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Christine Moderbacher

participants, Cise and Hamuda. We had shared much the previous year, in a carpentry center close to the market designed to improve the chances of the capital's marginalized population—mostly people with a migratory background—within the labor market, where I

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Places of Otherness

Comparing Eastleigh, Nairobi, and Xiaobei, Guangzhou, as Sites of South-South Migration

Neil Carrier and Gordon Mathews

understanding what connects them to so many other hubs across the world. Indeed, Mathews's research on Guangzhou led him directly to Eastleigh. People, capital, and goods constantly circulate through these sites, very often the same people, capital, and goods

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The Territorialization of Vietnam's Northern Upland Frontier

Migrant Motivations and Misgivings from World War II until Today

Sarah Turner, Thi-Thanh-Hien Pham, and Ngô Thúy Hạnh

provincial capital. Map created by the authors. While providing a case study to extend knowledge of migration patterns in this specific frontier region, we hope that this article will also contribute to broader debates regarding migrants’ ongoing engagement

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Julien Brachet, Victoria L. Klinkert, Cory Rodgers, Robtel Neajai Pailey, Elieth Eyebiyi, Rachel Benchekroun, Grzegorz Micek, Natasha N. Iskander, Aydan Greatrick, Alexandra Bousiou, and Anne White

, capital, and goods. However, the displacement that explains Eastleigh's recent economic transformation does not account for its earlier emergence as a Somali hub. In this regard—and despite the title's focus on the global character of Eastleigh

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From Ecuador to Elsewhere

The (Re)Configuration of a Transit Country

Soledad Álvarez Velasco

peripheries within the capital accumulation process ( Walters 2010 ). Therefore, the nodal tension between mobility and geopolitics is the main force producing transit countries as part of extended border zones ( Collyer and King 2015 ). As Antje Missbach and

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Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Juliano Fiori

, since the crisis of capitalist democracy in the 1970s, the internationalization of capital and the financialization of economies have had a polarizing effect on society. According to Guilluy, there are now two social groupings: the upper classes, who

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Living Through and Living On?

Participatory Humanitarian Architecture in the Jarahieh Refugee Settlement, Lebanon

Riccardo Luca Conti, Joana Dabaj, and Elisa Pascucci

capital” and which, between 1860 and the early 2000s, “was built and developed by refugees who brought their labour, their capital, their know-how,” the presence of displaced people is far from being simply an exceptional “crisis” ( Fawaz 2016: 5

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Expat, Local, and Refugee

“Studying Up” the Global Division of Labor and Mobility in the Humanitarian Industry in Jordan

Reem Farah

forms of social and political capital and exclusion such as funding competition and elite class formation (ibid.: 210). Meanwhile, humanitarian and development organizations pride themselves on bringing jobs to host communities or training local workers

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Listening with Displacement

Sound, Citizenship, and Disruptive Representations of Migration

Tom Western

an aural borderland. Eleni Bastéa (2000) traces the “orchestration” of the city following its installation as capital upon Greek independence from Ottoman rule in the 1830s. This orchestration was an attempt to construct homogenous national space

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Laborers, Migrants, Refugees

Managing Belonging, Bodies, and Mobility in (Post)Colonial Kenya and Tanzania

Hanno Brankamp and Patricia Daley

customary domain ( Mamdani 1996 ) was precisely about authorizing or denying this very mobility to the colonized. Colonial biopolitics dictated that nonwhite bodies only move at the behest of capital, colonial authorities, and certainly never on their own