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Elisabeth Yarbakhsh

Derrida’s hostipitalité formulation provides a framework through which we might begin to explore the relationship between Iranian citizen-hosts and Afghan refugee-guests in the city of Shiraz and the surrounding province. Notions of Iranian hospitality thread through multiple and diverse constructions of Iranian selfhood. Religion, poetry and history speak to what it means to be Iranian, marking out categories of Self and Other and, in doing so, exposing the limits of hospitality in the very spaces that the nation is most acutely felt.

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Atta ur Rehman Sheikh

Afghan society represents a wide spectrum of tribal and ethnic groups with generally strong patriarchal norms. Given this patriarchal structure, coupled with the predominant tribal value system, the honour of a tribe is closely attributed to its women, and the protection of women by secluding them is thus a continued practice and norm. The division of public and private spheres is strictly adhered to as a means to maintain and preserve the honour of the family or tribe. The forced migration of Afghans has resulted in drastic changes in Afghan women’s lives and produced tensions in the tribal and social structure. Due to the absence of customary social support networks, material difficulties and cases of shattered families have become worse, and women’s mobility and freedom have been even further curtailed. At the same time, the refugee situation, extending over two decades, has brought about several changes in terms of attitudes towards health, hygiene, literacy, education, skill training and customs, due to the developmental work of various relief agencies.

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Refugee studies in Austria today

From challenges to a research horizon

Leonardo Schiocchet, Sabine Bauer-Amin, Maria Six-Hohenbalken, and Andre Gingrich

something seemingly much more inconsequential: research that seeks to discuss if, for example, Afghan refugees can “integrate” in Germany. It was within this context, facing these new manifestations of the 2015 refugee situation as it emerged, that ISA took

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Ivi Daskalaki and Nadina Leivaditi

of Refugee Studies 20 ( 2 ): 265 – 280 . . Chatty , Dawn , ed. 2010 . Deterritorialized Youth: Sahrawi and Afghan Refugees at the Margins of the Middle East . New York : Berghahn Books . Chatty , Dawn

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‘We Are Both Diplomats and Traders’

Afghan Transregional Traders Across the Former Soviet Union

Magnus Marsden

activities, Mustafa decided to pursue a career in journalism, eventually running a TV station. He then became an activist, and was elected as a member of Ukraine’s parliament in 2014. Nayyem’s shift in status from Afghan refugee to Ukrainian parliamentarian