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Introduction

Reconceptualizing Transit States in an Era of Outsourcing, Offshoring, and Obfuscation

Antje Missbach and Melissa Phillips

2016 ; Marr and Wilkinson 2003 ), less attention has been paid to such contexts and pressures in transit countries. This lack of grounded empirical knowledge of what is happening in spaces assumed to function as transit countries presents a challenge

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Working against and with the State

From Sanctuary to Resettlement

Audrey Macklin

sponsors navigate the space between oppositional and collaborative politics. The View from Sovereignty Refugees arrive in the Global North in two ways. Asylum seekers flee their country of origin on their own initiative and ask for refugee protection

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Suranjana Choudhury

for this primal space of her memories in the segregated heads of fishes, in moist green vegetables she is yet to chop. Like the villages of most stories, her village too is lush and beautiful. Her stories transform this particular village of Nalbari

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Introduction

Engendering Plural Tales

Yousif M. Qasmiyeh

experiences with an uncompromising personal voice. In the first story, Choudhury traces the intimate value of past objects and their unrelenting capacity to travel across time and space, changing hands, from grandmother to granddaughter, without changing the

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Representing Sanctuary

On Flatness and Aki Kaurismäki's Le Havre

Vinh Nguyen

reality—its anti-realism gestures to a constructed space of sanctuary, a filmic world that keeps open the interval between the real and the imagined ( Rushton 2011 ; Seel 2008 ). Although it draws on and is in conversation with the material world, Le

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

Mediterranean, touching upon cases as diverse as a migrant’s account of his journey to Lampedusa (Italy), to reception programs in France and Canada, to community-led responses in the Middle East. However, different humanitarian crises across time and space are

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Undoing Traceable Beginnings

Citizenship and Belonging among Former Burundian Refugees in Tanzania

Patricia Daley, Ng’wanza Kamata, and Leiyo Singo

to the former Burundian refugees, the security of legal citizenship failed to override the fears and anxieties that come with feelings of not belonging to the national space. Ontological insecurity in protracted refugee situations is partly

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Freedom, Salvation, Redemption

Theologies of Political Asylum

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

relevant expertise on the issue. —Karen Musalo, “Claims for Protection Based on Religion or Belief” To be saved is to be made “religious” in the proper way within a properly ordered secular space; those who cannot or who refuse to enter this “order

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Noncitizens’ Rights

Moving beyond Migrants’ Rights

Sin Yee Koh

vulnerabilities could arise from these migrants’ differential rights as noncitizens in their host countries. I argue that this emergent scholarship opens up the space for discussions about the differential rights of relatively privileged migrants vis

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Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Juliano Fiori

agencies to outsource risk. Moreover, it sustains a humanitarian imaginary that associates Westerners with “the international”—the space of politics, from which authority is born—and those in disaster-affected countries with “the local”—the space of the