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Tracing Asylum Journeys, Transnational Mobility of Non-European Refugees to Canada Via Turkey

This book explores the asylum journey of non-European asylum applicants who seek asylum in Turkey before resettling in Canada with the aid of the Canadian government's assisted resettlement programme. Based on ethnographic research among Syrian, Afghan, Eritrean, Ethiopian, Iraqi, Iranian, Somali, Sudanese and Congolese nationals it considers the interactions of asylum seekers with both UNHCR's refugee status determination and Canada's refugee resettlement programme. With attention to the practices of migrants, the author shows how the asylum journey contains both mobility and stasis and constitutes a micro-political image of the fluidity and relativity of attributed identities and labels on the part of state migration systems. A multi-sited ethnography that shows how the migration journey is linked to the production and reproduction of knowledge, as well as the diffusion of produced knowledge among past, present, and future asylum seekers who form trans-local social networks in the course of their route, in Turkey, and in Canada. Tracing Asylum Journeys will appeal to sociologists and political scientists with interests in migration and transnational studies, and refugee and asylum settlement
Table Of Contents
Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; Series editor's preface; Acknowledgements; Table of abbreviations; Introduction: The asylum journey en route to Canada via Turkey; The use of concepts; Asylum as an assembled journey; What is an asylum journey?; Methodology; Choosing the cases: Turkey and Canada; Conducting interviews and access to data; Ethical issues and problems in the field; Structure of the book; Notes; 1. The asylum journey and the governance of transnational refugee mobility
Literary Form
non fiction
Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 141 pages), illustrations
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