The Making of the Modern Refugee

The Making of the Modern Refugee

Offers a comprehensive history of global population displacement in the twentieth century, and provides a new analytic approach to the subject by exploring its causes, consequences, and meanings

Author: Peter Gatrell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199674169

Category: History

Page: 312

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Offers a comprehensive history of global population displacement in the twentieth century, and provides a new analytic approach to the subject by exploring its causes, consequences, and meanings
Categories: History

Understanding and Teaching the Modern Middle East

Understanding and Teaching the Modern Middle East

Gatrell, Making of the Modern Refugee, 200. 61. Aihwa Ong, Buddha Is Hiding:
Refugees, Citizenship, the New America (Berkeley: University of California Press,
2003), xvii, as quoted in Gatrell, Making of the Modern Refugee, 9. 62. Sophia ...

Author: Omnia El Shakry

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299327606

Category: History

Page: 387

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Many students learn about the Middle East through a sprinkling of information and generalizations deriving largely from media treatments of current events. This scattershot approach can propagate bias and misconceptions that inhibit students’ abilities to examine this vitally important part of the world. Understanding and Teaching the Modern Middle East moves away from the Orientalist frameworks that have dominated the West’s understanding of the region, offering a range of fresh interpretations and approaches for teachers. The volume brings together experts on the rich intellectual, cultural, social, and political history of the Middle East, providing necessary historical context to familiarize teachers with the latest scholarship. Each chapter includes easy- to-explore sources to supplement any curriculum, focusing on valuable and controversial themes that may prove pedagogically challenging, including colonization and decolonization, the 1979 Iranian revolution, and the US-led “war on terror.” By presenting multiple viewpoints, the book will function as a springboard for instructors hoping to encourage students to negotiate the various contradictions in historical study.
Categories: History

Refugees Roles in Resolving Displacement and Building Peace

Refugees  Roles in Resolving Displacement and Building Peace

Reflections on the Camp through the Prism of Refugee Schools.” Journal of
Refugee ... “Political Economy of Control: Urban Refugees and the Regulation of
Space in Lusaka, Zambia.” Economic ... The Making of the Modern Refugee.
Oxford: ...

Author: Megan Bradley

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781626166752

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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How are refugee crises solved? This has become an urgent question as global displacement rates continue to climb, and refugee situations now persist for years if not decades. The resolution of displacement and the conflicts that force refugees from their homes is often explained as a top-down process led and controlled by governments and international organizations. This book takes a different approach. Through contributions from scholars working in politics, anthropology, law, sociology and philosophy, and a wide range of case studies, it explores the diverse ways in which refugees themselves interpret, create and pursue solutions to their plight. It investigates the empirical and normative significance of refugees’ engagement as agents in these processes, and their implications for research, policy and practice. This book speaks both to academic debates and to the broader community of peacebuilding, humanitarian and human rights scholars concerned with the nature and dynamics of agency in contentious political contexts, and identifies insights that can inform policy and practice.
Categories: Political Science

Wuhan 1938

Wuhan  1938

Stephen MacKinnon for the first time tells the full story of Wuhan's defense and fall, and how the siege's aftermath led to new directions in the history of modern Chinese culture, society, and politics.

Author: Stephen R. MacKinnon

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520934603

Category: History

Page: 204

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During the spring of 1938, a flood of Chinese refugees displaced by the Anti-Japanese War (1937-1945) converged on the central Yangzi valley tricity complex of Wuhan. For ten remarkable months, in a highly charged atmosphere of carnage, heroism, and desperation, Wuhan held out against the Japanese in what would become a turning point in the war—and one that attracted international attention. Stephen MacKinnon for the first time tells the full story of Wuhan's defense and fall, and how the siege's aftermath led to new directions in the history of modern Chinese culture, society, and politics.
Categories: History

In Camps

In Camps

Gatrell, Peter. The Making of the Modern Refugee. New York: Oxford University
Press, 2015. Geiger, Vance. “Southeast Asian Refugees in the Philippine
Refugee Processing Center.” PhD diss., University of Florida, 1994. Gonsalves,
George.

