This piece introduces the six brief essays assembled in the themed section “Dwelling.” Comprising ethnographic and historical research from South Africa, China, India, Malaysia, and Zimbabwe, these essays invite cross-regional discussion on the labors and meanings of dwelling under conditions of precarity, migration, militarization, state surveillance, upheaval, and displacement.
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James Williams; The Efforts of Dwelling: An Introduction. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 1 December 2017; 37 (3): 417–419. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/1089201x-4279104
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