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“My Visa Application Was Denied, I Decided to Go Anyway”

Interpreting, Experiencing, and Contesting Visa Policies and the (Im)mobility Regime in Algeria

Farida Souiah

Introduction In January 2018, as I was waiting in line with visa applicants in front of TLS Contact, a private company in charge of collecting visa applications for the French Consulate in Oran, Algeria, I met Karim and Samir. The two college

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Sabina Barone and Mehdi Alioua

and early twentieth centuries, Africa is a diverse whole, and Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia specifically are called North Africa. In France, at the beginning of the Maghrebin migration to France, people spoke about the North African workers or the

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Mohamed Assaf and Kate Clanchy

retweeted more than three thousand times, including by Muslim footballers, French Algerian beauticians, and British poets, among others. It is not just his “cute” photo: it is because inside the elegant Arabic shadows and flowers we see a small child turning

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Jelena Tošić and Annika Lems

contemporary migratory quests. While actively “burning” present-day borders, young men from Algeria ( harragas ) have no expectations toward the French immigration regime. They do not question its legitimacy as historical subjects entitled to free movement

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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

over two hundred years, Vietnam's northern uplands have been home to diverse ethnic minority groups, including Hmong, Yao (Dao), Nùng, and Tày, many of whom originally migrated from China ( Michaud 2016 ). In the late 1800s, French colonial rulers

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Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Juliano Fiori

of solidarity, and charitable endeavors across cultures. The term “humanitarian” was popularized in English and French in the first half of the nineteenth century, and it soon became associated with humanistic religion. It thus connoted the

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Christine Moderbacher

-speaking population meets in bio-bakeries and organic food chains, slowly expanding into newly renovated lofts across the canal. Likewise, the two southern boroughs, Ixelles and St. Gilles, form the hideaway for overwhelmingly young French-speaking students, artists

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“Looking for One's Life”

Trapped Mobilities and Adventure in Morocco

Sébastien Bachelet

themselves in France or Germany. In Douar Hajja's internet cafés, they looked at the pictures of those who had crossed to Europe. Smiling under the Eiffel Tower and dressed in their best clothes, they gave the impression that life was easy. In his analysis

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Migration and Citizenship in “Athens of Crisis”

An Interview with Vice Mayor Lefteris Papagiannakis

Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou and Nina Papachristou

elections—Holland, France, Italy, Austria, et cetera—so it could be much worse. Komporozos-Athanasiou Yes, and that relates to the specific link with austerity measures coming into force across Europe. Papagiannakis The austerity approach is a much more

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Mette Louise Berg, Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, and Johanna Waters

religion in relation to political and legal responses to asylum-seekers, refugees, and migrants in the United States (Elizabeth Shakman Hurd), France (Aurélia Bardon), and in the broader Mediterranean region (Gilad Ben-Nun), in addition to investigating