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Fashioning Masculinities through Migration

Narratives of Romanian Construction Workers in London

Alexandra Urdea

places of migration too—very often Italy or Spain. In particular, London attracts men who come to work in the city's lucrative construction industry. In 2017 Romanian men formed more than half of the EU nationals working in construction ( Kollewe 2017

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Migration and the Persian Gulf

Demography, Identity and the Road to Equitable Policies

Ali Modarres

In 2005, the nations of the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC), which consist of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, housed over 12 million international migrants. Employed mainly within the service and construction industries, these foreign workers have become a demographic majority in some GCC countries, creating an urgent need for more progressive immigration and equitable integration policies. This article provides an overview of migration to the region, situating it within the larger global emigration/immigration context. By focusing on the various stages of migration and the economic role played by migrants, the article argues for policies that protect the economic, social and political rights of labour migrants. It concludes with recommendations that consider conditions in both the GCC and migrants' countries of origin.

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Fake buildings and gray development in Nairobi

Constance Smith

her home as unexplainable or as an aberration. She was quick to link the collapse of the building to wider Nairobi politics, as well as to a shadowy world of property speculation and an opportunistic construction industry that cuts corners to increase

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Crisis and retirement

Alienation in Kerala's tea belt

Jayaseelan Raj

different locations for work in the construction industry as a helper ( kaiyāl ) for a mason ( maisthrie ). Selvam's wife suffered from various health issues and didn't go to work. This routine life was seriously hit by Devi's sudden death around eight

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Don Nonini

, pension funds, international banks) and their allies in the housing construction industry placed pressure on the center-right governments that succeeded the Den Uyl government to reduce its mandated state financing of new construction of social rental

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Air in Unexpected Places

Metabolism, Design, and the Making of an ‘African’ Aircrete

Michael Degani

construction industry is one of the largest global emissions producers, accounting in 2009 for nearly 23 per cent of all carbon emissions ( Huang et al. 2018 ). In building with concrete, it is hard not to feel like we are digging our own graves. Photo 2

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Kate Pride Brown

rural organizations, the business community, and scientists and experts. Interviews with the business community generally included representatives of the local green industry (landscaping and horticulture), the real estate and construction industries