Refugees and History: Why We Must Address the Past
Posted: 5 Aug 2009
This article examines a pressing problem for those concerned with research on forced migration – the absence of refugees from most historical work, and the low profile of history in Refugee Studies. Using examples from Europe and South Asia, it considers why refugees have been “silenced” by history and how we can develop positive, inclusive approaches to the past.
Keywords: refugees, forced migration, history, past, exclusion, sanctuary, refuge, asylum, Partition, testimony
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