through the reconfiguration of health-care
provision (including changes in maternity care) and educational systems (resulting in
significantly larger classes). In turn, the reduction of employment and pension rights is
resulting in an unsustainable strain on service providers and the potential
‘migration’ of employees, current and future, away from UNRWA. Nonetheless, while justified through reference to the ‘severity of the funding
shortfall’, the reduction of services must be viewed as part of a broader historical
trend in defunding and
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Humanitarian Information Systems and the Mirage of
Technology’ , Third World Quarterly ,
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Sandvik , K.
B. ( 2014 ), ‘ Humanitarian
Innovation, Humanitarian Renewal?’ , Forced
Migration Review Supplement: Innovation and
Sandvik , K.
B. ( 2017 ), ‘ Now is
masse, might be able to bring pressure to bear to relieve suffering (mobilised
citizens in the West) to think that something is being done so they need not act nor feel
guilty. Donations are given instrumentally, to prevent migration, and as the wages of sin, a
palliative for guilt and shame. Humanitarian actions might help prevent armies of the
dispossessed from flooding the shores of the wealthy by keeping those who suffer ‘over
there’. Whatever the reasons, the fact that international and local NGOs are heroically
working to deal with the
Rohinton Mistry is the only author whose every novel has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Such a Long Journey (1991), A Fine Balance (1995) and Family Matters (2002) are all set in India's Parsee community. Recognised as one of the most important contemporary writers of postcolonial literature, Mistry's subtle yet powerful narratives engross general readers, excite critical acclaim and form staple elements of literature courses across the world. This study provides an insight into the key features of Mistry's work. It suggests how the author's writing can be read in terms of recent Indian political history, his native Zoroastrian culture and ethos, and the experience of migration, which now sees him living in Canada. The texts are viewed through the lens of diaspora and minority discourse theories to show how Mistry's writing is illustrative of marginal positions in relation to sanctioned national identities. In addition, Mistry utilises and blends the conventions of oral storytelling common to the Persian and South Asian traditions, with nods in the direction of the canonical figures of modern European literature, sometimes reworking and reinflecting their registers and preoccupations to create a distinctive voice redolent of the hybrid inheritance of Parsee culture and of the postcolonial predicament more generally.
This book explains theoretical work in postcolonial and postsocialist studies to
offer a novel and distinctive insight into how Yugoslavia is configured by, and
through, race. It presents the history of how ideas of racialised difference
have been translated globally in Yugoslavia. The book provides a discussion on
the critical race scholarship, global historical sociologies of 'race in
translation' and south-east European cultural critique to show that the
Yugoslav region is deeply embedded in global formations of race. It considers
the geopolitical imagination of popular culture; the history of ethnicity; and
transnational formations of race before and during state socialism, including
the Non-Aligned Movement. The book also considers the post-Yugoslav discourses
of security, migration, terrorism and international intervention, including the
War on Terror and the refugee crisis. It elaborates how often-neglected aspects
of the history of nationhood and migration reveal connections that tie the
region into the global history of race. The book also explains the linkage
between ethnic exclusivism and territory in the ethnopolitical logic of the
Bosnian conflict and in the internationally mediated peace agreements that
enshrined it: 'apartheid cartography'. Race and whiteness remained
perceptible in post-war Bosnian identity discourses as new, open-ended forms of
post-conflict international intervention developed.
Caribbean migration to Britain brought many new things—new music, new foods, new styles. It brought new ways of thinking too. This book explores the intellectual ideas that the West Indians brought with them to Britain. It shows that, for more than a century, West Indians living in Britain developed a dazzling intellectual critique of the codes of Imperial Britain. Chapters discuss the influence of, amongst others, C. L. R. James, Una Marson, George Lamming, Jean Rhys, Claude McKay and V. S. Naipaul. The contributors draw from many different disciplines to bring alive the thought and personalities of the figures they discuss, providing a picture of intellectual developments in Britain from which we can still learn much. The introduction argues that the recovery of this Caribbean past, on the home territory of Britain itself, reveals much about the prospects of multiracial Britain.
Hannah Jones, Yasmin Gunaratnam, Gargi Bhattacharyya, William Davies, Sukhwant Dhaliwal, Emma Jackson and Roiyah Saltus
Living Research Three: Migration research and
One of the motivations for our project was
to use research to intervene in public debates on immigration by providing
alternative perspectives on what is often a polarised and entrenched debate
where the perspectives of migrants and racially minoritised communities barely
feature (Conlan, 2014 ; Migrant
Voice, 2014 ) and where, as we
dimensions of inter-civilisational engagement: migration, deep engagement in economic relations, cultural exchange
and creation, and political reconstruction of civilisational models. The four
dimensions are not exhaustively treated and are analytics for further substantive
research, starting with the exploration in chapters in the subsequent part. This
chapter features several examples that illustrate aspects of the argument. Most
of them are remote from the twenty-first century and are chosen to illuminate
what has generally been neglected: the very early development
Borders, ticking clocks and timelessness among temporary labour migrants in Israel
Robin A. Harper and Hani Zubida
minds would be impossible, and with that, all life together.’
Cross-border migration offers an interesting challenge to these naturalised views
of shared time structures. Due to transnationalism, nostalgia and cultural difference, migrants exist both according to local temporal norms and home-country
timescapes. In this simultaneity, time is not linear but layered, with competing,
sometimes contradictory strains, imaging home while living in the new rhythms of
the receiving state. This is a normal result of transnationalism and common to all
immigrants (Cwerner 2001
Netherland Geographical Studies.
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Every African ‘Infiltrator’ will Return Home’.
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