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Terry-Ann Jones

Luis, an island city of close to a million people, located on Brazil’s north coast, 2,700 kilometers away. His cousin whom he was traveling with was among the thousands of seasonal migrants who journey year after year from the northeast to the south for

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Heide Castañeda

This article examines the unintended effects of policy on the cross-border health care experiences of persons from the new Central and Eastern European (CEE) states of the European Union (EU) during a time of major transition. While permitted to travel freely, most individuals from the new member states are not yet authorised to work in Germany. As a result, they face many everyday forms of exclusion, including lack of access to medical services. Drawing upon ethnographic fieldwork, this article examines experiences of patients from newly acceded CEE countries. Cross-border health care highlights instrumentality because implementation has consisted only of patchwork policies and is characterised by insufficient attention to marginalised populations, such as those who are driven to seek work abroad due to economic asymmetries across borders. In the current transitional period, evidence suggests a disconnect as social rights struggle to catch up to economic ones.

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Five Thousand, 5,000, and Five Thousands

Disentangling Ruble Quantities and Qualities

Sandy Ross

If read aloud, the title of this article seems repetitive, but these terms indicate three analytical categories that distinguish the ways in which affluent migrants in urban Russia understand and manage money quantities at different levels of

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Places of Otherness

Comparing Eastleigh, Nairobi, and Xiaobei, Guangzhou, as Sites of South-South Migration

Neil Carrier and Gordon Mathews

the essays in Mathews et al. 2012 ). These hubs of South-South migration show all too clearly how it is not only in the Global North that migrants have to navigate deeply hostile policies and outright xenophobia, as our case studies will demonstrate

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“China gives and China takes”

African traders and the nondocumenting states

Shanshan Lan

every country in Africa is represented in the diaspora. According to Adams Bodomo (2012) , the top five groups are Nigerians, Senegalese, Malians, Guineans, and Ghanaians. About 80 percent of the migrants surveyed by Bodomo were between 24 and 40 years

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Pulling up the Drawbridge

Anti-Immigrant Attitudes and Support for the Alternative for Germany among Russian-Germans

Michael A. Hansen and Jonathan Olsen

Introduction German citizens with a Soviet migrant background—often known simply as Russian-Germans, a large subtype of ethnic German migrants ( Spätaussiedler )—comprise a unique group of German voters. Largely descendants of Germans who

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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

implications does this have on humanitarian aid? Using the methodology of “studying up,” which I expand on below, this article observes the managers of displacement—or the humanitarian industry—as a transnational industry, and its workers as economic migrants

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Pierre Makhlouf

With the stated aim of government policy now being to ‘create a really hostile environment for illegal migrants’, 1 greater focus on the rights of migrants is essential. People whom the government describes as ‘illegal migrants’ are, in their eyes

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Migration – A New Normal

A Muslim Perspective

Amira Abdin

Peace be upon you and God's mercy and grace and His blessings. I would like to begin by saying that I am a lifelong migrant. Born in Jerusalem, I lived there, then in Kuwait. Married and straight to London. Then Kuwait again, Saudi Arabia, Boston

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Managing a Multiplicity of Interests

The Case of Irregular Migration from Libya

Melissa Phillips

migrants. Diversely positioned and fragmented national and local authorities permit smuggling and exploitation both explicitly or by turning a blind eye. The Central Mediterranean route from Libya to Italy is one of three irregular migration routes across