Dr Deborah Sporton

Refereed research articles in journals

  • Sporton, D. (2013) ‘They Control My Life’: the Role of Local Recruitment Agencies in East European Migration to the UK. Population Space and Place. 19 (5), pp. 443-458
    DOI:/10.1002/psp.1732/abstract
  • Hammett, D., and Sporton, D (2012) Paying for interviews? Negotiating ethics, power and expectation. AREA, 44 (4), pp. 496-502.
    DOI:/10.1111/j.1475-4762.2012.01102
  • Valentine, G. and Sporton, D. (2009). How other people see you, it's like nothing that's inside: the impact of processes of disidentification and disavowal on young people's subjectivities. Sociology, 43(4), 735-751.
    doi:10.1177/0038038509105418
  • Iosifides, T. and Sporton, D. (2009). Biographical migration research. Migration Letters, 6(2), 175–182.
    http://www.metapress.com/content/r704077584144148/fulltext.pdf
  • Valentine, G., Sporton, D., and Nielsen, K.B. (2009). Identities and belonging: a study of Somali refugee and asylum seekers living in the UK and Denmark. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 27(2), 234–250.
    doi:10.1068/d3407
  • Valentine, G., Sporton, D. and Nielsen, K.B. (2008). Language on the Move: Sites of Encounter, Identities and Belonging. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 33(3), 376-387.
    doi:10.1111/j.1475-5661.2008.00308.x
  • Sporton, D., Valentine, G. and Nielsen, K.B. (2006). Post-Conflict Identities: Practices and Affiliations of Somali Asylum Seeker Children. Children's Geographies, 4(2), 203-217.
    doi:10.1080/14733280600807062
  • Twyman, C., Sporton, D. and Thomas, D.S.G. (2004). 'Where is the life in farming?': The viability of smallholder farming on the margins of the Kalahari, Southern Africa. Geoforum, 35(1), 69-85.
    doi:10.1016/S0016-7185(03)00030-7
  • Dougill, A., Twyman, C., Thomas, D.S.G. and Sporton, D. (2002). Soil degradation assessment in mixed farming systems of southern Africa: use of nutrient balance studies for participatory degradation monitoring. Geographical Journal, 168(3), 195-210.
    doi:10.1111/1475-4959.00048
  • Twyman, C., Dougill, A., Sporton, D. and Thomas, D.S.G. (2001). Community Fencing in Open Rangelands: A Case Study of Community Self-empowerment in Eastern Namibia. Review of African Political Economy, 28(87), 9-26.
  • Sporton, D. (2001). Creating a Space for Health: New Geographies of Health and Illness. British Journal of General Practice, 51(463), 158-159.
  • Thomas, D.S.G., Sporton, D., and Perkins, J.S. (2000) .The environmental impact of livestock ranches in the Kalahari, Botswana natural resource use, ecological change and human response in a dynamic dryland system. Land Degradation and Development, 11(4), 327-341.
    doi:10.1002/1099-145X(200007/08)11:4<327::AID-LDR395>3.0.CO;2-V
  • Twyman, C., Morrison, J. and Sporton, D. (1999). The final fifth: autobiography, reflexivity and interpretation in cross-cultural research. Area, 31(4), 313-325.
    doi:10.1111/j.1475-4762.1999.tb00098.x
  • Sporton, D., Thomas, D.S.G., and Morrison, J. (1999). Migration outcomes of social and environmental change in the Kalahari of Botswana. Journal of Southern African Studies, 25(3), 441-459.
    doi:10.1080/030570799108605
  • Sporton, D. (1999). Mixing Methods in Fertility Research, The Professional Geographer, 51(1), 68-76.
    doi:10.1111/0033-0124.00146
  • Thomas, D.S.G., and Sporton, D. (1997). Understanding the dynamics of social and environmental variability: the impacts of structural land use change on the environment and peoples of the Kalahari, Botswana. Applied Geography, 17(1), 11-27.
    doi:10.1016/S0143-6228(96)00027-6
  • Vuddamalay, V., White, P. and Sporton, D. (1991). The evolution of the Goutte d'Or as an ethnic minority district of Paris. New Community, 17, 245-258.
  • Sporton, D. (1991). The differential fertility of immigrants within the Paris region, France. Kieler Geographische Schriften, 78, 187-202.
  • Sporton, D. and White, P.E. (1989). Immigrants in social housing: Integration or Segregation in France? The Planner. 28-31.

