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Losing Place: Refugee Populations and Rural Transformations in East Africa
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Volume 3

Forced Migration

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Losing Place

Refugee Populations and Rural Transformations in East Africa

Johnathan B. Bascom

224 pages, 9 maps, 5 tables, 7 graphs, 7 ills, glossary, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-083-0 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (January 1999)

ISBN  978-1-57181-830-0 $29.95/£21.00 Pb Published (September 2001)

eISBN 978-1-78238-184-6 eBook


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Reviews

“Very useful, both for its analysis and for its historical detail.” • International Migration Review

“A very good piece of work … a major contribution to understanding the impact of new economic environments upon the economic and social survival of refugees…” • Elizabeth Colson, University of California, Berkeley

“[Bascom's] work is of the highest quality, representing an exemplary geographical approach to a phenomenon and its associated problems.” • W.T.S. Gould, Graduate School of Population Studies, University of Liverpool

“Dr. Bascom is an outstanding scholar whose research is on the cutting edge of integrating population, economic, regional, cultural, agricultural, and political geographies.” • William B.Wood, Director, Office of the Geographer and Global Issues

Description

Refugee flight, settlement, and repatriation are not static, self-contained, or singular events. Instead, they are three stages of an ongoing process made and mirrored in the lives of real people. For that reason, there is an evident need for historical and longitudinal studies of refugee populations that rise above description and trace the process of social transformation during the "full circle" of flight resettlement, and return home. This book probes the economic forces and social processes responsible for shaping the everyday existence for refugees as they move through exile.

Johnathan Bascom is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at East Carolina University.

Subject: Refugee & Migration Studies
Area: Africa



Contents

List of Maps, Figures, and Tables
Preface
Abbreviations
Acknowledgements
Credits

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Refugees and Rural Transformations
Chapter 3. Migration and Agrarian Change on the Border Lands
Chapter 4. Integration and the Cultivation of a Hard Life
Chapter 5. Resettlement and Positions of Poverty
Chapter 6. Exile and the Perils of Pastoralism
Chapter 7. Asylum and the Making of Home Terrain
Chapter 8. Repatriation and the Search for Home
Chapter 9. Concluding Reflections

Bibliography
Appendices
Index

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