Refugee flight, settlement, and repatriation are not static, self-contained, or singular events. Instead, they are three stages of an ongoing process made and mirrored in the lives of real people. For that reason, there is an evident need for historical and longitudinal studies of refugee populations that rise above description and trace the process of social transformation during the "full circle" of flight resettlement, and return home. This book probes the economic forces and social processes responsible for shaping the everyday existence for refugees as they move through exile.
About the Author
Johnathan Bascom is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at East Carolina University.
Table of Contents
List of Maps, Figures, and Tables
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Refugees and Rural Transformations
Chapter 3. Migration and Agrarian Change on the Border Lands
Chapter 4. Integration and the Cultivation of a Hard Life
Chapter 5. Resettlement and Positions of Poverty
Chapter 6. Exile and the Perils of Pastoralism
Chapter 7. Asylum and the Making of Home Terrain
Chapter 8. Repatriation and the Search for Home
Chapter 9. Concluding Reflections