Managing the Undesirables
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Description: Official figures classify some fifty million of the world's people as 'victims of forced displacement'. Refugees, asylum seekers, disaster victims, the internally displaced and the temporarily tolerated - categories of the excluded proliferate, but many more are left out of count. In the face of this tragedy, humanitarian action increasingly seems the only possible response. On the ground, however, the 'facilities' put in place are more reminiscent of the logic of totalitarianism. In a situation of permanent catastrophe and endless emergency, 'undesirables' are kept apart and out of sight, while the care dispensed is designed to control, filter and confine. How should we interpret the disturbing symbiosis between the hand that cares and the hand that strikes? After seven years of study in the refugee camps, Michel Agier reveals their 'disquieting ambiguity' and stresses the imperative need to take into account forms of improvisation and challenge that are currently transforming the camps, sometimes making them into towns and heralding the emergence of political subjects. A radical critique of the foundations, contexts, and political effects of humanitarian action.
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Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 12/3/2010
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
|List of Acronyms Used|
|Introduction: From Vulnerable to Undesirable|
|A World of Undesirables, a Network of Camps|
|Refugees, Displaced, Rejected: The Itinerary of the Stateless|
|Encampment Today: An Attempted Inventory|
|Everyday Life in the Twenty-First Century's Refugee Camps|
|An Ethnologist in the Refugee Camps|
|The Interminable Insomnia of Exile: The Camp as an Ordinary Exceptionalism|
|Experiences of Wandering, Borders and Camps: Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea|
|Surviving, Reviving, Leaving, Remaining: The Long Life of Angolan Refugees in Zambia|
|Camp-Towns: Somalia in Kenya|
|In the Name of the Refugees: Political Representation and Action in the Camps|
|Who Will Speak Out in the Camp? A Study of Refugees' Testimony|
|Three After the Camps...|
|'If This Is a Town...'|
|'If This Is a World...'|
|'If This is a Government...'|