Cultures of Exile and the Experience of «Refugeeness»

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Stephen Dobson - Cultures of Exile and the Experience of «Refugeeness».
Refugee research and debate have focused on international agreements, border controls and the legal status of asylum seekers. The lived, daily life of... Lire la suite
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Refugee research and debate have focused on international agreements, border controls and the legal status of asylum seekers. The lived, daily life of refugees in different phases of their flight has thus been unduly neglected. How have refugees experienced policies of reception and resettlement, and how have they individually and collectively built up their own cultures of exile ? To answer these questions the author of this study has undertaken long-term fieldwork as a community worker in a Norwegian municipality.
Refugees from Chile, Iran, Somalia, Bosnia and Vietnam were on occasions subjected to exclusionary and discriminatory practices. Nevertheless, restistance was seen in the form of a Somali women's sewing circle, the organisation of a multi-cultural youth club, running refugee associations and printing their own language newspapers. Moreover, in activities such as these, refugees addressed and came to terms with a limited number of shared existential concerns : morality, violence, sexuality, family reunion, belonging and not belonging to a second generation.
Drawing upon these experiences a general theory of refugeeness is proposed. It states that the cultures refugees create in exile are the necessary prerequisite for self-recognition and survival.

Caractéristiques

  • Date de parution
    01/06/2004
  • Editeur
  • ISBN
    3-906768-00-7
  • EAN
    9783906768007
  • Nb. de pages
    347 pages

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Biographie de Stephen Dobson

The Author : Stephen Dobson was born in Zambia (1963) and grew up in England. He took his first degree at Goldsmith's College, London, and emigrated to Norway in 1984. After several years as a refugee community worker he is now Senior Lecturer in education at Lillehammer University College, Norway.

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