Refuge

Refuge is a magazine specializing in Social Science topics.

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 2, Winter

A Case Study of the Vietnamese in Toronto: Contesting Representations of the Vietnamese in Canadian Social Work Literature
Abstract This article argues that the lived experiences and challenges of the Vietnamese community in Toronto are not reflected in the social work literature that continues to represent them as exceptional refugees. Over forty years after the fall...
Across the Seas: Australia's Response to Refugees-A History
Across the Seas: Australia's Response to Refugees--A History Klaus Neumann Carlton, AUS: Black, 2015, 352 pp. In his latest book, Klaus Neumann takes us on a very exciting tour through the deeps and shallows of Australia's history of migration...
From the Land of Shadows: War, Revolution and the Making of the Cambodian Diaspora
Khatharya Um New York: New York University Press, 2015,329 pp. Southeast Asian Migration: People on the Move in Search of Work, Refuge and Belonging Edited by Khatharya Um and Sofia Gaspar Chicago: Sussex Academic, 2016, 230 pp. Southeast...
Inside/outside the Circle: From the Indochinese Designated Class to Contemporary Group Processing
Abstract This article compares the conditions surrounding the creation of Canada's former Indochinese Designated Class and the contemporary group processing program. Under this program the UNHCR identifies and refers entire groupings of refugees...
Migration by Boat: Discourses of Trauma, Exclusion and Survival
Migration by Boat: Discourses of Trauma, Exclusion and Survival Edited by Lynda Mannik New York: Berghahn Books, 2016, 290 pp. "What are the Rights of Man and the Liberties of the World but Loose-Fish?," quipped Herman Melville in Moby-Dick....
Navigating a River by Its Bends: A Comparison of Cambodian Remigration
Navigating a River by Its Bends: A Comparison of Cambodian Remigration Gea Wijers Amsterdam: vu University Press, 2013,197 pp. Navigating a River by Its Bends is the book version of Gea Wijers's doctoral dissertation. It comprises a collection...
Private Sponsorship: Complementary or Conflicting Interests?
Abstract Canada's Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program commenced before the Indochinese refugee flow began, and it has continued for almost 40 years since it subsided. Although conceived of as a complementary partnership, private sponsorship...
Real Queer? Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Refugees in the Canadian Refugee Apparatus
Real Queer? Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Refugees in the Canadian Refugee Apparatus David A. B. Murray London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016,183 pp. Real Queer? offers a critical analysis of the Canadian refugee determination system...
The Indochinese Refugee Movement and the Launch of Canada's Private Sponsorship Program
This special issue of Refuge comes as Canada is receiving a second tranche of Syrian refugees processed in Beirut in May 2016. They are admitted as government-assisted refugees (gars), privately sponsored refugees (PSRS), and Blended Visa Officer-Referred...
The Indochinese Refugee Movement and the Subsequent Evolution of UNHCR and Canadian Resettlement Selection Policies and Practices
Abstract The Indochinese refugee movement cast a long shadow over subsequent resettlement operations, UNHCR has since asserted greater leadership, with resettlement becoming more individually focused and globally diverse, but also more complex....
The Indochinese Refugee Movement: An Exploratory Case Study of the Windsor Experience
Abstract Following the fall of Saigon in 1975, thousands fled Indochina in small boats to attain political asylum in neighbouring countries. Canada played a leading role in the resettlement of thousands of Indochinese refugees, and a significant...
The Stories They Carried: Reflections of Vietnamese-Canadians 40 Years after That War
Abstract This article explores the narratives of former refugees from Vietnam who resettled in Canada. Each of these stories highlights the profound dilemmas, motivations, and experiences of Vietnamese refugees. Collectively, they demonstrate the...
The Vietnamese Refugee Crisis of the 1970s and 1980s: A Retrospective View from NGO Resettlement Workers
Abstract This article examines the role of NGO resettlement workers in refugee camps in Southeast Asia during the late 1970s and 1980s. The workers offered psychological support to refugees whose lives were in turmoil, but they also helped them...
Unsettled: Cambodian Refugees in the New York City Hyperghetto
Unsettled: Cambodian Refugees in the New York City Hyperghetto Eric Tang Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2015, 220 pp. Eric Tang's Unsettled: Cambodian Refugees in the New York City Hyperghetto is an important contribution to the literature...
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