By Maggie O'Neill
Problems with asylum, migration, humanitarian defense and integration/belonging are of starting to be curiosity past the disciplinary components of refugee experiences, migration, and social coverage. Rooted in additional than 20 years of scholarship, this booklet makes use of severe social thought and participatory, biographical and humanities established tools with asylum seekers, refugees and rising groups to discover the dynamics of the asylum-migration-community nexus. It argues that inter-disciplinary research is needed to accommodate the complexity of the problems concerned and bargains figuring out as praxis (purposeful knowledge), drawing upon leading edge participatory, arts dependent, performative and coverage correct study.
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4 ‘As a region, Europe received 75 percent of all asylum applications although the United States remained the single largest recipient country with an estimated 13 percent of all applications filed in industrialized nations (23,700). France ranks as the second recipient nation with 10 percent of all claims (19,400), followed by Canada (18,700), the United Kingdom (17,700) and Germany, ranked fifth (12,000)’ (UNHCR, 2009). 5 25 Asylum, migration and community See Sales (2007, pp 133-4) for a very helpful table documenting British immigration legislation.
Like Adelman, he considers: how the changing practices of states have presented refugees at different times as heroes and villains … looks at patterns of migration – legal and ‘illegal’ – and the ways in which the changing policies of states in North America and Europe have affected the status of refugees today. (2006, p 95) Castles (2003) argues in a similar vein that globalisation provides a context for understanding both economic and forced migration in that ‘globalization is not a system of equitable participation in a fairlystructured global economy, society and polity but rather a system of selective inclusion and exclusion of specific areas and groups, which maintains and exacerbates inequality’ (2003, p 16).
Thus Chapters Three and Four explore methodological approaches to the asylum-migration-community nexus, including media analysis and discourses of social inclusion/exclusion and the growth of artsbased work to generate knowledge and challenge processes of labelling and stereotyping as well as aid processes of belonging for new arrivals, predominantly refugees and asylum seekers. These chapters also examine research and social policy that engages with the relational and psychosocial dynamics involved.
Asylum, Migration and Community by Maggie O'Neill