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TitleRebuilding Lives After Genocide [electronic resource] : Migration, Adaptation and Acculturation / by Linda Asquith
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
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Descript XV, 220 p. online resource


This book examines how genocide survivors rebuild their lives following migration after genocide. Drawing on a mixture of in-depth interviews and published testimony, it utilises Bourdieu’s concept of social capital to highlight how individuals reconstruct their lives in a new country. The data comprises in-depth interviews with survivors of the Rwandan and Bosnian genocides, and the Holocaust. This combination of data allows for a broader analysis of the themes within the data. Overall, Rebuilding Lives After Genocide seeks to demonstrate that a constructivist, grounded theoretical approach to research can draw attention to experiences that have been hidden and unheard. The life of survivors in the wake of genocides is a neglected field, particularly in the context of migration and resettlement. Therefore, this book provides a unique insight into the debate surrounding recovery from victimisation and the intersection between migration and victimisation


1. Introduction -- 2. Bourdieu and Social Capital -- 3. Migration and Acculturation -- 4. New lives: Initial adaptation -- 5. Resettlement and Reintegration: Adapting to life in the UK -- 6: Identity and Adaptation -- 7. Conclusion

Victimology Human rights Criminology Peace Migration Self Political sociology Victimology. Human Rights and Crime . Conflict Studies. Migration. Self and Identity. Political Sociology.


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