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Sabina Barone and Mehdi Alioua

, namely, “Africans,” “African migrants,” and “Sub-Saharan migrants.” What do these terms imply and what do they tell us about Moroccan identity? Mehdi Alioua: It's hard to answer that question because it not only has to do with the issue of human

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Cowboys, Icebergs, and "Outlaws"

The Paradoxes and Possibilities of the Francophone Belgian Road Movie

Michael Gott

This article builds on recent scholarship on the European road movie, focusing on Francophone Belgian road films that engage with issues of citizenship and personal, national, and transnational identities. The relationship of these films to the process of identity reformulation within new European parameters is examined, using four films from the past decade as case studies: Eldorado (Bouli Lanners, 2008), L'iceberg (Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy, 2005), Quand la mer monte/When the Sea Rises (Jeanne Moreau and Gilles Porte, 2004), and Les folles aventures de Simon Konianski/Simon Konianski (Micha Wald, 2008). Despite the limited scale of its territory, this article contends that Belgium's complex make-up and status as a post-colonial “melting pot“ provides the ideal laboratory for cinematic identity quests. While anchored in a distinctively Belgian context, these films demonstrate that national boundaries are no longer an adequate container for identities in contemporary Europe. Particular focus is paid to the ways by which each film employs and distorts the traditional road movie template to stage voyages into citizenship.

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Undoing Traceable Beginnings

Citizenship and Belonging among Former Burundian Refugees in Tanzania

Patricia Daley, Ng’wanza Kamata, and Leiyo Singo

national identity with the adoption of the nation-state model on independence ( Aminzade 2013 ; Heilman 1998 ; Hunter 2015 ; Nagar 1997 ); and the politics of mobility in the context of economic liberalization and democratization ( Dorman et al. 2007

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Imagining Futures of Energy

Views from Central Asia

Markus S. Schulz

sustainable development, and the building of a “competitive” national identity that preserves history and spirituality but is pragmatically open to new knowledge and the challenges of global markets. 6 When the northward move of Kazakhstan’s capital from

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Governing Global Aeromobility

Canada and Airport Refugee Claimants in the 1980s

Bret Edwards

December 1984, M1. 67 National Film Board of Canada, Who Gets In? dir. Barry Greenwald, 1989. 68 Malarek, Haven’s Gate , 74. 69 José Eduardo Igartua, The Other Quiet Revolution: National Identities in English Canada, 1945–71 (Vancouver

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Sacred Welcomes

How Religious Reasons, Structures, and Interactions Shape Refugee Advocacy and Settlement

Benjamin Boudou, Hans Leaman, and Maximilian Miguel Scholz

of them find refuge in Muslim-majority countries; five of the ten nations hosting the largest refugee populations within their borders maintain strong Muslim national identities ( UNHCR 2019 ). Scholars have recently been expanding the English

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Laborers, Migrants, Refugees

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

Hanno Brankamp and Patricia Daley

seek to strengthen the relationship between national territory and identity, subliminally fueling calls to “root out” foreigners and xenophobic attacks against Africans from other parts of the continent. We argue that research on migration in Africa

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Peter Merriman, Georgine Clarsen, and Gijs Mom

. The issue opens with two standard articles, one by Panagiotis Zestanakis and the other by Bret Edwards. In his article, “Motorcycling in 1980s Athens: Popularization, Representational Politics, and Social Identities,” Zestanakis examines the rapid

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Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder

of gender and identity developing as some of the most significant. We can understand matters of gender and power by (at least) two vectors: discursive formations in which language use frames experience, and individual performed experiences—ones that

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“It’s Being, Not Doing”

Hospitality and Hostility between Local Faith Actors and International Humanitarian Organizations in Refugee Response

Olivia J. Wilkinson

organizations become more familiar to other secular actors. A Muslim himself, he did not see Muslim organizations in the same way. He thought that this was due to the way that identity was presented by different organizations. Although many of the national NGOs