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Middle-Aged Syrian Women’s Contributions to Family Livelihoods during Protracted Displacement in Jordan
Dina Sidhva
Ann-Christin Zuntz
Ruba al Akash
Ayat Nashwan
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Areej Al-Majali

governance in Jordan. Recent scholarship on gender and forced migration emphasises ‘women’s multiple positions within conflict and displacement situations, and […] female agency rather than depicting women as non-agentic victims’ ( Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, 2014 : 395; cf. Hajdukowski-Ahmed et al. , 2008 ; Freedman et al. , 2017 ). Still, women seem to be visible in the Syria humanitarian response in binary ways, either as victims (of gender

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Global conversations on refuge

At a time when the world is faced with an unprecedented and growing number of people being displaced around the world, scholars strive to make sense of what appear to be constantly unfolding “crises.” These attempts, however, often operate within niche and increasingly fragmented fields, thus making it difficult to develop a historically nuanced and theoretically informed understanding of how forced displacement is produced, managed, and experienced globally and locally. To advance such an understanding, this book offers an interdisciplinary and transnational approach to thinking about structures, spaces, and lived experiences of displacement. This is a collective effort by sociologists, geographers, anthropologists, political scientists, historians, and migration studies scholars to develop new cross-regional conversations and theoretically innovative vocabularies in the work on forced displacement. We engage in a historical, transnational, interdisciplinary dialogue to offer different ways of theorizing about refugees, internally displaced persons, stateless people, and others that have been forcibly displaced. Our work opens critical discussions of forced displacement, drawing it together with other contemporary issues in different disciplines such as urbanization, securitization, race, and imperialism. The book brings together different regions and countries into dialogue with each other – from Latin America, to sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, North America, South and Southeast Asia. The book, while being of particular interest to scholars of forced migration, will be an important text for those interested in studying the intersection between displacement and contemporary political, social, and economic issues.

Amanda Alencar
Julia Camargo

market and manage their own time and tasks through work available through smartphones ( Easton-Calabria, 2019 ). While digital work can certainly bring about positive changes in the context of forced migration, dominant imaginaries around the role of the digital in refugees’ economic lives tend to reflect a broader neoliberal project that envisions a retreat of the welfare state and the increased marketisation of humanitarianism ( Ramsay, 2020 ). The process

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Transcultural identities and art-making in a globalised world

Migration, understood as the movement of people and cultures, gives impetus to globalisation and the transculturation processes that the interaction between people and cultures entails. This book addresses migration as a profoundly transforming force that has remodelled artistic and art institutional practices across the world. It explores contemporary art's critical engagement with migration and globalisation as a key source for improving our understanding of how these processes transform identities, cultures, institutions and geopolitics. The book also explores three interwoven issues of enduring interest: identity and belonging, institutional visibility and recognition of migrant artists, and the interrelations between aesthetics and politics, and its representations of forced migration. Transculturality indicates a certain quality (of an idea, an object, a self-perception or way of living) which joins a variety of elements indistinguishable as separate sources. The topic of migration is permeated not only with political but also with ethical urgencies. The most telling sign of how profoundly the mobility turn has affected the visual arts is perhaps the spread of the term global art in the discourses on art, where it is often used as a synonym for internationally circulating contemporary art. The book examines interventions by three artists who take a critical de- and postcolonial approach to the institutional structures and spaces of Western museums. The book also looks at the politics of representation, and particularly the question of how aesthetics, politics and ethics can be triangulated and balanced when artists seek to make visible the conditions of irregular migration.

Lisette R. Robles

) . 11 DV/IPV – Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence. 12 See Pillay (2001) . Works Cited Ager , A. ( 2014 ), ‘ Health and Forced Migration ’, in Fiddian-Qasmiyeh , E. , Loescher , G

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Swati Mehta Dhawan
Julie Zollmann

Introduction ‘Financial inclusion’ has become the cause du jour for several humanitarian players in the forced migration space. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) 2018 Global Compact on Refugees called for financial inclusion as a means to support ‘self-reliance’, which they define as ‘the social and economic ability of an individual, household or community to meet essential needs in a sustainable manner and with dignity

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Rethinking Digital Divides by Linda Leung
Antonio Díaz Andrade

characterise the social relationships of asylum seekers in refugee camps and detention centres. Supported by impactful quotes from asylum seekers who survived violence and war, she elaborates on how strong community ties – largely face-to-face – give way to the formation of weak ties in the face of forced migration. To some extent these interactions allow refugees to restore connections and obtain vital information for their life in an unfamiliar environment. Her findings suggest that these weak ties

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German Responses to the June 2019 Mission of the Sea-Watch 3
Klaus Neumann

influential German tabloid with a daily print-run of about 1.5 million, warmed to Rackete. On 1 July, Bild had published an article about Rackete that was titled ‘Criminal or Role Model?’ ( Weise et al. , 2019 ), in which the paper appeared to be undecided about how to handle the case of the Sea-Watch 3 . Two weeks later, however, with polls showing that a majority of Germans condoned Rackete’s conduct, the paper published a full-page interview with Rackete ( Ronzheimer, 2019 ), and gave her the opportunity to talk in some detail about forced migration from the global

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Paul Currion

. B. ( 2014 ), ‘ Humanitarian Innovation, Humanitarian Renewal?’ , Forced Migration Review Supplement: Innovation and Refugees . Sandvik , K. B. ( 2017 ), ‘ Now is the Time to Deliver: Looking for Humanitarian Innovation’s Theory of Change’ , Journal of International Humanitarian Action , 2 : 8 , doi

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Architecture, Building and Humanitarian Innovation
Tom Scott-Smith

, Humanitarian Renewal? ’, Forced Migration Review , 47 : S , 25 – 7 . Scott , J. ( 1998 ), Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed ( London : Yale University Press ). Scott-Smith , T. ( 2013 ), ‘ The

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