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Chagos Islanders in Mauritius and the UK: Forced Displacement and Onward Migration

Laura Jeffery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084300
eISBN:
9781781702451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084300.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

The Chagos islanders were forcibly uprooted from the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean between 1965 and 1973. This book compares the experiences of displaced Chagos islanders in Mauritius with ... More


Forced displacement and onward migration

Laura Jeffery

in Chagos Islanders in Mauritius and the UK: Forced Displacement and Onward Migration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084300
eISBN:
9781781702451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084300.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to explore Chagossians' recollections of forced displacement, their reformulations of the homeland, their challenging lives ... More


Mobilisation in exile

Laura Jeffery

in Chagos Islanders in Mauritius and the UK: Forced Displacement and Onward Migration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084300
eISBN:
9781781702451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084300.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter describes the mobilisation of Chagos islanders in Mauritius. Chagossian groups have historically been united concerning their desired ends, with a shared focus on compensation and the ... More


The politics of culture in exile

Laura Jeffery

in Chagos Islanders in Mauritius and the UK: Forced Displacement and Onward Migration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084300
eISBN:
9781781702451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084300.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Culture [kiltir] has been an issue for displaced Chagos islanders in Mauritius for two reasons connected to the Chagossian struggle. First, in order to make a case for special treatment — ... More


Echoes of marginalisation in Crawley

Laura Jeffery

in Chagos Islanders in Mauritius and the UK: Forced Displacement and Onward Migration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084300
eISBN:
9781781702451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084300.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter reveals the similarities and differences between the Chagossians' forced displacement from the Chagos Archipelago and their onward migration to the UK. The ‘echoes of marginalisation’ ... More


Making home in exile

Laura Jeffery

in Chagos Islanders in Mauritius and the UK: Forced Displacement and Onward Migration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084300
eISBN:
9781781702451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084300.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter continues Chapter 5's ethnographic focus on the Chagossian community in Crawley, while revisiting the themes of home and homeland explored in Part II. It starts by revisiting debates ... More


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