Author: Jana K. Lipman

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520343658

Category: History

Page: 328

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After the US war in Vietnam, close to 800,000 Vietnamese left the country by boat, survived, and sought refuge throughout Southeast Asia and the Pacific. This is the story of what happened in the camps. In Camps raises key questions that remain all too relevant today: Who is a refugee? Who determines this status? And how does it change over time? From Guam to Malaysia and the Philippines to Hong Kong, In Camps is the first major work on Vietnamese refugee policy to pay close attention to host territories and to explore Vietnamese activism in the camps and the diaspora. This book explains how Vietnamese were transformed from de facto refugees to individual asylum seekers to repatriates. Ambitiously covering people on the ground—local governments, teachers, and corrections officers—as well as powerful players such as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the US government, Jana Lipman shows that the local politics of first asylum sites often drove international refugee policy. Unsettling most accounts of Southeast Asian migration to the US, In Camps instead emphasizes the contingencies inherent in refugee policy and experiences.
Categories: History

The Long Partition and the Making of Modern South Asia

The Long Partition and the Making of Modern South Asia

"Zamindar crosses political and conceptual boundaries to bring together oral histories of north Indian Muslim families divided between the two cities of Delhi and Karachi with extensive archival research in previously unexamined Urdu ...

Author: Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231138466

Category: History

Page: 288

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"Zamindar crosses political and conceptual boundaries to bring together oral histories of north Indian Muslim families divided between the two cities of Delhi and Karachi with extensive archival research in previously unexamined Urdu newspapers and government records of India and Pakistan. She juxtaposes the experiences of ordinary people against the bureaucratic interventions of both postcolonial states to manage and control refugees and administer their property. As a result, she reveals the surprising history of the making of the western Indo-Pak border, one of the most highly surveillanced in the world, which was instituted in response to this refugee crisis in order to construct national difference where it was the most blurred."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: History

The Making of a Modern Psychiatrist

The Making of a Modern Psychiatrist

Tam Luck, a little Vietnamese refugee. Tam, who had been living in a refugee
camp in Thailand for seven years, finally came to America, oh America yearning
to be free, and then went crazy. He had come with his brother, hoping to bring his
 ...

Author: Mark Warren

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: 0385198213

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

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A psychiatrist discusses his training, his experiences with difficult patients, and the stages in the doctor-patient relationship
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Making of the Modern Sudan

The Making of the Modern Sudan

Our ' refugee ' Committee , after assessing tentage , hotel - space , feeding
facilities at bars and restaurants , and billeting and kitchen capacity of officials '
houses with marquees in the gardens , assessed the total personnel that
Khartoum ...

Author: Sir Douglas Newbold

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: IND:30000035048192

Category: History

Page: 601

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Categories: History

Long Partition and the Making of Modern

Long Partition and the Making of Modern

Zamindar'S Ability To Weave Into A Single Narrative The National And The Local, The Administrative And The Personal, The Everyday And The Epochal, Is Truly Remarkable. This Is A Path Breaking Contribution To Modern South Asian Studies.

Author: Vazira Fazila

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 0670082058

Category: India

Page: 288

View: 842

In This Remarkable Study Based On More Than Two Years Of Ethnographic And Archival Research, Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar Argues That The Combined Interventions Of The Two Postcolonial States Were Enormously Important In Shaping These Massive Displacements. She Examines The Long, Contentious, And Ambivalent Process Of Drawing Political Boundaries And Making Distinct Nation-States In The Midst Of This Historic Chaos. Zamindar Crosses Political And Conceptual Boundaries To Bring Together Oral Histories With North Indian Muslim Families Divided Between The Two Cities Of Delhi And Karachi With Extensive Archival Research In Previously Unexamined Urdu Newspapers And Government Records Of India And Pakistan. She Juxtaposes The Experiences Of Ordinary People Against The Bureaucratic Interventions Of Both Postcolonial States To Manage And Control Refugees And Administer Refugee Property. As A Result, She Reveals The Surprising History Of The Making Of The Western Indo-Pak Border, One Of The Most Highly Surveillanced In The World, Which Came To Be Instituted In Response To This Refugee Crisis, In Order To Construct National Difference Where It Was The Most Blurred. In Particular, Zamindar Examines The Muslim Question At The Heart Of Partition. From The Margins And Silences Of National Histories, She Draws Out The Resistance, Bewilderment, And Marginalization Of North Indian Muslims As They Came To Be Pushed Out And Divided By Both Emergent Nation-States. It Is Here That Zamindar Asks Us To Stretch Our Understanding Of Partition Violence To Include This Long, And In Some Sense Ongoing, Bureaucratic Violence Of Postcolonial Nationhood, And To Place Partition At The Heart Of A Twentieth Century Of Border-Making And Nation-State Formation. A Product Of Outstanding Historical-Ethnographic Research, Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar'S Book Tells Like No One Has Done Before The Maddeningly Tangled Story Of How, In The Years After The Partition Of 1947, India And Pakistan Actually Came To Separate Their Territories, Properties, And Peoples Into Two Sovereign States. Zamindar'S Ability To Weave Into A Single Narrative The National And The Local, The Administrative And The Personal, The Everyday And The Epochal, Is Truly Remarkable. This Is A Path Breaking Contribution To Modern South Asian Studies. Partha Chatterjee, Author Of The Politics Of The Governed: Reflections On Popular Politics In Most Of The World A Deeply Moving Account Of The Contingent Category Of The No-Questions-Asked Natural Citizen Within The Indian And Pakistani Nation-States, At Birth And In Their Long, Postnatal Condition. The Hurriedly Fixed National Boundaries Here Both Necessitate And Entice, Contain And Penalize Crossings. Zamindar Richly Documents How For Some Minority Groups Travel, Kinship Ties, And A National Longing Have To Be Continually Bared To Lay Claim To Citizenship Within A Multireligious Dispensation. An Unsettling Work That Breaks Through The Chalk Circles Circumscribing The Retellings Of Our Separate And National Pasts. Shahid Amin, Author Of Writing Alternative Histories: A View From India A Remarkable Exercise Of Ethno-History From Below. In Addition To Official Sources, Zamindar Has Collected Testimonies In Archives And Interviewed Survivors Of Partition To Offer An Original And Significant Chronicle Of The Nation-Making Process In Both India And Pakistan. Christophe Jaffrelot, Author Of The Hindu Nationalist Movement And Indian Politics, 1925 To The 1990S This Is A Significant And Path-Breaking Book And Is Likely To Become The Standard Study Of The Subject. It Will Be Cited Authoritatively Or Be Argued With For Some Time To Come. Aamir Mufti, Author Of Enlightenment In The Colony: The Jewish Question And The Crisis Of Postcolonial Culture
Categories: India

