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Stephanie J. Silverman

scrutiny, securitization, and surveillance (e.g., Berns-McGown 2013 ; Giwa et al. 2014 ; Razack 2007 ; Sirin and Fine 2007 ). Academic, government, and media characterizations have stereotyped Somali-Canadians as violent outsiders who needed additional

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Christine Moderbacher

familiar streets in their neighborhood ( Mazzocchetti 2012: 3 ). The feelings of anger and injustice are enforced by dynamics of discrimination, racism, and the stereotypical images conveyed by, lately also international, media. Figure 2. Crossing

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Dirty Work, Dangerous Others

The Politics of Outsourced Immigration Enforcement in Mexico

Wendy Vogt

violence, insecurity, and economic precarity. In this context, Central American migrants, as gendered and racialized others, become easily stereotyped as criminals, delinquents, rapists, and kidnappers. Cultural crises and hysteria around immigrants

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Laborers, Migrants, Refugees

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

Hanno Brankamp and Patricia Daley

racial stereotyping and hierarchies meant that workers were defined by their aptitude for hard work. The Hutus from Burundi were stigmatized as “dirty” but also hard workers who could do the most arduous tasks on plantations. Hutus escaping racial

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“It's a Big Umbrella”

Uncertainty, Pentecostalism, and the Integration of Zimbabwe Exemption Permit Immigrants in Johannesburg, South Africa

Tinashe Chimbidzikai

, like Zimbabwean migrants, to deal with sociocultural, economic, and political forces that produce the adversities they experience. Pentecostalism challenges stereotypes and visual representations, which portray survival migrants as essentialized

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Heather Wurtz and Olivia Wilkinson

innovation too; and that local faith actors are problematic because they are prone to proselytization, yet with little appreciation of the nuance of religious expression and motivations. Generalizations and stereotypes from a Northern perspective categorize

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Working against and with the State

From Sanctuary to Resettlement

Audrey Macklin

were aging, so they doubted their capacity to sustain a family in sanctuary for an extended period. They also recognized that the government of the day actively vilified Roma, and some members rehearsed negative stereotypes of Roma criminality. In