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Refugee Self-Reliance: Moving Beyond the Marketplace (October, 2017)

Refugee Self-Reliance: Moving Beyond the Marketplace (October, 2017)

https://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/news/new-research-in-brief-on-refugee-self-reliance I have contributed to this research in brief with my study on Halba in northern Lebanon. You can download the whole paper here: https://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/publications/refugee-self-reliance-moving-beyond-the-marketplace. The issue of how to promote refugee self-reliance has become of heightened importance as the number of forcibly displaced people in the world rises and budgets for refugees in long-term situations […]
Humanitarian Pedagogies of Transit (September 2017)

Humanitarian Pedagogies of Transit (September 2017)

(Syrian refugee children at school in Turkey. Photo credit: worldbulletin.net) http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2017/09/26/humanitarian-pedagogies-of-transit/ Despite the traditionally temporary character of their interventions, humanitarian agencies providing ad hoc services in crisis-affected areas are increasingly viewing education as a necessity. As such, education has been progressively integrated into the standard humanitarian toolkit. Delivering formal education in crises, however, remains an […]
Jeu et sport. Comprendre les enjeux entre pratiques de développement, protection et migration

Jeu et sport. Comprendre les enjeux entre pratiques de développement, protection et migration

(Photo by Right to Play-Ethiopia). Appel à communications pour l’atelier: Jeu et sport. Comprendre les enjeux entre pratiques de développement, protection et migration WOCMES 2018 Séville (Espagne) 16-20 Juillet 2018. Suite aux derniers flux migratoires provenant de certains pays du Moyen-Orient, les organisations internationales humanitaires mettent en place des projets de développement ayant comme moyen […]
Athens and the Struggle for a Mobile Commons

Athens and the Struggle for a Mobile Commons

Originally posted on Refugee Hosts:
In this piece, Tahir Zaman reflects on how new models of citizenship are up-ending the myopia of state-centric responses to displacement. In Athens, a ‘mobile commons’ is opening up, defined by sharing, solidarity and resistance to a state whose priorities reflect more the interests of international capital than the needs…
“Muslim Women” and Gender Inequality in Australia’s Assimilationist-Multicultural Policies. Participation in Sport as a Case Study

“Muslim Women” and Gender Inequality in Australia’s Assimilationist-Multicultural Policies. Participation in Sport as a Case Study

Published on “About Gender” 6 (11), 2017: 324-353. Available online at: http://www.aboutgender.unige.it/index.php/generis/article/view/383 Abstract When talking about Islam, the “religionization” of subjects – in particular female subjects – becomes the primary analytical tool to describe power relations within cultural groups and in multicultural societies. Likewise, religionization is widely employed in neoliberal western societies to discuss the […]
White Helmets, Not White Collars

White Helmets, Not White Collars

Source: the Independent. White Helmets, Not White Collars http://www.syriauntold.com/en/2017/06/white-helmets-not-white-collars/ By Estella Carpi. Last autumn, Max Blumenthal’s commentary on the White Helmets in Syria went viral in the international media. At the same time, the 2016 White Helmets movie and the “Hollywoodization” of civilian search and rescue operations became objects of discussion and even suspicion in […]
Playing on the Move: Understanding Play, Care and Migration through Inter-relationality

Playing on the Move: Understanding Play, Care and Migration through Inter-relationality

Photo taken by: Right to Play, Ethiopia. Call for Abstracts, WOCMES 2018 Playing on the Move: Understanding Play, Care and Migration through Inter-relationality In the wake of the latest migration flows from the Middle Eastern region, mostly the result of economic hardships and protracted political failures, humanitarian and development organisations have increasingly been relying on […]
Space of Refuge Symposium Report

Space of Refuge Symposium Report

Originally posted on Refugee Hosts :
On Wednesday 15 March 2017, Samar Maqusi, Prof. Murray Fraser (both of UCL-Bartlett School of Architecture) and Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (UCL-Geography and Refugee Hosts PI) convened a symposium on Space of Refuge. The symposium drew heavily on Maqusi’s PhD research in Jordan and Lebanon, enabling a conversation around the roles that space and scale play…
Refugee Hospitality and Humanitarian Action in Northern Lebanon: between Social Order and Transborder History

Refugee Hospitality and Humanitarian Action in Northern Lebanon: between Social Order and Transborder History

English Version: http://urd.org/Refugee-Hospitality-and This short essay will discuss the social spaces which, in times of crisis, turn into host environments for refugees and displaced people, and where humanitarian programmes are implemented. It argues that the “hosting spaces” that populate the media and NGO reports which tackle refugee influxes are constructed with direct and indirect purposes. […]