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Lives in TransitViolence and Intimacy on the Migrant Journey$
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Wendy A. Vogt

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780520298545

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520298545.001.0001

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(In)Security and Safety

(In)Security and Safety

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Lives in Transit

Wendy A. Vogt

University of California Press

This chapter explores some of the complexities around economies of compassion and the politics of security in local spaces. On one hand, the emergence of migrant shelters demonstrates the ways local actors challenge the state and advocate for migrant rights through the creation of spaces of refuge. Yet at the same time, humanitarian aid shelters become points of contestation in local communities where migrants are feared as racialized and gendered others. The dynamics between priests, shelter workers, and local residents put into relief the ways moral imaginaries of charity, inclusion and justice are shaped by everyday economic and social realities of safety and security.

Keywords:   Insecurity, Safety, Migrant Shelters, Sexual Violence, Delinquency, Community struggle

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