Migration by Boat: Discourses of Trauma, Exclusion and Survival - Studies in Forced Migration 35 (Hardback)Lynda Mannik (editor)
Hardback 290 Pages / Published: 01/05/2016
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At a time when thousands of refugees risk their lives undertaking perilous journeys by boat across the Mediterranean, this multidisciplinary volume could not be more pertinent. It offers various contemporary case studies of boat migrations undertaken by asylum seekers and refugees around the globe and shows that boats not only move people and cultural capital between places, but also fuel cultural fantasies, dreams of adventure and hope, along with fears of invasion and terrorism. The ambiguous nature of memories, media representations and popular culture productions are highlighted throughout in order to address negative stereotypes and conversely, humanize the individuals involved.
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Number of pages: 290
Weight: 558 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
"This book is highly original in its emphasis on representations of enforced sea journeys and their memorialisations. Many, including myself, would like it on their shelf for teaching and reference." * Michael Pugh, University of Bradford "Migration by Boat is an excellent example of engaged social science... With its inter-disciplinary perspective, geographical diversity and historical sensitivity, it succeeds in presenting in-depth insights into this highly sensitive phenomenon." * Joris Schapendonk, Radboud University
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