New special issue of Journal of Refugee Studies explores the meaning and effects of the camp – University of Copenhagen

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27 June 2016

New special issue of Journal of Refugee Studies explores the meaning and effects of the camp

All over the world asylum seekers, refugees and other people on the move are being put in camps of various kinds. In a special issue of Journal of Refugee Studies, edited by AMIS Affiliate Simon Turner, a number of scholars set out to explore how we may understand the camp, explore its limits and scrutinize its effects. The issue argues that camps need to be understood not only in spatial terms as sites of exclusion but also in temporal terms as brackets in time. It further shows that camps are not simply containers for bare life but also crossroads that may produce new subjectivities.

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