Contributions to books

  • Valentine, G. and Sporton, D. (2011). ‘'How Other People See You, It's Like Nothing That's Inside': The impact of processes of disidentification and disavowal on young people's subjectivities’’ in Coffey, A. and Hall, T. (eds.) Researching Young People. Volume 3 Identities. SAGE
  • Valentine, G., Sporton, D. and Nielsen, K.B. (2009) ‘Belonging to the Nation: a comparative study of Somali refugee and asylum seekers living in the UK and Denmark’ Ch 6 in Howson, C. and Sallah, M. (eds) Europe's Established and Emerging Immigrant Communities: Assimilation, Multiculturalism or Integration. Trentham Books
  • Valentine, G. and Sporton, D. (2009). Migrant Narratives: Exploring the Intersections of Somali Asylum Seeker and Refugee Identities. In: Wetherall, M. (ed.) New Identities, New Intersections, Palgrave.
  • Valentine, G., Sporton, D. and Nielsen, K.B. (2009). Spaces of Language. In: Collins, J., Slembrouck, S., and Baynham, M., (eds.) Globalization and Language in Contact: Scale, Migration, and Communicative Practices (Advances in Sociolinguistics), Continuum Publishing.
  • Sporton, D. and Thomas, D.S.G. (2002). Local lessons for global problems: Contributions to Global debates. In: Sporton, D. and Thomas, D.S.G. (eds.) Sustainable Livelihoods in Kalahari Environments: A Contribution to Global Debates. Oxford University Press, Oxford. 217-226.
  • Sporton, D. and Thomas, D.S.G. (2002). Environmental Change, Entitlements and Poverty in Kalahari Pastoral Systems. In: Sporton, D. and Thomas, D.S.G. (eds.) Sustainable Livelihoods in Kalahari Environments: A Contribution to Global Debates. Oxford University Press, Oxford. 111-130.
  • Sporton, D. and Thomas, D.S.G. (2002). Politics, Policy and Livelihoods. In: Sporton, D. and Thomas, D.S.G. (eds.) Sustainable Livelihoods in Kalahari Environments: A Contribution to Global Debates. Oxford University Press, Oxford. 39-66.
  • Sporton, D. and Thomas, D.S.G. (2002). Sustainable Livelihoods in Kalahari Environments: A Contribution to Global Debates. In: Sporton, D. and Thomas, D.S.G. (eds.) Sustainable Livelihoods in Kalahari Environments: A Contribution to Global Debates. Oxford University Press, Oxford. 1-20.
  • Sporton, D. and White, P.E. (2002). Fertility. In: Haskey, J. (ed.) Population Projections by Ethnic Group, A Feasibility Study. ONS, HMSO. 81-92. ISBN: 0116215569
    PDF link Online version
  • Sporton, D., Twyman, C. and Thomas, D.S.G. (2002). Politics, Policy and Livelihoods. In: Benjaminson, T.A., Cousins, B., and Thompson, L. (eds.) Contested Resources. Challenges to the Governance of Natural Resources in Southern Africa, PLASS (Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies), Cape Town. 141-151.
    PDF link Online version
  • Twyman, C., Sporton, D., Thomas, D.S. and Dougill, A. (2002). Community fencing in open rangelands: A case study of community self-empowerment in eastern Namibia. In: Benjaminson, T.A., Cousins, B. and Thompson, L. (eds.) Contested Resources. Challenges to the Governance of Natural Resources in Southern Africa, PLASS (Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies), Cape Town. 127-140.
  • Drew, D., Gray, J., and Sporton, D. (1997). Ethnic differences in the educational participation of 16-19 year olds. In: Karn, V. (ed.) Ethnicity in the 1991 Census: Volume 4: Employment, Education and Housing among ethnic minorities in Britain. OPCS, London. 17-28. ISBN: 0116916583
  • Sporton, D. (1996). Migrant networks and community development: Moroccan migration to France, in Gentileschi, M.L. and King, R. (eds.) Questioni di Popolazione in Europa: Una Prospettiva Geografica. Population Issues in Europe: A Geographical Perspective. Bologna, Patron. 53-69.
  • Sporton, D. (1996). Mixing methods in fertility research. In: McKendrick, J.H. Multi-method research in Population Geography: A Primer to Debate. PGSG of IBG with RGS and University of Manchester. 18-25.
  • White, P.E. and Sporton, D. (1995). East-West Movement: Old Barriers, New Barriers?, In: Hall, R. and White, P.E. (eds.) European Population Towards the Next Century. UCL Press, London. 142-160.
  • Sporton, D. (1993). Fertility: The lowest level in the World. In: Noin, D. and Woods. R.I. The Changing Population of Europe, Blackwell, Oxford. 49-61.

Books

  • Sporton, D. and Thomas, D.S.G. (eds.) (2002). Sustainable Livelihoods in Kalahari Environments: A Contribution to Global Debates. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN: 978-0-19-823419-7

Project and Policy Reports

  • Sporton, D (2012) Summary. Population Growth and Demographic Trends: Implications for African States and Regions. Chatham House, London. 26/09/2012.
    Online Version
  • Sporton, D. (2010) Migration Impact Fund profile of East Europeans in Doncaster. Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council. Electronic copy available from: communities@doncaster.gov.uk.
  • Valentine, G. and Sporton, D. (2008) Developing identity: Somali children in Sheffield, The Yorkshire and Humber Regional Review, 18:2.
  • Sporton, D., and Stringer, L. (2007) Defining the UNCCD’s comparative advantage in current international architecture (1) –International Perspective. paper
    Downloadable from the UNCCD website
  • Sporton, D and Valentine, G. (2007). Post-Conflict Identities: Practices and Affiliations of Somali Refugee Children: Full Research Report. ESRC End of Award Report, RES-148-25-0028. Swindon: ESRC
    Online Version
  • Sporton, D. (2007). Population Ageing and Sustainable Livelihoods in regions affected by HIV/AIDS: Full Research Report.
  • ESRC End of Award Report, RES-000-22-1427. Swindon: ESRC
    Online Version
  • Sporton, D. and Valentine. G. (2007) Identities on the Move: The Integration Experiences of Somali Refugee and Asylum Seeker Young People. Available in English or Somali, as a hard copy or PDF
    Downloadable from project website
  • Sporton, D, with Thomas DSG and Twyman C.(2001) Report on the DFID Poverty, Livelihoods and the Environment Policy Workshop, Gauteng, 10-12 September 2001.
    Online Version