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Raw, naked and masculine

Achille Mbembe: brutalism

Before, it was the Baroque who seduced Mbembe, now it's brutalism – used as an analytical breakthrough to understand Africa and its relationship to Europe.

Mexico's vulnerable excavators

Julien Elie: Dark Suns (Soleils Noirs)

With life as an effort, Mexicans try to dig up the bodies of their dead relatives while being threatened by both the cartels and the authorities in a deadly terrorist attack.

To show it at once unworthy and worthy

Pieter de Vos: Homelands

INCLUSION / EXCLUSION: A white, South African photographer portrays efforts to belong to and build up under the constant threat of demolition in the informal urban areas.

More than sun and heat

Giulia Fabbiano, Michel Peraldi, Alexandra Poli, Liza Terrazzoni: Read migrations of the North verse of the Suds

Uneven book about people who move with a desire for a better life, but encounter problems when they move "home" again.

From elite living in Sierra Leone to everyday wear in the American supermarket

Andreas Hadjipateras: A Forgotten Past

Solomon Juxon-Smith works in a New York supermarket and may look like any middle-class American. But before this life he had another. He lived in Sierra Leone, and his father ruled the country.

A world in stable motion

Francois Héran: Migrations and societies

In 2018, the Collège de France established its own professorship in migration studies. Francois Héran was chosen to fill it, and the book Migrations et sociétés is an extended version of his accession lecture.

About the Migration Filmmaker

Élodie Lélu: Lettre à Theo

In Lettre à Theo ("Letter to Theo"), director Élodie Lélu explores the visions and work of the late Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos related to the refugee crisis in Greece.

New borders in Europe

Antonis Vradis, Evie Papada, Joe Painter, Anna Papoutsi: New Borders. Hotspots and the European Migration Regime

Today's European refugee policy is no longer about respect for free movement but about control.

Slum dwellers are displaced to accommodate residential complexes and golf clubs

Arnisson Andre Ortega: Neoliberalizing Spaces in the Philippines. Suburbanization, Transnational Migration, and Dispossession Ateneo de Manila

In the Philippines, poor villagers are expelled when luxury neighborhoods are expanded to millions of newly arrived, returning foreign workers.

For the benefit of children?

"It is not Norwegian asylum policy that causes children to flee, it is the situation in their home country," writes Mina Vinje. Press is disappointed by the Labor Party's Migration Committee and believes they are breaking international obligations.

Can the migration crisis be resolved?

Jacqueline Bhabha: Can We Solve the Migration Crisis?

The migration and refugee problem could be radically reduced, says British lawyer and Harvard professor Jacqueline Bhabha in her new book.

Famine and climate flight

How will the world community meet people fleeing because their land is swallowed up by the sea?