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The “Children of the Sea” Uncovering Images of the Botpippel Experience in Caribbean Art and Literature

Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert and Martha Daisy Kelehan

in Displacements and Transformations in Caribbean Cultures

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032184
eISBN:
9780813038766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032184.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses and tries to uncover multiple meanings and alternative historical accounts implicit in paintings and literature that depict the ordeals of the Haitian “boat people” in their ... More


Haitian Odysseys

John Patrick Walsh

in Migration and Refuge: An Eco-Archive of Haitian Literature, 1982-2017

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941633
eISBN:
9781789629200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941633.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the depictions of perilous crossings of Haitian boat people in the writings of Emile Ollivier and Jean-Claude Charles. In the first section, the chapter takes up Ollivier’s ... More


“Farewell, Saigon, I Promise I Will Return”: Social Work and the Meaning of Exile

Phuong Tran Nguyen

in Becoming Refugee American: The Politics of Rescue in Little Saigon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041358
eISBN:
9780252099953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041358.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter’s subtitle focuses on the social work performed by artists, journalists, and activists, who, during the late 1970s, comforted grieving souls through the construction of a refugee ... More


The Ship and the Battle over Migrant ‘Illegality’

Tony Kushner

in Journeys from the Abyss: The Holocaust and Forced Migration from the 1880s to the Present

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940629
eISBN:
9781786945051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940629.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

By utilising Judith Butler’s concept of the politics of the performative, this chapter explores how the concept of migrant illegality developed from the late nineteenth century onwards. It shows how ... More


Refugee Camps and the Politics of Living

Yến Lê Espiritu

in Body Counts: The Vietnam War and Militarized Refuge(es)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277700
eISBN:
9780520959002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277700.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the makeshift camps in Southeast Asia that mostly sheltered the “boat people” who fled Vietnam in the late 1970s and 1980s on crowded and leaky fishing vessels. For a large ... More


‘Villages of Discipline’ Revolutionary Change and Refugees in South-East Asia

Peter Gatrell

in The Making of the Modern Refugee

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674169
eISBN:
9780191752162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674169.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Military History

Revolution and class struggle in Vietnam and Cambodia in the third quarter of the twentieth century were the mainsprings of population displacement. Communist victories in South Vietnam, Cambodia ... More


Now That the Cold War Is Over, Who Is a Refugee?

María Cristina García

in The Refugee Challenge in Post-Cold War America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190655303
eISBN:
9780190697754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190655303.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 1 discusses American responses to refugee flows during the transitional period of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Fleeing a communist state had previously maximized one’s chances of admission ... More


Finding “Angels” for the Boat People

Ulrike Elisabeth Stockhausen

in The Strangers in Our Midst: American Evangelicals and Immigration from the Cold War to the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197515884
eISBN:
9780197515914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197515884.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter covers evangelical resettlement of Southeast Asian refugees from 1975 to the early 1980s. During this time, a number of evangelical organizations ran resettlement ministries and refugee ... More


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