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Banu Nilgün Uygun

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.

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Simone Toji


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.

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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

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“China gives and China takes”

African traders and the nondocumenting states

Shanshan Lan

. 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

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Dirty Work, Dangerous Others

The Politics of Outsourced Immigration Enforcement in Mexico

Wendy Vogt

’ 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

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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

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From philanthropy to impact investing

The case of Luxembourg

Shirlita Espinosa

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