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Liliana L. Jubilut

development of specific entry processes, the introduction of entry quotas, a commitment to supporting performance upon admission, follow-ups with strategies in place to address any difficulties based on the students’ specific background, in addition to the

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Listening with Displacement

Sound, Citizenship, and Disruptive Representations of Migration

Tom Western

; perhaps the most brutally patrolled border of all ( Papadopoulos and Tsianos 2013 ). Citizenship is something performed, and these performances are ethical, cultural, creative, social, and often pleasurable. Figures 3 and 4. Citizenship for sale in Greece

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Fashioning Masculinities through Migration

Narratives of Romanian Construction Workers in London

Alexandra Urdea

back in Romania now. Or who knows where.” By the time we got to this point in the interview, some of Marius's mates came to join the conversation in the Romanian cafe in North London where we met. Such narratives, told with gusto, are performances that

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Lessons from Refugees

Research Ethics in the Context of Resettlement in South America

Marcia Vera Espinoza

respect. At the end, as Nando Sigona (2014: 378) asserts, the interview process is a “performance in which the meanings of questions and responses are contextually grounded and jointly constructed.” However, as reflexive as my encounters were, I cannot

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Rihab Azar

of world-renowned composer Nigel Osborne and three wonderful women musicians in Scotland, I returned to London full of a sense of hope and companionship. “Music and Migration” was the title of our two performances: a presentation and a promenade in

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Dirty Work, Dangerous Others

The Politics of Outsourced Immigration Enforcement in Mexico

Wendy Vogt

become crucial to the accumulation of capital through the performance of “dirty work,” the often grueling, subservient, and literally dirty jobs that average citizens do not want. Around the world, immigrants are highly desirable as laborers in

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Heather Wurtz and Olivia Wilkinson

Disasters 21 ( 2 ): 31 – 49 . Ferris , E . 2011 . “ Faith and Humanitarianism: It's Complicated .” Journal of Refugee Studies , Vol. 24 , No. 3 , 606 – 25 . 10.1093/jrs/fer028 Fiddian-Qasmiyeh , Elena . 2011 . “ The Pragmatics of Performance

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Gijs Mom

This summer a small airplane was suspended between high trees on a lane in a posh neighborhood of Amsterdam. Part of a display of contemporary art, the plane is one of Joost Conijn’s self-built contraptions in which he flew all the way to Africa, regularly reporting on his “performance” in one of the Dutch national newspapers. In Western histories of mobility, voyages to Africa—on foot, by ship, in litters carried by indigenous people, in trains, by car or motorbike, and in planes—symbolized in the popular mind an aggressive colonialism. Such trips demonstrated Western superiority as much as they involved utilitarian journeying or reconnaissance of land to be conquered. Anxious about staying aloft, Conijn mimicked in his adventures the pioneering spirit of colonial exploits while at the same time giving them a postcolonial twist. In his case, the return to Africa was a self-consciously humble venture, one that threw into comic relief assumptions of western superiority and the right to unfettered mobility. At the same time as his low-tech vehicle questioned the rationality of mass tourism in supersize Boeings, it reminded us of an era after the car began to be domesticated, when aviation promised to be the more advanced successor of individual motorized transport.

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Mimi Sheller and Gijs Mom

, transformations, subtly shifting performances, and changing representations. We welcome this wide range of understandings of practice and processes of “transference,” as we might call this kind of conceptual transformation across mobilities. They all share an

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Peter Merriman, Georgine Clarsen, and Gijs Mom

think across the fuzzy boundaries separating mobility studies, transport studies, mobility history, transport history, and media studies. We must also engage with approaches, methods, and debates from disciplines such as dance, performance studies