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Migration in the Making of the Gulf Space: Social, Political, and Cultural Dimensions

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Volume 11

Worlds in Motion

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Migration in the Making of the Gulf Space

Social, Political, and Cultural Dimensions

Edited by Antia Mato Bouzas and Lorenzo Casini

182 pages, 5 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-350-3 $120.00/£89.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (February 2022)

eISBN 978-1-80073-351-0 eBook Not Yet Published

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“There is no doubt that this engaging volume represents a new contribution to the scholarship on migration to the Gulf area and, more  specifically, to the South-South migration… All the chapters are solidly based on ethnographic fieldwork or hitherto unexplored primary sources.” • Anna Baldinetti, University of Perugia


Combining visual and literary analyses and original ethnographic studies as part of a more general political reflection, Migration in the Making of Gulf Space examines the role of migrants and non-citizens in the processes of settling in the Arab States of the Gulf region. The contributions underscore the aspirational character of the Gulf as a place where migrant recognition can be attained while also reflecting on practices of exclusion. The book is the result of an interdisciplinary dialogue among scholars and includes an original contribution by the acclaimed author of the novel Temporary People, Deepak Unnikrishnan.

Antia Mato Bouzas is Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at London Metropolitan University and Associate Researcher at Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO), Berlin. She is the author of Kashmir as a Borderland: The politics of space and belonging across the Line of Control (Amsterdam University Press, 2019).

Lorenzo Casini is Associate Professor of Arabic Language and Literature at the University of Messina. He has been Jean Monnet Fellow of the European University Institute (2006–2007) and has taught at several Italian universities. He is co-author of Modernità arabe: Nazione, narrazione e nuovi soggetti nel romanzo egiziano [Arab Modernity: Nation, Narration and New Subjects in the Egyptian Novel] (Mesogea, 2012).

Subject: Refugee and Migration Studies Anthropology (General) Sociology
Area: Middle East & Israel


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