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Refugia Roundtable

Imagining Refugia: Thinking Outside the Current Refugee Regime

Nicholas Van Hear, Veronique Barbelet, Christina Bennett, and Helma Lutz

society. The invocation of people into the category of refugee or Refugian does not do away with their (gendered, ethnic, national, religious, sexual) preferences and differences. While (in 2030) millions of refugees flee violent “identity conflicts

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Rachel Rosen and Sarah Crafter

control of national borders ( Gabrielatos and Baker 2008 ), with migrants representing a “drain” on fiscal systems ( Caviedes 2015 ). In these accounts, “the nation” is frequently presented in nostalgic and xenophobic terms, with migrants constituted as a

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Giving Aid Inside the Home

Humanitarian House Visits, Performative Refugeehood, and Social Control of Syrians in Jordan

Ann-Christin Wagner

: 512 ). In Jordan, hospitality has become a major feature of post-independence national identity, to the extent that its commodified version figures prominently in the heritage industry ( Shryock 2004 ). But it also informs an increasingly restrictive

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Refugee Hospitality Encounters in Northern Portugal

“Cultural Orientations” and “Contextual Protection”

Elizabeth Challinor

What is hospitality? The answer is not as straightforward as the phrase “Refugees Welcome” implies, displayed on banners across European cities by local populations asserting our common humanity in defiance of national boundaries in the wake of the

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

. Individualistic in orientation, the theory posited that immigrants and their children would shed their ethnic identities and become American. Nonetheless, earlier European immigrants maintained their communitarian traditions through American denominations. With

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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

refused asylum seekers seeking social care provisions—services provided by local authorities in accordance with national legislation to protect the well-being of adults and children—in London to illustrate how social workers’ legal consciousness about