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Muslim Asylum-Seekers and Refugees: Negotiating Identity, Politics and Religion in the UK

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In the current geopolitical context, religion, nationality and country of origin have increasingly become intertwined and politicized in relation to asylum, both as policy and as personal experience. Based on interviews conducted in the UK with a range of Middle Eastern Muslim asylum-seekers and refugees, this article proposes that regional and religious identity markers have grown to dictate interactions, be they real or imagined, with the host community. Throughout the article we explore th...

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10.1093/jrs/feq022

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, International Development, Refugee Studies Centre
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Journal:
JOURNAL OF REFUGEE STUDIES
Volume:
23
Issue:
3
Pages:
294-314
Publication date:
2010-09-05
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EISSN:
1471-6925
ISSN:
0951-6328
URN:
uuid:4f6211b8-fbf8-40c6-92f4-c2f16c48e8a4
Source identifiers:
300540
Local pid:
pubs:300540
Language:
English
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