Internment Refugee Camps.


Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Gabriele Anderl / Linda Erker / Christoph Reinprecht (eds.)

How did and does the fate of refugees unfold in internment camps? The contributors to this book facilitate an extensive engagement with the organized, state led, and forced placement of refugees in the past and present. They show the parallels and differences between the practices and types of internment in different countries – while considering the specific historical contexts. Moreover, they highlight the nexus of relationships and agencies which constitute the camps in question as transitory spaces. The contributions consist of analyses of local phenomena or case studies as well as comparative engagements from an international and/or historical perspective.


Contributors: Michel Agier, Birgit Behrensen, Rachel Blumenthal, Clara Bombach, Maximiliane Brandmaier, Ioannis Christidis, Christian Cwik, Christoph Jahr, Andreas Kranebitter, Anat Kutner, Lilly Maier, Michael Mayer, Roni Mikel-Arieli, Marilyn G. Miller, Peter Pirker, Pnina Rosenberg, Matthew Stibbe, Andrea Strutz, Jean-Michel Turcotte and Kim Wünschmann


For more information see: Gabriele Anderl/Linda Erker/ Christoph Reinprecht (eds.), Internment Refugee Camps. Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, transcript 2023.
ISBN 978-3-8376-5927-6 (Print) or ISBN 978-3-8394-5927-0 (E-Book)


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The volume goes back to an initiative of the Austrian Society for Exile Research (öge), which brought researchers from different disciplines together to discuss this subject in an international conference. In a context of new border regimes and restrictive asylum policies worldwide, the öge research network has a growing interest in recent research on exile, expulsion, and forced migration. The book wants to intervene into the debate on the role of states in the treatment of refugees and forced migrants with research-based knowledge and critical arguments.