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Fashioning Masculinities through Migration

Narratives of Romanian Construction Workers in London

Alexandra Urdea

labor migration initially planned as temporary tends to become permanent over time, as networks in the place of migration strengthen, while those with the places of origin weaken. The present study aims to upset the notion of temporary migration as a set

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Adversary Analysis and the Quest for Global Development

Optimizing the Dynamic Conflict of Interest in Transnational Migration

Binod Khadria

In the traditional discourses on modern international migration, the 'sending' countries of the South are supposed to derive three kinds of static benefits—remittances, transfer of technology, and return migration. In today's postmodern transnationalization-through-migration context, the stakes are no longer static but dynamic, and the relative benefits to the 'receiving' countries of the North are much bigger than those that they 'concede'. Does the South have a say in assessing these benefits for the North? Only in an equitable adversary analysis—that is, in a strategic rather than standard cost-benefit assessment, in which each party steps into each other's shoes while on a level playing field—would the dynamic conflict of interest be addressed in ways that would produce a truly global quest for development.

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Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Francesco Carella

permanent or temporary migration channels to meet these needs, especially in low-wage sectors. We can see this not only in the “global North,” but also in several countries of Latin America (e.g., the agriculture and construction sectors of Costa Rica, the

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Dudziro Nhengu

between short-term or temporary migration, covering movements with duration between 3 and 12 months, and long-term or permanent migration, referring to a change of country of residence for the duration of a year or more ( United Nations Department of

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Demotion as Value

Rank Infraction among the Ngadha in Flores, Indonesia

Olaf H. Smedal

however far we travel, and as whatever we travel, at one point we have to return. It is not that we return as in returning home after travels or temporary migration. But we wanted to assert that this is indeed where we come from. We want to pay our

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The Long Homecoming

Ghanaian Migrant Business and Power in Veneto, Italy

Hans Lucht

significance of temporary migration. To re-become a man (husband, father, citizen, patriot) a migrant has to return home. The home he left because it held no future for him” (2010: 58). One evening we visit another factory site in the countryside, where two

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The Territorialization of Vietnam's Northern Upland Frontier

Migrant Motivations and Misgivings from World War II until Today

Sarah Turner, Thi-Thanh-Hien Pham, and Ngô Thúy Hạnh

a more market-oriented economic system. With Đổi Mới came more variety of migration flows throughout Vietnam, and spontaneous and often circular or temporary migration increased in volume after the Hộ khẩu system was also reformed. Simultaneously