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Commemorating World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day (June 20) honors those who leave everything behind to escape war, persecution, or terror. This day celebrates the courage and resilience of refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced persons, stateless persons, and returnees, as the plight of those fleeing conflict is often met with overwhelming uncertainty and assault on human rights.

In the spirit of World Refugee Day, please see new and featured titles in Refugee and Migration Studies below, including volumes in our growing Forced Migration series. In addition, we would like to highlight our journal, Migration and Society, which is a part of the Berghahn Open Anthro initiative.


Forced Migration Series

New!
STRUCTURES OF PROTECTION?
Rethinking Refugee Shelter
Edited by Tom Scott-Smith and Mark E. Breeze

Questioning what shelter is and how we can define it, this volume brings together essays on different forms of refugee shelter, with a view to widening public understanding about the lives of forced migrants and developing theoretical understanding of this oft-neglected facet of the refugee experience. Drawing on a range of disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, law, architecture, and history, each of the chapters describes a particular shelter and uses this to open up theoretical reflections on the relationship between architecture, place, politics, design and displacement.

Introduction: Places of Partial Protection: Refugee Shelter since 2015

REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT
Power, Politics, and Humanitarian Governance
Edited by Adèle Garnier, Liliana Lyra Jubilut, and Kristin Bergtora Sandvik

Examining resettlement practices worldwide and drawing on contributions from anthropology, law, international relations, social work, political science, and numerous other disciplines, this ground-breaking volume highlights the conflicts between refugees’ needs and state practices, and assesses international, regional and national perspectives on resettlement, as well as the bureaucracies and ideologies involved. It offers a detailed understanding of resettlement, from the selection of refugees to their long-term integration in resettling states, and highlights the relevance of a lifespan approach to resettlement analysis.

Introduction: Refugee Resettlement as Humanitarian Governance: Power Dynamics

GENDER, VIOLENCE, REFUGEES
Edited by Susanne Buckley-Zistel and Ulrike Krause

“At a time when war is one of many causes of forced displacement, Gender, Violence, Refugees is an essential volume. The work’s chapters will encourage the reader to question her assumptions about forced migration, produce new avenues for research, and incentivize humanitarian interventions that do not reproduce stereotypes of refugee communities but rather incorporate ‘bottom-up’ approaches informed by the unique experiences and the long trajectories of migrants.” • Border Criminologies Blog, University of Oxford

Gender, Violence, Refugees. An Introduction

MIGRATION BY BOAT
Discourses of Trauma, Exclusion and Survival
Edited by Lynda Mannik

“As a whole, this collection constitutes an insightful examination of the contradictions between representations and lived experiences of migration by boat. The volume will be of particular interest to scholars working on migration and borders, but, by providing ample case studies of historical and contemporary representations of migration by boat, it also will appeal to academics interested in media and communication studies.” • Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (JRAI)

Introduction

MAKING UBUMWE
Power, State and Camps in Rwanda’s Unity-Building Project
Andrea Purdeková

FINALIST FOR THE AFRICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION 2016 BETHWELL A. OGOT BOOK PRIZE

“This is a book that deserves to be widely read. [It] will appeal to both Rwanda and African Studies scholars and is a must-read for graduate students preparing to do fieldwork in Rwanda. Scholars working in development studies, peace and conflict studies, comparative politics and cultural anthropology will be rewarded for a careful read.” • Journal of Modern African Studies

Introduction

THE AGENDAS OF TIBETAN REFUGEES
Survival Strategies of a Government-in-Exile in a World of International Organizations
Thomas Kauffmann

Since the arrival of the first Tibetans in exile in 1959, a vast and continuous wave of international – especially Western – support has permitted these refugees to survive and even to flourish in their temporary places of residence. Today, these Tibetan refugees continue to attract assistance from Western governments, organizations and individuals, while other refugee populations are largely forgotten in the international agenda. This book shows and discusses how Tibetan refugees continue to attract resources, due, notably, to the dissemination of their political and religious agendas, as well as how a movement of Western supporters, born in very different conditions, guaranteed a unique relationship with these refugees.

Introduction

FORCED MIGRATION Series
General Editors: Tom Scott-Smith, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford
Kirsten McConnachie, University of East Anglia

This series, published in association with the Refugees Studies Centre, University of Oxford, reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the field and includes within its scope international law, anthropology, sociology, politics, international relations, geopolitics, social psychology and economics.


Related Titles

New!
SPACES OF SOLIDARITY
Karen Activism in the Thailand-Burma Borderlands
Rachel Sharples
Introduction: Spaces of Solidarity

MOBILE URBANITY
Somali Presence in Urban East Africa
Edited by Neil Carrier and Tabea Scharrer
Introduction: Mobile Urbanity: Somali Presence in Urban East Africa

IN PURSUIT OF BELONGING
Forging an Ethical Life in European-Turkish Spaces
Susan Beth Rottmann
Introduction: At Home in European-Turkish Space

REFUGEES WELCOME?
Difference and Diversity in a Changing Germany
Edited by Jan-Jonathan Bock and Sharon Macdonald
Introduction: Making, Experiencing and Managing Difference in a Changing Germany

CHILDREN OF THE CAMP
The Lives of Somali Youth Raised in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya
Catherine-Lune Grayson
Introduction

CHOICE OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018
GRACE AFTER GENOCIDE
Cambodians in the United States
Carol A. Mortland
Introduction: From Cambodians to Refugees

OPEN ACCESS!
2017 PROSE AWARD FOR ANTHROPOLOGY
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 
THINKING ALLOWED AWARD FOR ETHNOGRAPHY

ENDURING UNCERTAINTY
Deportation, Punishment and Everyday Life
Ines Hasselberg
Full Text PDF | Full Text ePUB


Berghahn Journals

To help you overcome the challenges many of you are facing in teaching and researching outside of your universities, we have made all Berghahn journals available to access until June 30. 

A Part of the Berghahn Open Anthro Collection 

Migration and Society 

Anthropological Journal of European Cultures 

Conflict and Society 

Focaal 

Social Analysis 

Open Access in partnership with Knowledge Unlatched 

Anthropology in Action 

Contention 

European Judaism 

‘Welcome to Britain’ Refugees Conference: In Memory of Eleanor Rathbone (Vol. 50, Issue 2)