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Refugeeness: What's good and not so good about being persecuted and displaced?

Huynh, Kim


The concept of 'refugeeness' can help us better understand the impact of persecution and displacement on people. In its more positive manifestation, what I refer to as a seismic outlook, refugeeness allows individuals to detach themselves from the status quo and thereby devise radically inventive ways to think and operate in the world. The less positive phobic side of refugeeness relates to the profound pessimism and misanthropy that can result from being, as Koestler put it, the exposed nerves...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Local Global


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