Refugees, Refuge and Human Displacement

Refugees, Refuge and Human Displacement

Edited by Ignacio López-Calvo & Marjorie Agosin

Anthem Studies in Latin American Literature and Culture

This volume studies the concept of refuge as well as historical forced displacement and statelessness, trying to provide potential lasting solutions to the many problems associated with this situation. It moves from the pressing crisis of refugees to the crisis of humanity that seeks to find refuge.

PDF, 250 Pages

ISBN:9781839982491

November 2022

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November 2022

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About This Book

Forced displacement, statelessness, and the omnipresence of asylum seekers and refugees—innocent people uprooted from their homes by war, climate change, natural catastrophes, economic collapse, terrorism—have been one the most challenging problems for the international community for several decades. Only in 2019, almost 1,900 environmental catastrophes caused almost 25 new internal displacements in 140 countries and territories, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council. This number is three times larger than the displacements as a result of conflicts or violence. As a result, the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), the lead international United Nations agency coordinating refugee protection, continues to struggle to deal with so many simultaneous dire situations worldwide. But rather than organizations such as UNHCR, governments have the power to make a difference with their empathy and generosity. 

The COVID-19 pandemic, which has worsened the situation for refugees worldwide, has also brought crises (such as collapsed supply chains) to the West that are, unfortunately, common in other areas of the planet. In fact, there is a lot to learn about crisis management and resolution from these non-Western experiences of epidemics, natural catastrophes, war, and other extreme situations in refugee camps all over the world.

The essays in this volume will study the concept of refuge as well as historical forced displacement and statelessness, trying to provide potential lasting solutions to the many problems associated with this situation. This volume is not only timely but expansive, as it moves from the pressing crisis of refugees to the crisis of humanity that seeks to find refuge.

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Author Information

Marjorie Agosin is a poet and human rights activist with a long career dedicated to the themes of social justice.

Ignacio López-Calvo is UC Merced Presidential Endowed Chair in the humanities and professor of Latin American literature. He is the author of eight monographs.

Series

Anthem Studies in Latin American Literature and Culture

Table of Contents

Introduction by Ignacio López-Calvo and Marjorie Agosín; Chapter 1. Howie Tam, “Refugee as a Racial Form in Twenty-First Century Global Capitalism”; Chapter 2. Cristián Doña-Reveco, “Latin American Migrations: Fear and Agency in the New Home”; Chapter 3. Rocío Quispe-Agnoli, “Shelter And Memory-Making: Refuge as Poetic Space in Latin American Women’s Writings”; Chapter 4. Bárbara Mujica, “Finding Refuge in Your Own Castle: Teresa De Ávila’s Moradas”; Chapter 5. Anne Ashbaugh, “Empathy and Refuge”; Chapter 6. Sara Roy, “When a Loaf a Bread Was Not Enough: Unsilencing the Past in Gaza”; Chapter 7. Christian Cwik, “Jewish Families from Vienna in the Southern Caribbean during the Shoah”; Chapter 8. Elizabeth R. Desombre, “Refuge and Environmental Responsibility”; Chapter 9. Yael Siman, “State Violence and Refuge: The Experiences and Subjectivities of Jewish Refugees Who Immigrated to Mexico during WWII and the Holocaust”; Chapter 10. Richard F. Mollica, “The Great Human Stories of Our Age: Who Am I and I Am Leaving/Coming Home”; Chapter 11. Delaney Ding and Julie Levison, “Migrant Health and Human Rights”; Chapter 12. Nisha Sajnani, “The Theatre as Refuge”; Chapter 13. Vasileia Digidiki and Jacqueline Bhabha, Chapter 14. F. Javier Cevallos; Chapter 15. Cristian Montes Capó.

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