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Deterritorialized Youth : Sahrawi and Afghan Refugees at the Margins of the Middle East - Dawn Chatty

Deterritorialized Youth

Sahrawi and Afghan Refugees at the Margins of the Middle East

By: Dawn Chatty (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th January 2011
ISBN: 9781845456535
Number Of Pages: 284

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The Sahrawi and Afghan refugee youth in the Middle East have been stereotyped regionally and internationally: some have been objectified as passive victims; others have become the beneficiaries of numerous humanitarian aid packages which presume the primacy of the Western model of child development. This book compares and contrasts both the stereotypes and Western-based models of humanitarian assistance among Sahrawi youth with the lack of programming and near total self-sufficiency of Afghan refugee youth in Iran. Both extremes offer an important opportunity to further explore the impact which forced migration and prolonged conflict have had, and continue to have, on the lives of these refugee youth and their families. This study examines refugee communities closely linked with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and a host of other UN agencies in the case of the Sahrawi and near total lack of humanitarian aid in the case of Afghan refugees in Iran.

..". a valuable, innovative contribution to the anthropological study of refugee youth, as it focuses on refugee populations on hich relatively little research has been done so far... [and offers] a sound methodological approach and rich qualitative data." - Cordula Strocka, Free University Berlin

"This is a well-written, interesting text that offers several contributions to knowledge. First, it provides insight into the experiences of two long-standing refugee populations in the Middle East - Sahrawi and Afghan - for which there is little empirical data. Second, most chapters of the book adopt an inter-generational perspective, providing differential views and experiences of young people, adults and elders." - Christina Clark, Saint Paul University

Acknowledgements Forward by Gillian Hundt Glossary and Acronyms Chapter 1. Introduction: Deterritorialised Youth: Sahrawi and Afghan Refugees at the Margins of the Middle East Dawn Chatty Sahrawi Section: Chapter 2. Identity With/out Territory: Sahrawi Refugee Youth in Transnational Space Dawn Chatty, Elena Fiddian, and Gina Crivello Chapter 3. The Ties that Bind: Sahrawi Children and the Mediation of Aid in Exile Gina Crivello and Elena Fiddian Chapter 4. Food & Identity among Sahrawi Refugee Children and Young People Nicola Cozza Afghan Section: Chapter 5. Refusing the Margins: Afghan Refugee Youth in Iran Homa Hoodfar Chapter 6. Afghan Refugee Youth in Iran and the Morality of Repatriation Sarah Kamal Chapter 7. Food &Identity Among Young Afghan Refugees and Migrants in Iran Alessandro Monsutti Notes on Contributors Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9781845456535
ISBN-10: 184545653X
Series: Studies in Forced Migration
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 30th January 2011
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.6