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Heather Wurtz and Olivia Wilkinson

the driving objectives and mechanisms of action to respond to displacement reveals a stark divergence from core concepts that undergird international humanitarian paradigms (e.g., technology as innovation, self-reliance as personal responsibility

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Managing a Multiplicity of Interests

The Case of Irregular Migration from Libya

Melissa Phillips

; Raineri 2017 ). Libya is no exception, and in addition to the investment in border technology, there has been a proliferation of detention centers since the revolution. In the early 2000s, detention center funding came directly from the EU or from Italy

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Listening with Displacement

Sound, Citizenship, and Disruptive Representations of Migration

Tom Western

] 2016: 23) . Athens. Late 1930s. I begin here, as this article takes up some of the themes that resonate from Miller's writing: sound and listening, migration and memory, technology and territory. This article attempts two things. First, it argues for

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Laborers, Migrants, Refugees

Managing Belonging, Bodies, and Mobility in (Post)Colonial Kenya and Tanzania

Hanno Brankamp and Patricia Daley

with bodies that are deemed irregular, illegitimate, or simply “out of place.” We argue that this recent proliferation of border technologies in Africa, which rely on the “machine-readable body” ( Ploeg and Sprenkels 2011 ), are but the latest stage in

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Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Juliano Fiori

development divisions of Western governments have come to see it as an opportunity to increase “value for money” and, ultimately, reduce aid expenditure. They promote cash transfer programming as the most “empowering” aid technology. Localization then becomes

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Interdisciplinary Approaches to Refugee and Migration Studies

Lessons from Collaborative Research on Sanctuary in the Changing Times of Trump

Sara Vannini, Ricardo Gomez, Megan Carney, and Katharyne Mitchell

of sanctuary. We wondered how and where digital technologies would hinder or reinvigorate these sanctuary spaces, within and beyond educational spaces. The digital environment can be a strong tool to amplify non-mainstream and minority voices

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Giving Aid Inside the Home

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

Ann-Christin Wagner

to the humanitarian context in Mafraq. As early as the 1890s, American Evangelicals capitalized on improved communication technologies to publish moving images and raise donations for the survivors of the Indian famine. Curtis ascribes to Evangelicals