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When Transit States Pursue Their Own Agenda

Malaysian and Indonesian Responses to Australia's Migration and Border Policies

Antje Missbach and Gerhard Hoffstaedter

outcomes for the regional collaboration in Southeast Asia. This article is based on ethnographic fieldwork in Indonesia and Malaysia; while Hoffstaedter spent more than a year researching asylum seekers in Kuala Lumpur in 2015, Missbach conducted

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Dirty Work, Dangerous Others

The Politics of Outsourced Immigration Enforcement in Mexico

Wendy Vogt

-term ethnographic fieldwork along migrant routes in Mexico and discourse analysis of political rhetoric and policy, this article seeks to complicate ideas that Mexico is simply doing the “dirty work” of the United States. Instead, I use the concept of “dirty work

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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

them. We've become a very close knit-family ( mhuri imwe ). (Narrative interview, Vincent, 2 male, July 2019) These remarks mirror the everyday lived experiences of Zimbabwean immigrants I interacted with during fieldwork in Johannesburg, South

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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

staff. In order to understand where this “loop” comes from, how it works, and how it is possible to get out of it, Ruben Andersson, an anthropologist, chose not to conduct classic multisited fieldwork (partly because his employing university would not

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Sabina Barone, Veronika Bernard, Teresa S Büchsel, Leslie Fesenmyer, Bruce Whitehouse, Petra Molnar, Bonny Astor, and Olga R. Gulina

field and the tensions between different institutions. These unique insights into a complex and insulated system not only serve to illustrate the importance of Campbell’s long-term and persistent ethnographic fieldwork, but also widen the analytical

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Re/Making Immigration Policy through Practice

How Social Workers Influence What It Means to Be a Refused Asylum Seeker

Kathryn Tomko Dennler

.1177/030639680704800405 Beban , Alice , and Laura Schoenberger . 2019 . “ Fieldwork Undone: Knowing Cambodia’s Land Grab through Affective Encounters .” ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 18 ( 1 ). Bosworth , Mary , and Mhairi Guild . 2008

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Listening with Displacement

Sound, Citizenship, and Disruptive Representations of Migration

Tom Western

asylum and racialized persecution. Protracted displacement fosters the development of new sound cultures, while histories of migration are at once recursive, looping and feeding back on themselves. These ideas develop out of extended fieldwork in Athens

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Jelena Tošić and Annika Lems

disconnection of the fieldwork encounter and the ethnographic text production shows, the (“African”) native “Other” was denied “coevalness” ( [1984] 2014: 174 ) and banned into a past, which the “modern” West had left behind, as soon as anthropologists left the

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Doing Ritual While Thinking about It?

Emma Gobin

. “ Infelicitous Performances and Ritual Criticism .” Semeia 43 : 103 – 122 . Grimes , Ronald L. 1988b . “ Ritual Criticism and Reflexivity in Fieldwork .” Journal of Ritual Studies 2 ( 2 ): 217 – 239 . Grimes , Ronald L. 1990 . Ritual Criticism

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Sacred Welcomes

How Religious Reasons, Structures, and Interactions Shape Refugee Advocacy and Settlement

Benjamin Boudou, Hans Leaman, and Maximilian Miguel Scholz

harassment follow. Analyzing Pentecostal theology, church practices, and individual beliefs in several countries (Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, and South Africa) and drawing in particular on his fieldwork in Johannesburg (South Africa), Chimbidzikai argues that