Refugee Imaginaries: Research Across the Humanities

Emma Cox (Editor), Sam Durrant (Editor), David Farrier (Editor), Lyndsey Stonebridge (Editor), Agnes Woolley (Editor)

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Abstract

The refugee has emerged as one of the key figures of the twenty-first-century. This book explores how refugees imagine the world and how the world imagines them. It demonstrates the ways in which refugees have been written into being by international law, governmental and non-governmental bodies and the media, and foregrounds the role of the arts and humanities in imagining, historicising and protesting the experiences of forced migration and statelessness.

Including thirty-two newly written chapters on representations by and of refugees from leading researchers in the field, Refugee Imaginaries establishes the case for placing the study of the refugee at the centre of contemporary critical enquiry.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages544
ISBN (Electronic)9781474443227, 9781474443210
ISBN (Print)9781474443197
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2019

Keywords

  • asylum
  • borders
  • exile
  • migration
  • refugee
  • writing

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