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The new Routledge book “Refugees and Knowledge Production - Europe's Past and Present” brings together chapters with a time span ranging from WWII to the present day.. Photo: Colourbox

New book on migration and refugees (open access)

The new Routledge book “Refugees and Knowledge Production - Europe's Past and Present” brings together chapters with a time span ranging from WWII to the present day.

Last modified: 18.02.2022

Text by Niels Krogh Søndergaard, communications officer
Photo: Colourbox

Building on research within the fields of exile studies and critical migration studies and drawing links between historical and contemporary ‘refugee scholarship’, this new book out on Routledge challenges the bias of methodological nationalism and Eurocentrism in the context of migration and mobility.

In the book's chapter 8 Christian Franklin Svensson from the Department of Sociology and Social Work at AAU writes about uncertainty and sense of belonging in the light of global authoritarianism.

Repression and uncertainty

Exiled scholars, writers and artists enact a diversity of roles in global settings. From a sense of justice and opposition to the regimes in their home countries, they live in uncertainty, ambivalence and inbetweenness.

On the other hand, alternative prospects may also be increasing globally to enable individuals to criticize and transcend repressive mechanisms.

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