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

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A fine example of the benefit of interdisciplinary perspectives and the fruitfulness of collaboration. I would strongly suggest this book to anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of the condition of displaced peoples."
Global Change, Peace and Security

"Agier writes thoughtfully and passionately about the plight of his subjects."
Commonweal

"The essays would provide excellent material for review and discussion in short courses on forced migration, where it would provide valuable stimulus for debate amongst humanitarians, researchers and policy makers."
Journal of Refugee Studies

"A seminal, eye-opening study ... the most insightful inquiry to date into the plight of the refugees of the present era."
Zygmunt Bauman, Universities of Leeds and Warsaw

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745640525
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/12/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 1,162,382
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Michel Agier is Director of the Centre for African Studies at the Ecole des Hautes √Čtudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.

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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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