On the Margins of the World: The Refugee Experience Today / Edition 1
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On the Margins of the World: The Refugee Experience Today / Edition 1

by Michel Agier
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745640524

ISBN-13: 9780745640525

Pub. Date: 08/12/2008

Publisher: Wiley

Fifty million people in the world today are victims of forced relocation caused by wars and violence. Whole new countries are being created, occupied by Afghan refugees, displaced Columbians, deported Rwandans, exiled Congolese, fleeing Iraqis, Chechens, Somalians and Sudanese who have witnessed wars, massacres, aggression and terror.

New populations appear,

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Fifty million people in the world today are victims of forced relocation caused by wars and violence. Whole new countries are being created, occupied by Afghan refugees, displaced Columbians, deported Rwandans, exiled Congolese, fleeing Iraqis, Chechens, Somalians and Sudanese who have witnessed wars, massacres, aggression and terror.

New populations appear, defined by their shared conditions of fear and victimhood and by their need to survive outside of their homelands. Their lives are marked by the daily trudge of dislocation, refugee camps, humanitarian help and the never-ending wait. These populations are the emblems of a new human condition which takes shape on the very margins of the world.

In this remarkable book Michel Agier sheds light on this process of dislocation and quarantine which is affecting an ever-growing proportion of the world's population. He describes the experience of these people, speaking of their pain and their plight but also criticising their victimization by the rest of the world.

Agier analyses the ambiguous and often tainted nature of identities shaped in and by conflicts, but also the process taking place in the refugee camp itself, which allows refugees and the deported to create once again a sense of community and of shared humanity.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745640525
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/12/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1

2 Bruised Populations 7

3 The Desert, the Camp, the City 39

4 The Right to Life 73

5 Conclusion: What Refugees Need is Fame 102

Bibliography 112

Index 116

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