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Kaiser, Tania (2016) 'Risk and Social Transformation: Gender and forced migration.' In: Sharoni, Simona, Welland, Julia, Steiner, Linda and Peders, Jennifer, (eds.), Handbook on Gender and War. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 194-212. (International Handbooks on Gender series)

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As conflict has transformed in the decades since the end of the cold war, civilian populations have borne the brunt of chronic, protracted and unpredictable conflict dynamics. Forced migration is one of the most visible and disruptive consequences of armed conflict for civilian populations, regardless of gender. This chapter sets out to document the existence of a mutually constitutive relationship, whereby gender identities and relations both affect the context and experience of forced migration, and are affected by it. It first indicates some of the ways that people are constituted as refugees, and shows that experiences may differ widely depending on context and positionality. Specifically, it discusses how gender identity and subjectivities interact with the legal and practical exigencies of becoming a refugee or IDP, before introducing the illustrative case of the South Sudanese refugee population in Uganda. The chapter explores the implications of subjectivities for men and women in relation to the opportunities and risks afforded by forced migration through the lens of three main analytical areas: labour, social change and violence.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Development Studies
ISBN: 9781849808910
Copyright Statement: © Simona Sharoni, Julia Welland, Linda Steiner and Jennifer Pedersen 2016. This is a draft chapter. The final version is available in Handbook on Gender and War edited by Simona Sharoni, Julia Welland, Linda Steiner and Jennifer Pedersen, published in 2016, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd The material cannot be used for any other purpose without further permission of the publisher, and is for private use only.
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Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2015 09:11
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