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Gijs Mom, Georgine Clarsen, and Cotten Seiler

Last year President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela announced the appearance of what a Dutch national newspaper called an “anticapitalist car.” The two models, named by Chávez himself as the “Orinoco” and the “Arauca,” after rivers that run through Venezuela, are locally assembled under a preferential license agreement with the Chinese automaker Chery. The cars are sold for half the price of other makes and are marketed to the expanding Venezuelan middle class. They are intended as “new attainments of the revolution” that are meant to raise the “standard of life of the people.” This new venture was in a tradition that Chávez’s opponents claim started in 2006, when he came close to making a similar deal with Iranian president Ahmadinejad.

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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

the humanitarian model of refugee relief. Where abundant knowledge is produced in studying the containment of refugees in camps, studying the transnationalism of the humanitarian industry and the mobility of humanitarian workers contextualizes spaces

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Fashioning Masculinities through Migration

Narratives of Romanian Construction Workers in London

Alexandra Urdea

relations of gender, thus contributing to transformations of models of masculinity” ( Gallo and Scrinzi 2016: 5 ). While for high-skilled Romanians, gender is not always the main factor affecting the industries where they find work (Moroşanu 2013), the

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Rihab Azar

politically speaking. If we take as a starting point that anthropology “must become as fully as possible a possession of the people of the world” (Hymes 1969, cited in Frisby, 2013 ), the relational model of anthropology 2 that underpins Western's work and

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Autonomous Driving and the Transformation of Car Cultures

Jutta Weber and Fabian Kröger

have been developed that renew the promise of the automobile. Most of them have become standard features in contemporary car models. Nowadays, however, researchers at high-tech companies, in the automotive industry and in academia, are pursuing an even

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Notes around Hospitality as Inhabitation

Engaging with the Politics of Care and Refugees’ Dwelling Practices in the Italian Urban Context

Camillo Boano and Giovanna Astolfo

shared housing accommodations within SPRAR and is based on the “diffused hospitality” model. Such a model is neither new nor novel, as it stems from the bottom-up initiatives of Italian residents and volunteers. Its origin has been alternatively

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Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Francesco Carella

models of regional cooperation, such as the European Union, in the “global South.” This can be seen clearly with Mercosur in South America, CARICOM in the Caribbean, ECOWAS in West Africa, and at an earlier stage with the African Union itself. It could be

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Mimi Sheller and Gijs Mom

China in ways that are also producing new kinds of gender identities and gendered practices. She understands cycling as an assemblage involving various models of bicycle, government policies, cyclists, bike manufacturers, bike shops, and images and

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Recentering the South in Studies of Migration

Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

concepts and models imposed from the ‘global North’” (interviewed by Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, this volume). Indeed, as many contributors argue throughout this volume, there are multiple ways of knowing, including epistemological perspectives and methodological

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Florian Krobb and Dorit Müller

Reise um die Welt und Ansichten vom Niederrhein ” [The strange is the familiar is the strange: Epistemic models in Georg Forster’s Journey around the world and Aspects of the Lower Rhine ], in Colloquium Helveticum 42 (2011): 115–135. 8 Urs