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Migrant Residents in Search of Residences

Locating Structural Violence at the Interstices of Bureaucracies

Megan Sheehan

Over the past 20 years, migration to Chile has increased dramatically in size and scope, driven by Chile’s return to democracy, growing economy, and demand for unskilled labor. As migrants settle in Chile, they face numerous encounters with

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Between Labor Migration and Forced Displacement

Wartime Mobilities in the Burkina Faso–Côte d’Ivoire Transnational Space

Jesper Bjarnesen

rebels effectively divided the country in two, labor migrants and long-settled immigrant families were forced to return to their country of origin. While the Ivorian crisis to a large extent revolved around notions of autochthony and belonging that

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Departheid

The Draconian Governance of Illegalized Migrants in Western States

Barak Kalir

How are we to make sense of systemic violence against unarmed migrants and refugees by numerous state actors in Western democratic countries? How do some of our fellow human beings who exercise mobility across states, and have not (yet or fully

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Michael D. Jackson

according to their needs.” What, for example, do we owe refugees and migrants? Despite the fact that our laws of citizenship and our sense of nationality exclude them from entering our affluent world and receiving the benefits of it, is there some principle

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The Meanings of the Move?

From “Predicaments of Mobility” to “Potentialities in Displacement”

Stephen C. Lubkemann

affects social mobility at the individual level; (b) how both of these mobilities interact to transform social power and relations at the societal level; and (c) from a focus on migrants to the migration-affected. Against a long-standing tendency in the

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Ethnographic Engagement with Bureaucratic Violence

Erin R. Eldridge and Amanda J. Reinke

’s article highlights the centrality of documentation. In Chile, official documents are pivotal to one’s ability to legally “exist” as a migrant, but unattainable documents in the private housing sector place individuals in precarious and unsafe housing

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The Dialectics of Displacement and Emplacement

Henrik Vigh and Jesper Bjarnesen

seem foreign and frightening (a common experience of many xenophobic nationalists or stranded civilians). Just as being emplaced may necessitate a move away from the place where one seeks to locate oneself socially (a common experience for many migrants

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Staying out of Place

The Being and Becoming of Burundian Refugees in the Camp and the City

Simon Turner

undocumented migrants. The refugees living in this part of the city often came from the camps and had only little knowledge of the neighborhood where they lived but had an extensive knowledge of the network of Burundians living clandestinely in this part of the

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"Our Future Is Already in Jeopardy"

Duress and the Palimpsest of Violence of Two CAR Student Refugees in the DRC

Maria Catherina Wilson Janssens

migrant world, also applies to the refugee world. Michael Jackson argues that migrants are able to give up the life to which they were born because they believe they will be able to gain a more abundant life in the future (2008: 60). If one is unable to

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Philippine Prison Marriages

The Politics of Kinship and Women's Composite Agency

Sif Lehman Jensen

everyday of women remain unexplored. I seek to address this gap by reflecting on how women maneuver the entangled relationship of family and insurgency politics that characterizes their home communities in everyday life as migrants at the urban periphery of