Dis-placed: space, settlement, and agency

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2021-07-01
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International Journal of Islamic Architecture
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2045-5895
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2045-5909
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Intellect Ltd.
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10
Issue
2
Pages
327 - 334
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English
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This article introduces the special issue ‘Dis-placed’. Questioning the term ‘refugee’ as an identity marker and pointing at the problematic connotations it embodies, the article explores the spatial forms of refugee experience. The knowledge of space, as produced within disciplines such as geography, urban planning, and architecture, is deployed by states to limit the movements of forced migrants across and within national borders. In response, the article calls for social/spatial justice, arguing that this can only be achieved through the blurring of the boundaries between host and refugee identities. The contributions in this special issue present investigations on different facets of the spatiality of forced migration through various disciplinary approaches and methodologies. Taken together, they underline the importance of the link between space and refugee agency in tackling forced migration.

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Refugee, Displacement, Forced migration, Refugee agency, Refugee camp, Mobility
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