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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

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Precarious Connections: On the Promise and Menace of Railroad Projects

Peter Schweitzer and Olga Povoroznyuk

time of the author's fieldwork. At the center of attention here are not future passengers waiting for the train but students of a technical college—the railroad college—who are getting educated for jobs that do not exist yet. The state of uncertainty

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Interdisciplinary Approaches to Refugee and Migration Studies

Lessons from Collaborative Research on Sanctuary in the Changing Times of Trump

Sara Vannini, Ricardo Gomez, Megan Carney, and Katharyne Mitchell

, the time required to implement established social science methods (engaged long-term fieldwork, in-depth interviews, large-scale surveys, etc.) is not always compatible with the speed necessary for effective activist responses. The challenge is an

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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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The Territorialization of Vietnam's Northern Upland Frontier

Migrant Motivations and Misgivings from World War II until Today

Sarah Turner, Thi-Thanh-Hien Pham, and Ngô Thúy Hạnh

, and two state officials familiar with migration patterns to the province, for a total of 102 interviews. The first author has also observed and discussed changes in the province during yearly fieldwork since 1999. Figure 1. Location of Lào Cai

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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 nuances of nationality and social class in humanitarian aid and the centrality of mobility in studying humanitarian spaces. Acknowledgments I would like to thank the Tibawi Trust Award for funding my fieldwork and the interview

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(Re)Constructing the Baikal-Amur Mainline

Continuity and Change of (Post)Socialist Infrastructure

Olga Povoroznyuk

from ethnography of the reconstruction works that focus on the (mal)functioning of the infrastructure of the BAM under postsocialist conditions? The research presented in the article draws on ethnographic fieldwork I have been conducting in the region