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The Resource Asylum-Seeking Journeys in Asia : Refugees in Hong Kong and Bangkok, Terence Chun T at Shum

Asylum-Seeking Journeys in Asia : Refugees in Hong Kong and Bangkok, Terence Chun T at Shum

Label
Asylum-Seeking Journeys in Asia : Refugees in Hong Kong and Bangkok
Title
Asylum-Seeking Journeys in Asia
Title remainder
Refugees in Hong Kong and Bangkok
Statement of responsibility
Terence Chun T at Shum
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book looks in detail at the journeys to asylum in Asia which are largely neglected in the media and academic analyses, despite Asia becoming the most essential region for asylum, receiving refugees from both within and outside of the continent. Treating asylum-seeking journeys as a transnational space, the author investigates the actual asylum-seeking process from homelands to either Hong Kong or Bangkok. Today, refugees undertake multiple, long, and life-threatening journeys before arriving in receiving societies; from the moment of arrival in Hong Kong or Bangkok, they face a wide array of challenges. An ethnographic account of how refugees navigate and negotiate their journeys to asylum, this book highlights the social, political, economic, and psychological processes involved in "becoming" and "being" a refugee. This encompasses not only the physical movement of refugees, but also their embodiments and emotional encounters. The author offers a micro-level analysis of asylum-seeking journeys - from the aspiration to flee, to migration preparation, to border crossing, to homemaking in prolonged displacement. All of these stages reveal how these journeys create ever-evolving realities with new constellations of options and constraints. By focusing on refugees' understanding, perception of, and interaction with the people, environments, and situations around them, this book illustrates how refugee life plans are shaped and reshaped by the embodied experience of their journeys, and how their ideas of home have changed over time. Asylum-seeking Journeys in Asia will appeal to scholars and students in the fields of migration and refugee studies, diaspora studies, globalisation, and Asian studies. It will also be of interest to policymakers and humanitarian workers involved in providing services and assistance to the global refugee population
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Biographical or historical data
Terence Chun Tat Shum is Research Assistant Professor in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at The Open University of Hong Kong. His areas of research cover migration and refugee studies, globalisation and multiculturalism, and African diaspora and culture
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shum, Terence Chun Tat
Dewey number
342.083
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Routledge series on Asian Migration
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  • Asylum, Right of
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
Label
Asylum-Seeking Journeys in Asia : Refugees in Hong Kong and Bangkok, Terence Chun T at Shum
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of illustrations; Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 Asylum-seeking in Hong Kong and Bangkok: a historical perspective; 3 Constructing journeys: the making of exits and entrances; 4 Governing refugees in Hong Kong and Bangkok: identity, exclusion, and marginalisation; 5 Prolonged displacement and negotiating "home" in Hong Kong; 6 Prolonged displacement and negotiating "home" in Bangkok; 7 Conclusion: a journey without destination?; Bibliography; Index
Control code
on1086375508
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351375207
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1086375508
Label
Asylum-Seeking Journeys in Asia : Refugees in Hong Kong and Bangkok, Terence Chun T at Shum
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of illustrations; Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 Asylum-seeking in Hong Kong and Bangkok: a historical perspective; 3 Constructing journeys: the making of exits and entrances; 4 Governing refugees in Hong Kong and Bangkok: identity, exclusion, and marginalisation; 5 Prolonged displacement and negotiating "home" in Hong Kong; 6 Prolonged displacement and negotiating "home" in Bangkok; 7 Conclusion: a journey without destination?; Bibliography; Index
Control code
on1086375508
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351375207
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1086375508

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