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“A Refugee Pastor in a Refugee Church”

Refugee-Refugee Hosting in a Faith-Based Context

Karen Lauterbach

of help. (Fieldwork notes, 14 January 2013) 1 This vignette of Pastor Justin is typical of many refugees who are assisted and hosted within faith-based communities and hence fall outside the formal and mainly secular humanitarian refugee programs

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The Urban Politics of Mega-Events

Grand Promises Meet Local Resistance

John Lauermann

Sports mega-events have long been promoted as drivers of urban development, based on their potential to generate physical, economic, and social legacies for host cities (see reviews in Andranovich and Burbank 2011 ; Essex and Chalkley 1998

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Migration – A New Normal

A Muslim Perspective

Amira Abdin

levels. Most importantly, they have to learn the language of the host country and respect the laws and culture, as is stipulated in Islamic law, which states that Muslims living in non-Muslim lands should follow the rule of that land. This does not mean

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Introduction to the Issue

Encountering Hospitality and Hostility

Mette Louise Berg and Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

since the 1950s and who have been “hosting” people displaced from Syria since 2012. In effect, as Yousif M. Qasmiyeh (2016) posits with reference to this case, Refugees ask other refugees, who are we to come to you and who are you to come to us

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A Timeless Measure of Who We Are?

Elena Isayev

the oldest narratives to survive from the ancient Mediterranean, is the encounter between the host and guest—often an unknown stranger. The actions and decisions taken over the threshold, whether in welcome or repulsion, serve to position society

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Refugee Hospitality Encounters in Northern Portugal

“Cultural Orientations” and “Contextual Protection”

Elizabeth Challinor

) argues that the possibility of hostility is always present in the host–guest relationship since a guest cannot claim rights. It is this tension between charity and rights, between voluntary commitments and legally binding obligations, that lies at the

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Places of Otherness

Comparing Eastleigh, Nairobi, and Xiaobei, Guangzhou, as Sites of South-South Migration

Neil Carrier and Gordon Mathews

mobility is perceived and treated by host countries. As trade hubs they also reveal how much mobility of people within the Global South depends on the flow of trade goods, principally those of what has been termed “low-end globalisation” ( Mathews 2018

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Giving Aid Inside the Home

Humanitarian House Visits, Performative Refugeehood, and Social Control of Syrians in Jordan

Ann-Christin Wagner

. House visits are the corner stone of grassroots organizations like VIVA that pursue a relational approach to aid. They set the scene for authentic encounters with refugees across cultural and linguistic barriers. Turning refugees into “hosts” is meant

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“It’s Being, Not Doing”

Hospitality and Hostility between Local Faith Actors and International Humanitarian Organizations in Refugee Response

Olivia J. Wilkinson

hostility ( Derrida 2000: 14 ), through what he refers to as processes of hostipitality . He explains that to be “the hospitable host” one must lay a claim to the place in which the other is welcomed, but in so doing this claim of mastery over a place also

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Notes around Hospitality as Inhabitation

Engaging with the Politics of Care and Refugees’ Dwelling Practices in the Italian Urban Context

Camillo Boano and Giovanna Astolfo

embedded in discourse and policy, it is indeed possible to suggest a use that goes beyond linearity, the host-guest binary, and conditionality. Notes around the Concept of Hospitality as Inhabitation Hospitality has become a dominant notion in