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The Obligation Is the Point

‘Refugee 2 Refugee’ Care and Solidarity in Greece

Zareena Grewal

, in some cases, which bodies become sick and/or die or not ( Besteman 2016 ; Feldman 2007 ; Inhorn 2018 ). This ‘carceral humanitarianism’, as Kelly Oliver (2017) terms it, creates classes of refugees and upholds rather than challenges racism

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European Anthropology as a Fortuitous Accident?

Reflections on the Sustainability of the Field

Čarna Brković

referred to a theoretical study ‘that classified and generalized the results of a strictly descriptive ethnography’ ( Gingrich 2005: 87 ), while the term ‘anthropology’ ( Anthropologie ) carries associations of racism, genocide, and evolutionist physical

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States of Displacement: Middle Eastern Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons and Asylum Seekers in Global Context

Lucia Volk and Marcia C. Inhorn

) under-resourced refugee camps in Greece. Rather than surrendering to ‘carceral humanitarianism’, Grewal shows how these refugees actively challenge racism, xenophobia, disaster capitalism and state violence, and fight for a better world for all. In the

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Nell Gabiam

him, Al-Nur was not your typical NGO: it was ‘a club, a home’. As a Kurd, he had experienced ‘racism’ in Turkey from both Turks and Syrian Arab refugees. One aspect of the centre that felt like home to him was what he described as its lack of racism

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Frida Hastrup and Marianne Elisabeth Lien

2013 ; Keskinen et al. 2016 ). However, for all the forced assimilation and racism historically endured by some people in the north, to be indigenous is also to be a legal citizen of well-functioning states. As mentioned, this is also the case for