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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

article asks, how does the transnational humanitarian industry shape a global division of mobility and labor among expatriate, local, and refugee workers? How does access to mobility configure access to labor nationally and internationally? And what

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Dirty Work, Dangerous Others

The Politics of Outsourced Immigration Enforcement in Mexico

Wendy Vogt

politics around Central American migration in Mexico and vis-à-vis US political rhetoric. Through the construction of Central Americans as “dirty others”—vectors of disease, criminals, smugglers, and workers—they come to embody “matter out of place” that

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Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Francesco Carella

“developed countries”) rather than what it is, given the diversity of migration flows within the “global South.” EFQ: As you have noted elsewhere, migrant workers, especially those who work in the informal economy, often face multiple violations of their

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Fashioning Masculinities through Migration

Narratives of Romanian Construction Workers in London

Alexandra Urdea

in Singapore, I follow the “social reproduction of … workers as men, conditioned through their position in the division of labour” (2014: 1015), generating new forms of hegemonic masculinities. R.W Connell and James W Messerschmidt's notion of

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Laborers, Migrants, Refugees

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

Hanno Brankamp and Patricia Daley

process and enabled employers to manage African workers, but it ultimately had broader societal implications, including the proliferation of Eurocentric naming patterns or the hardening of ethnic territorial boundaries. Despite imposed colonial regulations

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Julien Brachet, Victoria L. Klinkert, Cory Rodgers, Robtel Neajai Pailey, Elieth Eyebiyi, Rachel Benchekroun, Grzegorz Micek, Natasha N. Iskander, Aydan Greatrick, Alexandra Bousiou, and Anne White

New York via Lampedusa, he conducted interviews in many places, with military officers, aid workers, NGO volunteers, and adventurer journalists. He also uses a wide range of reports, children's fairy tales, and personal anecdotes to build a

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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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Simone Toji

, crooked needles, parts of old sewing machines all over the floor. The rubbed walls, marked with traces of labor, suggested the place of tables, machines, and workers. The smell permeated the entire room, that smell so intimate and familiar to Jakob. The

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Christine Moderbacher

“guest workers” who had settled down in the district known as Molenbeek, at that time largely deserted. As in many other European cities, this desertion had a particular socioeconomic reason. The economic growth of the 1950s and 1960s saw Belgium's middle

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Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Mette Louise Berg

legal consciousness of UK social workers in re/making immigration policy in practice (Kathryn Tomko Dennler). As well as this nuanced and varied body of articles, practitioner reflections, and interventions, utopian/dystopian imaginings, and interview