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Introduction

Reconceptualizing Transit State in an Era of Outsourcing, Offshoring, and Obfuscation

Antje Missbach and Melissa Phillips

There has been growing pressure on states to “solve” the phenomenon of irregular migration. Destination countries have transferred this pressure onto transit countries, which are assumed to have the political will, ability, and means to stop irregular migration. This special section looks at the ways in which transit countries respond to challenges, pressures, and compromises in matters of irregular migration policies through a number of empirical case studies. Making transit countries the main focus, this special section aims to scrutinize domestic policy discourses in the transit countries, which are influenced by regional agreements and economic incentives from abroad but are also shaped by local interests and a wide range of actors. Of special interest is to understand whether the logics of destination countries that favor deterrence and exclusion have been adopted by politicians and the public discourse within transit countries.

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Conservation-Induced Resettlement

The Case of the Baka of Southeast Cameroon—A Variation on the Habitual Mobility–Immobility Nexus

Harrison Esam Awuh

. These people have been subjected to a drastic resettlement program characterized by forced immobilization, which had deep effects on Baka sociality and well-being. 6 For the purpose of this article, in which we try to understand the social forms of

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Patrick H. Hutton

Scholarly interest in the topic of nostalgia has come late to discussions of the workings of memory, a popular topic in contemporary historiography, but its moment may at last have arrived, bringing with it perspectives unappreciated a generation ago. As an emotional response to time’s passage, nostalgia has long been viewed with suspicion. From the dawn of the modern age, critics have explained that it plays into life’s illusions, drifting into sentimental idealization of a past on the fast track to obsolescence. From the earliest critical commentaries on its nature in the late seventeenth century, nostalgia has been equated with homesickness, futile longing for lost places, lost times, and lost causes. For the most part, it was diagnosed as a psychological disorder that immobilized individuals susceptible to the tug of its emotions. It was in this guise that discussion of its nature entered the lexicon of medical discourse during the nineteenth century. The impairments of those who suffered from its sadness were real. The remedy was to awaken them to life’s present realities, and so to teach them to adapt with vigor to their own times.

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Mobilizing a “Spiritual Geography”

The Art and Child Artists of the Carrolup Native School and Settlement, Western Australia

Ellen Percy Kraly and Ezzard Flowers

.” Immobilized during their forty-year storage at Colgate, the colors of the pastels remain vivid. The discovery of the artwork in New York has provoked an intense response from many parties in Australia and the United States—Noongar leaders and artists in cities

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The Meanings of the Move?

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

Stephen C. Lubkemann

seemingly most dire circumstances)—treated as an open empirical question. The transformation of an individual’s relationship to place through migration (or conversely through immobilization) can profoundly alter the social opportunity structures that

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Kudzai Matereke

development that seeks to mobilize citizens along the path of civilization while immobilizing them by curtailing efficient transmission of traditional medicinal knowledge. The (mis)representation of Africans as stagnant and failing to move in historical time

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Judith A. Nicholson and Mimi Sheller

police custody. 14 BLM activists assert that the victims were racially profiled while driving, then detained and permanently immobilized by police. This racial profiling, commonly known as DWB (Driving While Black or While Brown), 15 and DWI (Driving

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Tristan Josephson, Marcin B. Stanek, Tallie Ben Daniel, Jeremy Ash, Liz Millward, Caroline Luce, Regine Buschauer, Amanda K. Phillips and Javier Caletrío

edited collection that puts mobility studies into conversation with carceral studies to challenge the analysis of carceral spaces as only immobilizing and static. The editors, Kimberley Peters and Jennifer Turner, describe their project as investigating

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Demos and Nation

Misplacing the Dilemmas of the European Union--In Memory of Stanley Hoffmann

Charles S. Maier

faced each other along lines of trenches within states, sometimes as immobilized as troops on the Western Front from 1915 to 1918, sometimes seizing ideological territory or class victories. Nations and demoi feel their identity when they confront

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“Montag ist wieder Pegida-Tag!”

Pegida’s Community Building and Discursive Strategies

Helga Druxes

discontent across the lines of age and class. We see evidence of this cynical simulation of a diversity of conservative dissent in the von Stosches’ creation of seemingly autonomous web forums and online petitions, which immobilize the work agendas of