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Regulating immigrant identities: The role of government and institutions in the identity construction of refugees and other migrants

Losoncz, Ibolya; Marlowe, Jay


This interdisciplinary paper explores the role of governments in the identity formation of people of resettled refugees. Using ethnographic data collected from 32 South Sudanese Australians and 9 professionals who work with this community, the paper outlines how participants face a range of systemic barriers and threats from government institutions relating to the cultivation of self-identity. We demonstrate how institutions poorly respond to the three typologies of self: moral, democratic, and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of International Migration and Integration
DOI: 10.1007/s12134-019-00700-0


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