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Title Syrian refugee children in the Middle East and Europe : integrating the young and exiled / edited by Michelle Pace and Somdeep Sen
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018


Description 1 online resource (xi, 123 pages)
Series Routledge studies in Middle Eastern society
Routledge studies in Middle Eastern society.
Contents The young and exiled : an introduction / Somdeep Sen and Michelle Pace -- The EU-Turkey deal and the impact on refugee children / Michelle pace -- The processes of integration and education : the case of Syrian refugees and Syrian refugee children in Turkey / Dogus Simsek -- The resilience of Syrian refugee children in Lebanon / Michel Maragel and Sandra Manachi -- From a state of shock to agency in liminality : Syrians and their children on the move / Josepha Ivanka Wessels -- An emerging framework for providing education to Syrian refugee children in Lebanon / Bassel Akar and Erik van Ommering -- The right to have rights of Syrian refugee youth -- two stories about the possibilities of membership in exile / Lisa Maren Steller -- "They are from a country, and we are from another" -- the intersection of education and social cohesion between Syrian refugees and their host community in Lebanon / Lana Khattab, Chiara Butti and Ilina Slavova -- Writing the "refugee crisis" : proposals for activist research / Somdeep Sen -- The young and exiled : a postscript / Jennifer Skulte-Ouaiss
Summary Since the start of the conflict in Syria in 2011, Syrian refugee children have withstood violence, uncertainty, fear, trauma and loss. This book follows their journeys by bringing together scholars and practitioners to reflect on how to make their situation better and to get this knowledge to as many front liners - across European and neighbouring countries in the Middle East - as possible. The book is premised on the underlying conception of refugee children as not merely a vulnerable contingent of the displaced Syrian population, but one that possesses a certain agency for change and progress. In this vein, the various contributions aim to not just de-securitize the 'conversation' on migration that frequently centres on the presumed insecurity that refugees personify. They also de-securitize the figure and image of the refugee. Through the stories of the youngest and most vulnerable, they demonstrate that refugee children are not mere opaque figures on who we project our insecurities. Instead, they embody potentials and opportunities for progress that we need to nurture, as young refugees find themselves compelled to both negotiate the practical realities of a life in exile, and situate themselves in changing and unfamiliar sociocultural contexts. Drawing on extensive field research, this edited volume points in the direction of a new rights based framework which will safeguard the future of these children and their well-being. Offering a comparative lens between approaches to tackling refugees in the Middle East and Europe, this book will appeal to students and scholars of refugees and migration studies, human rights, as well as anyone with an interest in the Middle East or Europe
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (Taylor & Francis Group, viewed December 21, 2018)
Subject Refugee children -- Syria
Refugee children -- Middle East
Refugee children -- Europe
Syrians -- Middle East
Syrians -- Europe
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
Refugee children
SUBJECT Syria -- History -- Civil War, 2011- -- Refugees
Subject Europe
Middle East
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Pace, Michelle, 1970- editor.
Sen, Somdeep, editor.
ISBN 9781351169318