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Displacement

Global conversations on refuge

Edited by Silvia Pasquetti and Romola Sanyal

Displacement

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Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-2346-6
  • Pages: 248
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £80.00
  • Published Date: June 2020
  • BIC Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Refugees, Society & social sciences / Sociology & anthropology, Human Geography, Society & social sciences / Refugees & political asylum
  • Series: Manchester University Press

Description

As an unprecedented number of people are displaced around the world, scholars continue to strive to make sense of what appear to be a series of constantly unfolding 'crises.'

Drawing on research in a range of regions - from Latin America, to Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, North America, post-Soviet regions, and South and South-East Asia - Displacement offers an interdisciplinary and transnational approach to thinking about structures, spaces, and lived experiences of displacement. The contributors engage in a historical, transnational, interdisciplinary dialogue to offer different ways of theorizing about refugees, internally displaced persons, stateless people and others that have been forcibly displaced.

Representing a collective effort by sociologists, geographers, anthropologists, political scientists, historians and migration studies scholars, this volume develops new cross-regional conversations and theoretically innovative vocabularies in the work on forced displacement. It also draws forced displacement together with other contemporary issues across different disciplines such as urbanisation, race, and imperialism.

Contents

List of figures
List of contributors
Preface: the political geography and moral economy of asylum - Didier Fassin
Introduction: global conversations on refuge - Silvia Pasquetti and Romola Sanyal

Part I: Experiments of categorizing and control
1 Creating proper subjects: the politics of Hmong refugee resettlement in the United States - Chia Youyee Vang
2 'Niche openings' and compassionate exclusions: the UK's response to children during the refugee crisis - Ala Sirriyeh
3 The banality of displacement: re-reading Hannah Arendt to instil critical thought in the Colombian refugee crisis - Ulrich Oslender
4 Refugees welcome? The politics of repatriation and return in a global era of security. Case study: the Rohingya in Bangladesh - Tazreena Sajjad

Part II: Inhabiting displacement and crafting futures
5 At sea: maritime Palestine displaced - Diana Allan
6 Privatized housing and never ending displacement: the temporality of dwelling for displaced Georgians - Catherine Brun and Ragne Øwre Thorshaug
7 Voice through exit: Syrian refugees at the borders of Europe and the struggle to choose where to live - Chiara Denaro
8 The global refugee camp: coinciding locales of refuge among Sahrawi refugees in North Africa - Konstantina Isidoros

Part III: Scales of intervention
9 Out-sourcing refuge: distance, deferral, and immunity in the urban governance of refugees - Jonathan Darling
10 Visibilising suffering or stealth humanitarianism? The perils of promoting durable protection in cities of the south - Caroline Wanjiku Kihato and Loren B Landau
11 Onward pushes and negotiated refuge: theorizing the fluid national and urban regimes of forced migration in Southeast Asia - Pei Palmgren

Editors

Silvia Pasquetti is a Lecturer in Sociology at Newcastle University

Romola Sanyal is Associate Professor of Urban Geography at the London School of Economics

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