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Dirty Work, Dangerous Others

The Politics of Outsourced Immigration Enforcement in Mexico

Wendy Vogt

, has prompted critics to call out the Mexican government for doing the “dirty work” of the United States. The idea of “dirty work” is not unique to the North and Central American context. Recent reports from Niger and Libya document the “dirty work

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Of dispossessions and reclamations

Anthropology in the time of crisis

Elisabeth Schober

select few at the expense of underfunded masses (that is, precariously employed scholars doing the “dirty work” of running everyday university life). The effects of this rising inequality in our corner of the academic world becomes physically tangible

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Guarding the Body

Private Security Work in Rio de Janeiro

Erika Robb Larkins

skin color, is symbolically associated with the dirty work to be done in the household. Palpable in the racial commentaries across classes is a recognizable discourse that associates domestic work with dark skin, and dark skin with slavery, dirty

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Dan Avnon, Nitzan Lebovic, Raymond Cohen, Elie Friedman, Sara Helman, Gad Barzilai, and Ari Ariel

. Spatialization as a strategy of power is implemented daily by conscripted soldiers who have been trained as combatants, but who perform constabulary or policing missions, which they perceive as ‘dirty work’. This work is performed in the different spaces of the

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Valery B. Ferim

and finance to fuel conflicts in Africa for their benefit, it is African foot soldiers that do the dirty work. Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in Darfur since 2003 ( Kaper-Dale 2013 ) but when indicted for crimes against humanity, Omar

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Jeffrey Luppes, Klaus Berghahn, Meredith Heiser-Duron, Sara Jones, and Marcus Colla

end of the 1950s, the Federal Republic was again one of the strongest economic powers in Europe and the working class participated in this boom, with the dirty work was now done by foreign guest workers. The reunification of Germany on 3 October 1990

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‘We Are Both Diplomats and Traders’

Afghan Transregional Traders Across the Former Soviet Union

Magnus Marsden

dirty work’ of the bazaar. Yet he is close friends with many Afghan traders, and is often invited to speak to them about his research at events organized by Afghan community organizations. The traders’ collective identities therefore are informed by the

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Ka-Kin Cheuk

Settlements, Sikh policemen were regarded with contempt by many local Chinese. Probably because they served the colonial authorities rather than Chinese interests, Sikh policemen are typically labelled as ‘the enemy [to Chinese], carrying out the dirty work of