publication . Doctoral thesis . 2011

The accidental city : violence, economy and humanitarianism in Kakuma refugee camp Kenya

Jansen, B.J.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Publisher: S.n.
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
<p> In this research I examine social ordering processes in Kakuma refugee camp in</p> <p> Kenya. I view the camp as an accidental city, by which I challenge the image of</p> <p> the camp as a temporary and artificial waiting space or a protracted refugee crisis</p> <p> per se. The reference to the city is both metaphorically and physically relevant. First,</p> <p> the metaphorical dimension of the city places refugees and their negotiation of</p> <p> space into the realm of the normal and the possible, contrary to prevailing notions</p> <p> of the camp as an abnormality. In this thesis, I analyze the ways in which refugees</p> <p> settle down in the camp and in...
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free text keywords: rampen, oorlog, vluchtelingen, noodgevallen, sociologie, agressief gedrag, organisatie, bevolkingsverplaatsing, economie, vn, niet-gouvernementele organisaties, plaatselijk bestuur, plaatselijke bevolking, kenya, afrika, disasters, war, refugees, emergencies, sociology, aggressive behaviour, organization, resettlement, economics, un, non-governmental organizations, local government, local population, africa
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