good university press publishing it except in the institution where the papers were read. Evidently, despite all the tiresome apparatus of peer review, we have too many incentives to publish for publication's sake and too few checks on ill considered output. felipe fernández-armesto University of Notre Dame The Making of the Modern Refugee. By peter gatrell.

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Journal of World HistoryUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Oct 5, 2015

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