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Michael D. Jackson

according to their needs.” What, for example, do we owe refugees and migrants? Despite the fact that our laws of citizenship and our sense of nationality exclude them from entering our affluent world and receiving the benefits of it, is there some principle

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Ethnographic Engagement with Bureaucratic Violence

Erin R. Eldridge and Amanda J. Reinke

’s article highlights the centrality of documentation. In Chile, official documents are pivotal to one’s ability to legally “exist” as a migrant, but unattainable documents in the private housing sector place individuals in precarious and unsafe housing

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The Dialectics of Displacement and Emplacement

Henrik Vigh and Jesper Bjarnesen

seem foreign and frightening (a common experience of many xenophobic nationalists or stranded civilians). Just as being emplaced may necessitate a move away from the place where one seeks to locate oneself socially (a common experience for many migrants

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Philippine Prison Marriages

The Politics of Kinship and Women's Composite Agency

Sif Lehman Jensen

everyday of women remain unexplored. I seek to address this gap by reflecting on how women maneuver the entangled relationship of family and insurgency politics that characterizes their home communities in everyday life as migrants at the urban periphery of

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Liberation Autochthony

Namibian Veteran Politics and African Citizenship Claims

Lalli Metsola

disruption of social structures and propelled a system of migrant labor that extended throughout the Southern African region ( Moorsom 1989 ; Wallace 2011 ; Werner 1993 ). The ensuing state form differentiated starkly between settlers and natives and

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Ethnographies of Private Security

Erella Grassiani and Tessa Diphoorn

: Citizens, Migrants, and States in the Postcolonial World . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press . Harnischfeger , Johannes . 2003 . “ The Bakassi Boys: Fighting Crime in Nigeria .” Journal of Modern African Studies 41 ( 1 ): 23 – 49 . 10

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Understanding Experiences and Decisions in Situations of Enduring Hardship in Africa

Mirjam de Bruijn and Jonna Both

people in the region underwent the same fate. Others chose refuge, which was often, though not always, synonymous with rebellion. Despite his forced conversion, Adoum was now a Muslim praying five times a day. He had also become a seasonal migrant to N

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Leyla Neyzi, Nida Alahmad, Nina Gren, Martha Lagace, Chelsey Ancliffe, and Susanne Bregnbæk

Syria, the migrant crisis in Europe, the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, and so on brought him to reconsider the relevance of critical thinkers—in particular, Hannah Arendt, Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, and Karl Jaspers

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Exceptionalism and Necropolitical Security Dynamics in Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Margit Ystanes and Tomas Salem

Crossroads .” Metropolitics , 26 June . Bendixsen , Synnøve . 2017 . “ The Production of Irregular Migrants: The Case of Norway .” Dve Domovini— Two Homelands 45 : 29 – 43 . Brown , Marvin . 2010 . “ Free Enterprise and the Economics of

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Sheikhs and the City

Urban Paths of Contention in Sidon, Lebanon

Are John Knudsen

supporter B, interview, 15 February 2020). Some were local businessmen, salaried professionals and shopkeepers, or returning migrants who had made their fortune abroad and now wanted to make their mark on Sidon society (policy associate, interview, Beirut, 4