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Resettlement of Karen Refugees - the Creation of Karen Transnationalism and its' Limitations: a Minor Field Study May-July 2007

Kanska, Maggie (2008)
Social Anthropology
Abstract
The thesis is investigating creation of Karen transnationality as a result of mass-resettlement of Karen refugees to third countries focusing on transnational identity and political, social and economic activism towards the territory of origin. The methodology used for the purpose of the study is ethnographic fieldwork, field observations, semi-structured interviews and statistical data. The potential and limitation of Karen transnational identity including aspects as networks, organisation, communication, the current situation in the territory of origin and the socio-economic situation of Karen refugees in host countries are presented and discussed. Furthermore, the prospect of Karen diasporas to became political, social and economic... (More)
The thesis is investigating creation of Karen transnationality as a result of mass-resettlement of Karen refugees to third countries focusing on transnational identity and political, social and economic activism towards the territory of origin. The methodology used for the purpose of the study is ethnographic fieldwork, field observations, semi-structured interviews and statistical data. The potential and limitation of Karen transnational identity including aspects as networks, organisation, communication, the current situation in the territory of origin and the socio-economic situation of Karen refugees in host countries are presented and discussed. Furthermore, the prospect of Karen diasporas to became political, social and economic actors is investigated, as well as possibilities and obstacles on political, social and economic activity towards society of origin are illustrated. (Less)
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author
Kanska, Maggie
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Karen refugees, resettlement, transnationalism, diaspora, identity, political, social and economic activity, Sociology, Sociologi, Cultural anthropology, ethnology, Kulturantropologi, etnologi
language
English
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1317573
date added to LUP
2008-02-07
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2008-02-07
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  abstract     = {The thesis is investigating creation of Karen transnationality as a result of mass-resettlement of Karen refugees to third countries focusing on transnational identity and political, social and economic activism towards the territory of origin. The methodology used for the purpose of the study is ethnographic fieldwork, field observations, semi-structured interviews and statistical data. The potential and limitation of Karen transnational identity including aspects as networks, organisation, communication, the current situation in the territory of origin and the socio-economic situation of Karen refugees in host countries are presented and discussed. Furthermore, the prospect of Karen diasporas to became political, social and economic actors is investigated, as well as possibilities and obstacles on political, social and economic activity towards society of origin are illustrated.},
  author       = {Kanska, Maggie},
  keyword      = {Karen refugees,resettlement,transnationalism,diaspora,identity,political, social and economic activity,Sociology,Sociologi,Cultural anthropology, ethnology,Kulturantropologi, etnologi},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Resettlement of Karen Refugees - the Creation of Karen Transnationalism and its' Limitations: a Minor Field Study May-July 2007},
  year         = {2008},
}