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Being a muhajir in present-day Afghanistan – Views on flight and migration from inside
In this paper I focus on the internal discourse of those Afghans who are refugees within their country today. I want to show how the use of a certain vocabulary is crucial for the creation of particular perspectives on ...
A Post‐Area Studies Approach to the Study of Hill Irrigation across the Alai – Pamir – Karakoram – Himalaya
Due to the geo-political history of the mountainous region stretching from the Alai in the south of Kyrgyzstan to the north-western Himalaya of India, language barriers, and also perhaps the nature of traditional area ...
Gendered realms: Species of spaces in the city of Mazār-i Šarīf, Northern Afghanistan
This paper is an attempt at an inventory — alas, certainly not as poetic as Perec's. A number of distinctive spaces in urban Mazār-i Šarīf are described, each of which is deeply affected by gender divides. The inquiry ...
Shift and Drift in Hazara Ethnic Consciousness: The Impact of Conflict and Migration
The paper argues that ethnicity and ethnic consciousness among the Hazaras is inexorably linked with the emergence of the Afghan state in the end of the nineteenth century and the crisis and instability that it has gone ...
Translocal Lives: Patterns of Migration in Afghanistan
We generally associate civil wars with flows of refugees. We tend to give much less consideration to the way in which patterns of migration that arise as a result of violent conflicts, especially long-lasting ones, take ...
Beyond kinship and tribe: New forms of solidarity and interest representation in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan
In this paper, I show that the establishment of unauthorized settlements on government land in the newly urbanizing peripheries of Jalalabad – the second-fastest growing city of Afghanistan – corresponded with the emergence ...