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Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

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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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

. “ Intimidation, Reassurance and Invisibility: Israeli Security Agents in the Old City of Jerusalem .” Focaal 75 : 14 – 30 . 10.3167/fcl.2016.750102 Hansen , Thomas Blom , and Finn Stepputat . 2005 . Sovereign Bodies: Citizens, Migrants, and States in

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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