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Introduction: Un-Settling Middle Eastern Refugees
Lucia Volk and Marcia C. Inhorn

Part I: (Dis)Counting Refugees

Chapter 1. When States Need Refugees: Iraqi Kurdistan and the Security Alibi
Kali Rubaii

Chapter 2. Navigating Precarity, Prejudice, and “Return”: The (Un)Settlement of Displaced Afghans in Iran and Afghanistan
Naysan Adlparvar

Chapter 3. Unsettling “Refugees” as a Category: Labeling, Imagined Populations, and Statistics in a Palestinian Refugee Camp in Beirut
Gustavo Barbosa

Part II: Protesting Exclusion

Chapter 4. Middle Eastern Refugeehood in the Happiest Place on Earth: Syrians and Iraqis Entering Finland’s Welfare State Bureaucracy
Lindsay A. Gifford

Chapter 5. “I Live Here; I Have a Right to be Here”: An Afghan Refugee’s Disorientations and Insistence on Inclusion through Theater
Julie Nynne Bune

Chapter 6. Demanding their Welcome: Agency-in-Waiting at a Protest Camp in Dortmund, Germany
Lucia Volk

Part III: Making Lives in Exile

Chapter 7. Living as Enduring: The Struggle for Life against the Limits of Refuge among Gaza Refugees in Jordan
Michael Vicente Pérez

Chapter 8. Reimagining “the Arab Way” in Exile: Futures “Off Line” among Syrian Men in Amman
Emilie Lund Mortensen

Chapter 9. Proactive Reciprocity: Educational Trajectories Reclaimed through Patterns of Care among Refugee Men in Greece
Árdís K. Ingvars

Part IV: Seeking Health

Chapter 10. America’s Wars and Iraqis’ Lives: Toxic Legacies, Refugee Vulnerabilities, and Regimes of Exclusion in the United States
Marcia C. Inhorn

Chapter 11. Regimes of Exclusion in the Reproductive Healthcare Setting: Exploring Experiences of Syrian Refugees in San Diego, California
Morgen Chalmiers

Chapter 12. Valuing Health, Negotiating Paradoxes: Medicalization of the Hymen, Hymenoplasty, and Women’s Healthcare in Ontario
Verena E. Kozmann

Part V: Reshaping Humanitarianism

Chapter 13. A Death Sentence? UNWRA in the Trump Era
Khaldun Bshara

Chapter 14. Race, Religion, and Afghan Refugees’ Practices of Care in Greece
Zareena A. Grewal

Chapter 15. Blurred Lines and Syrian Tea: Negotiations of Humanitarian-Refugee Relationships in France
Rachel J. Farell

Chapter 16. Inclusive Partnerships: Building Resilience Humanitarianism with Syrian Refugee Youth in Jordan
Catherine Panter-Brick

Conclusion: Rethinking Exclusion and Inclusion in Refugee Resettlement
Marcia C. Inhorn and Lucia Volk


Un-Settling Middle Eastern Refugees

Regimes of Exclusion and Inclusion in the Middle East, Europe, and North America

Edited by Marcia C. Inhorn and Lucia Volk

316 pages, 20 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-056-4 Hb Published (June 2021)

This title is published as Open Access

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