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Being and Belonging in Kuwait

Expatriates, Stateless Peoples and the Politics of Citizenship

Nadia Eldemerdash

In this article I examine why Kuwait and other migrant-receiving countries in the Persian Gulf have failed to enfranchise migrant workers and their descendants through citizenship. I contend that the increasing exclusion of expatriate workers from these societies can be understood in comparison with the disenfranchisement of the stateless populations to which these governments are host. I argue that nationalist narratives that portray these groups as threatening to the host societies have been extremely significant in creating an atmosphere of increasing isolation and exclusion for both expatriates and stateless peoples. I conclude by examining what the Kuwaiti case tells us about how notions of membership and belonging develop and the significant role of historic and political circumstances in shaping these notions.

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Noncitizens’ Rights

Moving beyond Migrants’ Rights

Sin Yee Koh

migrants, expatriates, and ethnic minority diasporic communities in Malaysia and Brunei. Writing this essay has given me an opportunity to reflect on the common theme underlying these research and teaching endeavors—that of differential rights accorded to

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Expat, Local, and Refugee

“Studying Up” the Global Division of Labor and Mobility in the Humanitarian Industry in Jordan

Reem Farah

's socioeconomic issues, such as “driving up housing costs, forcing down wages, and increasing unemployment among Jordanians” ( Zyck and Armstrong 2014: 6 ). At the same time, an unprecedented influx of expatriate humanitarians arrived to address the forced

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“The Dragon Can't Roar”

Analysis of British Expatriate Masculinity in Yusuf Dawood's One Life Too Many

Antony Mukasa Mate

Yusuf Dawood's One Life Too Many (1987) is a poignant exploration of the life of British expatriate Sydney Walker in colonial and postcolonial Kenya. The text epitomizes the nexus between power and masculinity through the rise and fall of the

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Rafael Guendelman Hales

network of communication among its members, and acts as an important meeting center for different activities related to culture, politics, and expatriate Iraqi society in general. There are two main groups that meet regularly: the Older People's Group and

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

expatriate” versus “local” humanitarian workers in Jordan. Further expanding the focus on local responses to displacement, Heather Wurtz and Olivia Wilkinson examine the ways that local faith actors in Mexico and Honduras conceptualize and engage with

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Sophie Meunier

represents a remarkable increase of 60 percent since 2000 and an average growth rate of 4 percent per year. 11 Estimates now put the number of French expatriates at over 3 million in 2016. According to INSEE, between 2006 and 2013, for the first time the

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Félix Germain

in the same year as Maran’s death. The end of the colonial regime encouraged many African intellectuals and African-American expatriates to leave Paris for Africa, where opportunities were thought to be endless. Cook, who had mostly focused on the

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Sanaz Nasirpour

showing her opposition to the condition by wearing loose-fitting clothes and headscarves. An expatriate activist fighting against the idea of compulsory hijab completes the actions which take place inside Iran. In doing so, women’s rights activists in the

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Introduction

Writing History and the Social Sciences with Ivan Jablonka

Nathan Bracher

, expatriation, and legal dilemmas impact the history of the nation. Ultimately, the researcher-narrator’s construction of the narrative is what makes it possible to join all the various strands of individual lives together with continuity, coherence, and