The Unsettling of Europe

The Unsettling of Europe

This is a landmark book on a subject that, decade by decade, will always haunt Europe. 'Peter Gatrell has produced a tour de force .

Author: Peter Gatrell

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141984803

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 253

Migrants have stood at the heart of modern Europe's experience, whether trying to escape danger, to find a better life or as a result of deliberate policy, whether moving from the countryside to the city, or between countries, or from outside the continent altogether. Peter Gatrell's powerful new book is the first to bring these stories together into one place. He creates a compelling narrative bracketed by two nightmarish periods: the great convulsions following the fall of the Third Reich and the mass attempts in the 2010s by migrants to cross the Mediterranean into Europe. The Unsettling of Europe is a new history of the continent, charting the ever-changing arguments about the desirability or otherwise of migrants and their central role in Europe's post-1945 prosperity. Gatrell is as fascinating on the giant movements of millions (such as the epic waves of German migration) to that of much smaller groups, such as the Karelians, Armenians, Moluccans or Ugandan Asians. Above all he has written a book that makes the reader deeply aware of the many extraordinary journeys taken by countless individuals in pursuit of work, safety and dignity, all the time. This is a landmark book on a subject that, decade by decade, will always haunt Europe.
Categories: Social Science

Body of Victim Body of Warrior

Body of Victim  Body of Warrior

This book provides a fascinating look at the creation of contemporary Muslim jihadists.

Author: Cabeiri deBergh Robinson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520274211

Category: Religion

Page: 324

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This book provides a fascinating look at the creation of contemporary Muslim jihadists. Basing the book on her long-term fieldwork in the disputed borderlands between Pakistan and India, Cabeiri deBergh Robinson tells the stories of people whose lives and families have been shaped by a long history of political conflict. Interweaving historical and ethnographic evidence, Robinson explains how refuge-seeking has become a socially and politically debased practice in the Kashmir region and why this devaluation has turned refugee men into potential militants. She reveals the fraught social processes by which individuals and families produce and maintain a modern jihad, and she shows how Muslim refugees have forged an Islamic notion of rights—a hybrid of global political ideals that adopts the language of human rights and humanitarianism as a means to rethink refugees’ positions in transnational communities. Jihad is no longer seen as a collective fight for the sovereignty of the Islamic polity, but instead as a personal struggle to establish the security of Muslim bodies against political violence, torture, and rape. Robinson describes how this new understanding has contributed to the popularization of jihad in the Kashmir region, decentered religious institutions as regulators of jihad in practice, and turned the families of refugee youths into the ultimate mediators of entrance into militant organizations. This provocative book challenges the idea that extremism in modern Muslim societies is the natural by-product of a clash of civilizations, of a universal Islamist ideology, or of fundamentalist conversion.
Categories: Religion

States of Separation

States of Separation

This is an original and clearly written work of important historical scholarship.

