Conflict and Forced Migration: Escape from Oppression and Stories of Survival, Resilience, and Hope Vol: 51

Gil Richard Musolf
Central Michigan University, USA

Product Details
21 Oct 2019
Emerald Publishing Limited
304 pages - 152 x 229mm
Studies in Symbolic Interaction


It is headline news that forced migration due to conflict, persecution, and violence is a world-wide human catastrophe in which over 68 million people have been displaced. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) currently reports that one in every 110 people are forced to flee their homes and that someone is forced to flee their home every two seconds. Over 40 million people are internally displaced persons, people who have fled their homes but remain in their home country. Over 25 million are refugees, people who have forsaken their homes and homeland. They have crossed their country’s borders seeking safety and refuge. 

This volume brings together a wide variety of contributors, from scholars and a psychiatric social worker, to former refugees who were resettled in the United States and a mural artist, to explore the current face of migration conflict. Including personal narratives, academic papers, and artistic research, this volume is split into four sections, looking at the social structure of conflict, voices of resilience, humanitarian advocacy, and art and hope. This timely collection is a relevant book for courses in sociology, anthropology, political science, and courses centering on the global problem of conflict and forced migration.
Part One: The Social Structure of Conflict 
1. The Asylum-seeking Process: An American Tradition; Gil Richard Musolf 
2. The Crisis in Darfur and the Social Structure of Global Climate Change, Race, and Gender; Michael J. Papa and Wendy H. Papa 
3. Transnational Solidarity of Circassians In-Between Caucasus and Middle East; Ulaş Sunata 
Part Two: Voices of Survival, Resilience, and Hope 
4. The Rock in the Stream; Mari Malek 
5. From War to Peace: Loved Back to Life; Nafije Krasniqu Prishtina 
6. Bendito Infierno; Derick Abrigu and Maria Silva 
7. Falling in Love with a Refugee; Kim Schultz 
8. Re-thinking the "starting point" for research: The challenges and possibilities for building reflexive knowledge with and about queer and trans migrants; Edward Ou Jin Lee and Abelardo Leon 
Part Three: Humanitarian Advocacy 
9. The Social Construction of Child Protection in an Anti-Immigration Context; Leticia Villarreal Sosa, Myrna McNitt, and Erna Maria Rizeria Dinata 
10. The Children Left Behind; Karen Gordon 
11. A Heart Shaped Like Syria; Gail Vignola 
Part Four: Art and Hope 
12. The Art of Re-Bildung the Refugee: Agency Through Literary Structure in the Bildungsroman; Alexandra Christian Budny 
13. The Syrian Refugee Art Project; Joel Bergner
Gil Richard Musolf is Professor Emeritus from the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work of Central Michigan University. He has published in a variety of journals, including Symbolic Interaction, Studies in Symbolic Interaction, The Sociological Quarterly, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, and Contemporary Justice Review. His book Structure and Agency: An Introduction to Social Psychology is in its second edition.

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