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Aspiration and Desperation Traps in Trajectories of Physical and Social Mobility-Immobility

Young Female Migrants in the City

Ellen Bal, Hosna J. Shewly, and Runa Laila

article unfolds the complexities of the “aspiration/desperation/mobility” nexus in contemporary rural–urban migration processes in Bangladesh. We focus in particular on the intersection of the physical and existential mobility of our interlocutors involved

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The Post-Deportation Desperation and Refunneling of Aspirations of the Mexicans Deported from the United States

Agnieszka Radziwinowiczówna

, waiting turns their migration aspirations into desperation (lack of aspirations and a feeling of helplessness). I argue that refunneling of aspirations, understood as imagining for oneself a plan of action alternative to remigration, anchors a deported

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Desperate Aspirations among Paraguayan Youths

The Renegotiation of Migration and Rural Futures

Corinna Land

shared desperation and contradicts Doña Ramira's ghost city scenario. A change of scenery: Ángela's sister-in-law is sitting at her kitchen table in a house on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. She shakes her head. “Life is becoming difficult here

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Stéphanie Ponsavady

uses the interrelation between aspiration and desperation as a powerful analytical framework to interrogate the relationships between mobility, immobility, migration, and sedentarization. By confronting these term-pairs, they also seek to deconstruct

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“Who Leaves Home If There is a Choice?”

Migration Decisions of Women Workers on Tea Plantations in India

Supurna Banerjee

entry point to the puzzles that this article engages with: from here, we can examine meanings around migration, through interrogating the frames of mobility and immobility, aspiration and desperation that are often deployed, and understand and articulate

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Interrogating Aspirations through Migratory Mobilities

Supurna Banerjee and Eva Gerharz

complex interrelation between aspiration and desperation constitutes the key entry point for examining migration and im/mobility. Lived experiences show how aspirations are shaped by structures and regimes of mobility on the one hand, and migrant

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Response to my critics

Ellen Hertz

opinion piece ( 2020 ): ‘There is an air of desperation about the incessant efforts to address [socioeconomic] problems by jawboning corporations to be better citizens.’ I believe it is time to conclude, with Appelbaum, that the great experiment in

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In the shade of the chinar

Dushanbe's affective spatialities

Malika Bahovadinova

affect and sentimental politics ( Berlant 1999 ) in the processes of city beautification and development. While the desperation shown by those mourning the old Soviet city of Dushanbe may not have been able to stem the tide of construction, this article

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Some Final Jottings

Lionel Blue

Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit . The only answer is to try it and see if anybody is there or not. That is what I did, out of desperation, and I advise you to do the same. You may know a lot about God and have certificates and doctorates in theology

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Book Review

Matthew Bradney

individual desperation, a kind of drowning. Perhaps the most interesting part of chapter one is Dean’s criticism of ‘left realism’ according to which collectivity is ‘undesirable because it is suspected of excluding possibilities, effacing difference, and