Author: Laura Robson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520292154

Category: Forced migration

Page: 264

View: 279

"In the interwar Eastern Mediterranean, European colonial modes of establishing land claims and controlling populations converged with a recent Ottoman past featuring desperate and violent efforts at nationalization and an increasingly empowered Zionist settler colonialism. States of Separation explores how this confluence produced a series of internationally supported plans to move "minority" communities in, around, and out of the newly constituted states of Iraq, Syria, and Palestine under the aegis of the League of Nations - a massive demographic experiment that carried lasting political and social consequences for the twentieth century Middle East and the international order."--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Forced migration

The Global Community

The Global Community

Migration and the Making of the Modern World W. M. Spellman. nal ce Cn Isso
nature in subsistence economies . Not until the nineteenth century was the word '
refugee ' ( from the French refugie ) even associated with involuntary exiles in the
 ...

Author: W. M. Spellman

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015056483376

Category: History

Page: 247

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Examining the varied causes of migration, and evaluating the historical impact of relocated peoples on their new homelands, this book focuses on the fate of migrants, the reasons for their relocation and their contributions to new cultural and environmental settings.
Categories: History

Refugees in the Modern World

Refugees in the Modern World

The meeting agreed that the 1951 Geneva Convention would remain the basic
document for the definition of a refugee but other related documents as
appropriate' could be referred to.73 After Vietnamese dissent was dealt with, a
draft ...

Author: Amin Saikal

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105043167803

Category: Political refugees

Page: 125

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An overview of some of the major contemporary refugee problems, in particular in the Asia-Pacific region, including a discussion of how Australia should respond to these problems.
Categories: Political refugees

The Making of Modern Africa The nineteenth century to the partition

The Making of Modern Africa  The nineteenth century to the partition

More importantly they were afraid that if the Asante held the entire coast of
modern Ghana the Asantehene would control the ... If the Asantehene had
allowed them to keep the refugees his authority would have been greatly
endangered ...

Author: John D. Omer-Cooper

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015000017351

Category: Africa

Page: 322

View: 735

From the John Holmes Library collection.
Categories: Africa

Fiorello H La Guardia and the Making of Modern New York

Fiorello H  La Guardia and the Making of Modern New York

If there was ever a time when the semicolon boys and the comma - pushers in the
State Department should have been held to account it was now , when they were
using every possible technicality to create “ paper walls ” to keep refugees out ...

Author: Thomas Kessner

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 0140143580

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 700

View: 634

La Guardia, who served as mayor of New York City from 1934 to 1947, breathed new life into a city plagued by high unemployment, festering slums and government scandals. Based on private papers, newly released FBI documents and official papers from the City of New York, this biography chronicles the making of the modern metropolis through the life of one of its most complex immigrant sons. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Report and Selected Documents of the Session

Report and Selected Documents of the     Session

While modern refugees from outside Europe were formally included within the
international protection scheme , very few Third World refugees can in fact lay
claim to the range of rights stipulated in the Convention and its Protocol .

Author: Asian-African Legal Consultative Committee

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015081700067

Category: International law

Page:

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Categories: International law

Forced Migration and Global Processes

Forced Migration and Global Processes

The Journal of Modern African Studies 5 , no . 1 ( 1967 ) : 13 – 51 . Kohoye , E . ,
Chair , Mugombe Village . Interview with the author , Mugombe , Feb . 25 , 2000 .
Kok , W . “ Self - Settled Refugees and the Socio - Economic Impact of their ...

Author: International Association for the Study of Forced Migration. International Conference

Publisher:

ISBN: 0739112759

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 726

Papers presented at the 8th Biennial International Conference of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM), held in January 2003 in Chiang Mai, Thailand in cooperation with the Asian Research Centre for Migration, Chulalongkorn University
Categories: Political Science

It s Hard to be a Refugee

 It s Hard to be a Refugee

Part III : Liberians - Modern Refugees A Civil War Testimony ( part 3 of 3 ) 216
Chapter 7. Refugee Status and Identity 229 Making it Through 229 Trauma of
War 231 Tedium of Exile 233 Legal Framework 235 Refugeeness 239 Protecting
 ...

Author: Kevin Bohrer

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89099036378

Category: Liberia

Page: 770

View: 838

Categories: Liberia

Women and Nationalism in the Making of Modern Greece

Women and Nationalism in the Making of Modern Greece

The same year a Refugee Settlement Commission was created under the aegis
of the Patriotic Association of Greek Women , the National Council of Greek
Women , the Socialist Association of Greek Women and the Ministry of Public
Health ...

Author: Demetra Tzanaki

Publisher: St. Antony's

ISBN: UOM:39015080889390

Category: History

Page: 234

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This book reveals how the national idea in nineteenth century Greece helped women to develop an alternate vision of female politics, history, and citizenship. Through a discussion of fascinating materials, reflecting contemporary beliefs and ideas, this innovative study reveals how notions of citizenship were determined and explores the long process through which ideas and beliefs shaped both societies and individual identities.
Categories: History