Palgrave Studies in Compromise after Conflict

Rebuilding Lives After Genocide

Migration, Adaptation and Acculturation

Authors: Asquith, Linda

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  • Brings together research on migration, victimisation and recovery
  • Sheds light on an under-examined group of people
  • Highlights the role that social capital plays in survivors’ attempts to rebuild their lives
  • Analyses how policy and legal responses shape survivors post-genocide experiences
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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.

About the authors

Linda Asquith is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Leeds Beckett University, UK. She has been working in higher education for the past 10 years. Prior to this she completed the Imperial War Museum Holocaust Education Fellowship in 2006-7. It was this fellowship that prompted her decision to conduct research which focused on Holocaust survivors and their experiences. Alongside her academic work, Linda has also worked in the field of Holocaust education and regularly gives talks on Holocaust Memorial Day to community groups.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rebuilding Lives After Genocide
Book Subtitle
Migration, Adaptation and Acculturation
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Compromise after Conflict
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14074-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14074-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14073-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 220
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