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Structures of Protection?: Rethinking Refugee Shelter / Edition 1

Structures of Protection?: Rethinking Refugee Shelter / Edition 1

by Tom Scott-Smith, Mark E. BreezeTom Scott-Smith
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Questioning what shelter is and how we can define it, this volume brings together essays on different forms of refugee shelter, with a view to widening public understanding about the lives of forced migrants and developing theoretical understanding of this oft-neglected facet of the refugee experience. Drawing on a range of disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, law, architecture, and history, each of the chapters describes a particular shelter and uses this to open up theoretical reflections on the relationship between architecture, place, politics, design and displacement.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781789207125
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/01/2020
Series: Forced Migration , #39
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Tom Scott-Smith is Associate Professor of Refugee Studies and Forced Migration at the University of Oxford. His book On an Empty Stomach: Two Hundred Years of Hunger Relief is published by Cornell University Press.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

Introduction: Places of Partial Protection: Refugee Shelter since 2015

Tom Scott-Smith

Part I: Shelter, Containment and Mobility

Chapter 1. Moving, Containing, Displacing: The Shipping Container as Refugee Shelter

Hanna Baumann

Chapter 2. At the Edge: Containment and the Construction of Europe

Cetta Mainwaring

Chapter 3. Shifting Shelters: Migrants, Mobility and the Making of Open Centres in Malta

Marthe Achtnich

Chapter 4. Moria: Anti-shelter and the Spectacle of Deterrence

Daniel Howden

Chapter 5. Moria Hotspot: Shelter as a Politically Crafted Materiality of Neglect

Polly Pallister-Wilkins

Chapter 6. Architectures of Trauma: Forced Shelter and the Impact of Immigration Detention

Petra Molnar

Chapter 7. Settling the Unsettled: Forced Shelter in the Negev Desert

Renana Ne’eman

Part II: Shelter, Resistance and Solidarity

Chapter 8. The Contingent Camp: Struggling for Shelter in Calais, France

Maria Hagan

Chapter 9. Sounding the Shelter, Voicing the Squat: The Sonic Politics of Refugee Shelter in Athens

Tom Western

Chapter 10. Redignifying Refugees: A Critical Study of Citizen-Run Shelters in Athens

Ashley Mehra

Chapter 11. A More Personal Shelter: How Citizens Are Hosting Forced Migrants in and Around Brussels

Robin Vandevoordt

Chapter 12. Life in the Aluminium Whale: A Study of Berlin’s ICC shelter

Holly Young

Chapter 13. Structures to Shelter the Mind: Refugee Housing and Mental Wellbeing in Berlin

Esther Schroeder Goh

Part III: Architecture, Design and Displacement

Chapter 14. Protection or isolation? Humanitarian Evacuees in Australian Quarantine Stations

Benjamin Thomas White

Chapter 15. Silos in Trieste: A Historical Shelter for Displaced People

Roberta Altin

Chapter 16. Flexible Shelters, Modular Meanings: The Lives and Afterlives of Danish ‘Refugee Villages’

Zachary Whyte and Michael Ulfstjerne

Chapter 17. Shelter as Cladding: Resourcefulness, Improvisation and Refugee-Led Innovation in Goudoubo Camp

Craig Martin, Jamie Cross, and Arno Verhoeven

Chapter 18. Adhocism, Agency and Emergency Shelters: On Architectural Nuclei of Life in Displacement

Irit Katz

Chapter 19. Social Media, Shelter and Resilience: Design in Za’atari Refugee Camp

Diane Fellows

Chapter 20. Confinement, Power and Permanence in Informal Refugee Spaces: Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Faten Kikano

Chapter 21. From Emergency Shelter to Community Shelter: Berlin’s Tempelhof Refugee Camp

Toby Parsloe

Conclusion: Towards Better Shelter: Rethinking Humanitarian Sheltering

Mark E. Breeze


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