This essay explores the sexual-economic transactions between Turkish men and women from the former Soviet Union (FSU), focusing on Trabzon, a Turkish port town on the southeast coast of the Black Sea. I first provide background on 'the new migration' from the FSU to Turkey, paying particular attention to some of the political stakes in discussions of transnational sex work. I then explore these issues through the stories of two migrant women from the FSU who live in Trabzon. In these stories I highlight the ambiguity and complexity of sexual-economic transactions between local men and migrant women to show the inadequacy of the category 'sex work'. Finally, I turn to the demand side of the equation and consider the ideologies shaping the perceptions of local men. I situate them within the context of discourses of modernity in Turkey as they are reconfigured by Turkey's integration into global markets.
the case of Turkey
Banu Nilgün Uygun
This is a story about the disturbed perception of an elderly person of Polish origin who is living through the effects of dementia. Throughout his discontinuous flashes of consciousness, the text plays with senses of alterity and the invisibility of different groups who lived or are still living in Bom Retiro, a neighborhood in the city of São Paulo. The story refers symbolically to a sense of “discovery” of new migration patterns in the city when south-south migration flows became prominent. The existence of different groups of nationalities is also represented in the narrative by the characters’ use of terms borrowed from various languages. While Polish is recovered by the main character in order to explore a sense of belonging, words in Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese are appropriated by him and other figures to establish a certain degree of alterity in relation to the migrants who are native speakers of these three languages.
To Accompany and to Observe: Engaged Scholarship and Social Change Vis-à-Vis Sub-Saharan Transmigration in Morocco
An Interview with Mehdi Alioua
Sabina Barone and Mehdi Alioua
preceding constitution, recognizes the importance of human rights, including the rights of foreigners and migrants. It is only in 2013 that we got a new migration policy, and it takes time for a policy to work; it is still not working perfectly today, but
African traders and the nondocumenting states
. Nigerians in China: A second state of immobility . International Migration 50 ( 2 ): 65 – 80 . 10.1111/j.1468-2435.2011.00713.x Haugen , Heidi Østbø . 2015 . Destination China: The country adjusts to its new migration reality . Migration Policy
The Politics of Outsourced Immigration Enforcement in Mexico
’ groups increased pressure on the Mexican government to overhaul its outdated migration policies. In 2011, Mexico passed a new migration law, which guaranteed health and education rights to unauthorized migrants, as well as procedures for migrants to
Theodore Powers and Theodoros Rakopoulos
austerity measures, be they solidarity economies, new migration patterns, or existential frustration. Indeed, most of the articles seem to be showing a rejection of neoliberal assault via austerity, a sort of postcrisis double movement. If subjectivation
The case of Luxembourg
in Western Europe shape the philanthropic and investment potential of Filipino migrants who settled in the country. The strong financial and economic status of Luxembourg provides an example of new migration-related investment opportunities despite