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Liesa Rühlmann and Sarah McMonagle

nation-state ‘norm’. Many plurilingual individuals experience acts of ‘linguicism’ ( Skutnabb-Kangas 1988 ), which are acts of racism based on the languages they speak. However, critical reflections on ‘race’ and ‘racism’ are still largely absent in

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Carrying Religion into a Secularising Europe

Montserratian Migrants' Experiences of Global Processes in British Methodism

Matthew Wood

Migrants to Europe often perceive themselves as entering a secular society that threatens their religious identities and practices. Whilst some sociological models present their responses in terms of cultural defence, ethnographic analysis reveals a more complex picture of interaction with local contexts. This essay draws upon ethnographic research to explore a relatively neglected situation in migration studies, namely the interactions between distinct migration cohorts - in this case, from the Caribbean island of Montserrat, as examined through their experiences in London Methodist churches. It employs the ideas of Weber and Bourdieu to view these migrants as 'religious carriers', as collective and individual embodiments of religious dispositions and of those socio-cultural processes through which their religion is reproduced. Whilst the strategies of the cohort migrating after the Second World War were restricted through their marginalised social status and experience of racism, the recent cohort of evacuees fleeing volcanic eruptions has had greater scope for strategies which combat secularisation and fading Methodist identity.

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Esther Hertzog

This article elaborates on the connection between hygiene/cleanliness and the bureaucratic control of Ethiopian immigrants in Israel. It discusses the role of stigmatisation in constructing immigrants' perceived backwardness and weakness, which necessitate guidance. The analysis also demonstrates the patronisation of immigrant women through inspection of their tidiness as mothers and housewives. The case of the Ethiopian immigrants, who began arriving in Israel at the beginning of the 1980s and still immigrate, will be used to suggest that the bureaucratic regulation of immigrants, rather than racism or cultural differentials, is behind the integration process. Moreover, the similarities between the absorption practices applied towards immigrants from Ethiopia and those from Muslim countries in the 1950s will be discussed in terms of the bureaucratic patronage over immigrants in Israel.

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Manijeh Nasrabadi, Maryam Aras, Alexander Djumaev, Sina Zekavat, Mary Elaine Hegland, Rosa Holman, and Amina Tawasil

‘America’s last taboo’. It situates the Israeli occupation of Palestine at the centre of a sweeping, yet nuanced, analysis of post–Second World War contestations over the meaning and practice of anti-racism and anti-colonialism. This book also addresses the

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Play of Mirrors

An Encounter of Personal Biographies with Europe’s Journey

Marcos Farias Ferreira

democratic political culture is not self-determination, or from Balibar and Wallerstein in underlining that nationalisms promote forms of racism and sexism by transferring the past cultural and economic exclusions to actualised contexts. As Martin Matuštik

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The End of the European Honeymoon?

Refugees, Resentment and the Clash of Solidarities

Siobhan Kattago

.3917/dio.201.0127 Ticktin , M. ( 2016a ), ‘ Calais Containment Politics in the “Jungle” ’, The Funambulist 5 ( May-June 2016 ), Design and Racism , 28 – 33 . Ticktin , M. ( 2016b ), ‘ Thinking Beyond Humanitarian Borders ’, Social Research 83

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Agonistic Interpretation

A New Paradigm in Response to Current Developments

Nicole Deufel

’s rule over India depleted the country of its resources and wealth in what for Indians was an experience of violence and racism, with Tharoor going so far as demanding reparations ( Tharoor 2015 ). In agonistic interpretation, both these meanings

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Racial and Social Prejudice in the Colonial Empire

Issues Raised by Miscegenation in Portugal (Late Nineteenth to Mid-Twentieth Centuries)

Patrícia Ferraz de Matos

her youth, suggested that ‘races’ as well as classes should remain separated and differentiated. In some of her works, Archer criticised racism and colonialism, but she also criticised women from the metropole for having failed, alongside their

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European Bodies

Who Embodies europe? Explorations into the Construction of european Bodies

Anika Keinz and Paweł Lewicki

into scientific racism’ which ‘imprinted the physical contours of stereotypic others on the European imagination – and, with them, a host of derogatory associations’ (309). Taking this quote as a starting point in this issue, we would like to

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Efrat Yerday

theoretical framework, Jewish ethnos does not exclude only Palestinians but also (Arab) Jews (Shenhav 2005; Shohat 2001 ). Some sociologists compared the Mizrahi situation to the American model of racism against black people ( Shitrit 2004 ), while other