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Following a migration category

What does expatriate mean? Who gets described as an expatriate rather than a migrant? And why do such distinctions matter? Following the expatriate explores these questions by tracing the postcolonial genealogy of the category expatriate from mid-twentieth-century decolonisation to current debates about migration, and examining the current stakes of debates about expatriates. As the book shows, the question of who is an expatriate was as hotly debated in 1961 as it is today. Back then, as now, it was entangled in the racialised, classed and gendered politics of migration and mobility. Combining ethnographic and historical research, the book discusses uses of the expatriate across academic literature, corporate management and international development practice, personal memory projects, and urban diaspora spaces in The Hague and Nairobi. It tells situated stories about the category’s making and remaking, its contestation and the lived experience of those labelled expatriate. By attending to racialised, gendered and classed struggles over who is an expatriate, the book shows that migration categories are at the heart of how intersecting material and symbolic social inequalities are enacted today. Any project for social justice thus needs to dissect and dismantle categories like the expatriate, and the book offers innovative analytical and methodological strategies to advance this project.

The position(ality) of think tank(er)s in knowledge production in and on the Middle East and Europe
Daniela Huber

knowledge production of think tanks takes place, which funding conditions they work in and which impact think tank(er)s can have in the first place. As this chapter argues, conditions relate in particular to the diverse political democratic/autocratic environments, a tough competition for funding, and particular structures of occlusion and exclusion/inclusion. The chapter proceeds as follows: first, it elaborates on the politics of knowledge production within think tanks. It then delves into a personal account of how think

in Knowledge production in higher education
Voices from Europe’s ‘migrant crisis’

Reclaiming Migration critically assesses the EU’s migration policy agenda by directly engaging the voices of Europe’s so-called migrant crisis that otherwise remain unheard: those of people on the move. It undertakes an extensive analysis of a counter-archive of testimonies co-produced with people migrating across the Mediterranean during 2015 and 2016, to document the ways in which EU policy developments both produce and perpetuate the precarity of those migrating under perilous conditions. The book shows how testimonies based on lived experiences of travelling to – and arriving in – the EU draw attention to the flawed assumptions embedded in the deterrence paradigm and policies of anti-smuggling; in protection mechanisms and asylum procedures that rely on simplistic understandings of the migratory journey; and in the EU’s self-projection as a place of human rights and humanitarianism. Yet, it also goes further to reveal how experiences of precarity, which such policies give rise to, are inseparable from claims for justice that are advanced by people on the move, who collectively provide a damning critique of the EU policy agenda. Reclaiming Migration develops a distinctive ‘anti-crisis’ approach to the analysis of migratory politics and shows how migration forms part of a broader movement that challenges the injustices of Europe’s ‘postcolonial present’. Written collectively by a team of esteemed scholars from across multiple disciplines, the book serves as an important contribution to debates in migration, border and refugee studies, as well as more widely to debates about postcolonialism and the politics of knowledge production.

Jack Holland

reviews, with fans feeling ‘cheated’ by the lack of narrative closure. 46 Fan review of Season 5, Episode 10, at IMDb , User Reviews, The Wire , -30-(30 September 2008), ibid . 47 Simon, quoted in Pearson and Andrews, ‘David Simon’. 48 Ibid . 49 Ibid . 50 I. Kamola, ‘The Politics of Knowledge Production: On Structure and the World of The Wire ’, in S. Deylami and J. Havercroft (eds), Everything is Connected: The Politics of HBO’s ‘The Wire’ (New York: Routledge, 2014 ), p. 70. 51 See, for example, A. Chaddha and W. Wilson, ‘“Way down in

in Fictional television and American Politics
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Theatre and the politics of engagement

This book is about science in theatre and performance. It explores how theatre and performance engage with emerging scientific themes from artificial intelligence to genetics and climate change. The book covers a wide range of performance forms from the spectacle of the Paralympics Opening Ceremony to Broadway musicals, from experimental contemporary performance and opera to educational theatre, Somali poetic drama and grime videos. It features work by pioneering companies including Gob Squad, Headlong Theatre and Theatre of Debate as well as offering fresh analysis of global blockbusters such as Wicked and Urinetown. The book offers detailed description and analysis of theatre and performance practices as well as broader commentary on the politics of theatre as public engagement with science. It documents important examples of collaborative practice with extended discussion of the Theatre of Debate process developed by Y Touring theatre company, exploration of bilingual theatre-making in East London and an account of how grime MCs and dermatologists ended up making a film together in Birmingham. The interdisciplinary approach draws on contemporary research in theatre and performance studies in combination with key ideas from science studies. It shows how theatre can offer important perspectives on what the philosopher of science Isabelle Stengers has called ‘cosmopolitics’. The book argues that theatre can flatten knowledge hierarchies and hold together different ways of knowing.

Africa’s Quest for Authentic Knowledge
M. John Lamola

, in 1977, of Sur la philosophie africaine: Critique de l’ethnophilosophie 13 and its eventual publication in English six years later, as African Philosophy: Myth and Reality , established Hountondji not only as an innovative contributor to the field of philosophy, but as a significant African scholar in the politics of knowledge production. This book, according to Ghanaian-British philosopher, Kwame Anthony Appiah (see Ampiah in this volume), is “arguably the most influential work of African Philosophy in the French language”. 14 The volume won the United States

in The Pan-African Pantheon
Olivia Casagrande
Claudio Alvarado Lincopi
, and
Roberto Cayuqueo Martínez

hadn’t also been willing to cross the border, step outside your comfort zone and get muddy, and think about the tensions of roles and positions in the politics of knowledge production. All of this is quite uncomfortable for traditional views of anthropology. Now, on the other hand, the truth is that I didn’t do it consciously either; I just went on a rant. It wasn’t a matter of tactics; there was no tactic or strategy at the time. It was simply a very visceral rage about the way knowledge is

in Performing the jumbled city
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Reclaiming migration: voices from Europe’s ‘migrant crisis’
Vicki Squire
Nina Perkowski
Dallal Stevens
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Nick Vaughan-Williams

regard, considers how people on the move speak and act ‘in the name of equality’ precisely where relations of inequality are otherwise presupposed (Rancière, 2004 ). It engages people on the move as experiential ‘experts’ and theorists in the field of migration, to develop an approach to the politics of knowledge production in which those who are usually discounted in policy debates are approached as those with the authority to speak (Johnson, 2016 ; Squire, 2018 ; see also Vaughan-Williams and Stevens, 2016 ; Jarvis, 2018 ). The aim here is not to advance an

in Reclaiming migration
Andrea J. Nightingale

Global North that this chapter presented bring us back to the questions I raised at the beginning of this piece: how do processes of social inclusion and exclusion reshape adaptation; and how can the politics of knowledge production and feminist urban political ecology scholarship in particular help reshape adaptation? While IPCC definitions – and associated funding – are tied to

in Turning up the heat
Catherine Baker

for their own needs. (Kovačec 2005 ) Both the deliberate rejection of social alternatives in post-Yugoslav ethnonationalisms, and the consequent dominance of nationalism and ethnopolitical conflict as frames for research, have created a politics of knowledge production – inside, outside and across the permeable inside–outside of, the region – that pushes state socialism's geopolitical complexity towards or beyond the margins of public consciousness. Socialist Yugoslavia

in Race and the Yugoslav region