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Home-making during protracted exile: Diverse responses of refugee families in the face of remigration

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Through in-depth case studies about repatriation decision-making among Liberian refugees, this article examines how different processes of home-making during prolonged exile affects their return decisions and result in diverse familial responses to repatriation. Conceptualizations of forced displacement are often tied to notions about “loss of homeland” and exile, with references made to being literally “out of place.” This, however, ignores the reality that during protracted exile in a refug...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
International Development
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Transnational Social Review Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
1-2
Pages:
26-40
Publication date:
2016-04-27
DOI:
EISSN:
2196-145X
ISSN:
2193-1674
Pubs id:
pubs:942318
URN:
uri:865aff0b-a717-473b-9c86-f64834818da5
UUID:
uuid:865aff0b-a717-473b-9c86-f64834818da5
Local pid:
pubs:942318

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