TITLE

Refugee Cosmopolitans: Disrupting narratives of dependency

AUTHOR(S)
REID, CAROL; AL KHALIL, AHMAD
PUB. DATE
July 2013
SOURCE
Social Alternatives;2013, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article provides an alternative framing to so-called 'illegal refugees' in comparison with those dominating public discourse currently in Australia, drawing upon 'cosmopolitan social theory' and ideas of a shared humanity. It distinguishes between contemporary refugees and the nation-building approach to immigration policy, and the tensions in current humanitarian policy responses to refugees. It draws upon original research among refugees in Australia, providing narratives/stories which allow refugees to speak their own experiences in the host country of Australia.
ACCESSION #
101076876

 

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