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Series: New Americanists
Published: 01 January 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822399476-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9947-6
Book Chapter

By Catherine Besteman
Series: Global Insecurities
Published: 05 February 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7472-5
...Refuge The Somali Bantu community in Lewiston is wrestling with internal debates about new cultural values and practices made accessible by the move to America. For people who prioritize community life and social networks over individualism, self-sufficiency means community independence...
Series: Global Insecurities
Published: 05 February 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374725-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7472-5
... individual economic autonomy, and integration does not mean abandoning their values. Their first decade in Lewiston brought massive challenges as Somali Bantu refugees tried to prioritize mutual social responsibility and foster inclusive democratic practice in Lewiston’s civic society, while adjusting...
Series: Global Insecurities
Published: 05 February 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374725
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7472-5
Published: 16 February 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385561-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8556-1
Published: 16 May 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822378822-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7882-2
Series: Dissident acts
Published: 06 November 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012696-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1269-6
Series: consent not to be a single being
Published: 20 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371977-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7197-7
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 20 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007609-094
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0760-9
Series: Global Insecurities
Published: 05 February 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7472-5
Series: Global Insecurities
Published: 05 February 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7472-5
Series: Global Insecurities
Published: 05 February 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7472-5
Series: Global Insecurities
Published: 05 February 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374725-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7472-5
... in Lewiston, Maine. The introduction describes the reunion, explains the process of ethnographic fieldwork, and introduces the themes of the book, including why refugees matter and what their mobility means in the current global order. The chapter also introduces questions about assumptions of humanitarianism...
Book Chapter

By Catherine Besteman
Series: Global Insecurities
Published: 05 February 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7472-5
...Refugees Using ethnography from 1987–88 and oral histories collected in 2006–8, the chapter describes Somalia’s civil war through the experiences of three families in Banta from before the arrival of war, through the war, to their flight to Kenya as refugees. The people in Banta’s region were...
Series: Global Insecurities
Published: 05 February 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374725-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7472-5
... Using ethnography from 1987–88 and oral histories collected in 2006–8, the chapter describes Somalia’s civil war through the experiences of three families in Banta from before the arrival of war, through the war, to their flight to Kenya as refugees. The people in Banta’s region were...
Series: Global Insecurities
Published: 05 February 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374725-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7472-5
... After an overview of the history of the legal creation of the category of “refugee” and the creation of the international refugee regime, the chapter reviews the history of refugee resettlement in the United States. The discussion reveals that the humanitarian management of refugees is centrally...
Series: Global Insecurities
Published: 05 February 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374725-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7472-5
... This chapter focuses on refugee agency to explore how refugees find and create spaces for action, collaborate with activists to elude and challenge structures of control, and articulate an alternative politics of identity and self-determination beyond their identity as exemplars of “bare life...
Book Chapter

By Catherine Besteman
Series: Global Insecurities
Published: 05 February 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7472-5
...Lewiston This chapter presents the version of Lewiston’s story told by city officials who highlight the financial burden on the city of accommodating unexpected impoverished refugees in the context of a retreating welfare state. Officials had to develop programs for refugees that conformed...
Series: Global Insecurities
Published: 05 February 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374725-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7472-5
Series: Global Insecurities
Published: 05 February 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374725-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7472-5
... This chapter presents the version of Lewiston’s story told by city officials who highlight the financial burden on the city of accommodating unexpected impoverished refugees in the context of a retreating welfare state. Officials had to develop programs for refugees that conformed to federal...