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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
164 pages, 5 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80073-350-3 $120.00/£89.00 / Hb / Published (January 2022)
eISBN 978-1-80073-351-0 eBook
“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 StudiesAnthropology (General)Sociology
Area: Middle East & Israel
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