Includes bibliographical references (pages -295) and index.
Preface -- 1. From invisibility to stigma: who are the Biduns? -- 2. The transnational foundations of the Kuwaiti Emirate -- 3. From shanty Bedouins to illegal residents -- 4. The manufacturing of illegality -- 5. The emerging 'cause' of the Biduns: supporters and opponents -- 6. Sans-papiers mobilisation in an oil monarchy -- Conclusion -- Appendix: family tree of the Al-Sabah.
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