Leisure and Forced Migration
Lives Lived in Asylum Systems
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This book offers a timely and critical exploration of leisure and forced migration from multiple disciplinary perspectives, spanning sociology, gender studies, migration studies and anthropology. It engages with perspectives and experiences that unsettle and oppose dehumanising and infantilising binaries surrounding forced migrants in contemporary society.
The book presents cutting edge research addressing three inter-related themes: spaces and temporalities; displaced bodies and intersecting inequalities; voices, praxis and (self)representation. Drawing on and expanding critical leisure studies perspectives on class, gender, sexuality and race/ethnicity, the book spotlights leisure and how it can interrogate and challenge dominant narratives, practices and assumptions on forced migration and lives lived in asylum systems. Furthermore, it contributes to current debates on the scope, relevance and aims of leisure studies within current, unfolding global scenarios.
This is an important resource for students and scholars across leisure, sport, gender, sociology, anthropology and migration studies. It is also a valuable read for practitioners, advocates and community organizers addressing issues of forced migration and sanctuary.
Table of Contents
1 Leisure and Forced Migration: Lives Lived in Asylum Systems
Nicola De Martini Ugolotti and Jayne Caudwell
Part I: Spaces and Temporalities
2 Informal Football Spaces and the Negotiation of Temporal Politics in the Lives of Forced Migrants
By Chris Webster with Khaled Abunaama
3 A Spatial-Phenomenological Analysis of Asylum Seeking Women's Engagement in a Cycling Recreation Program
4 Thick Leisure: Waiting Time in a Migratory Context
Donatella Schmidt and Giovanna Palutan
5 “We’re the (Global) North Bank…”: Transnational Fandom, Forced Migration and Football Consumption
Part II: Displaced Bodies and Intersecting Inequalities
6 Leisure Provision for LGBTIQ+ Refugees: Opportunities and Constraints on Building Solidarity and Citizenship Across Differences in Brazil
7 Granted Asylum and Healthy Living: Women Newcomers’ Experiences of Options for Accessing Leisure Time Physical Activity in Denmark
Sine Agergaard, Verena Lenneis, Camilla Bakkær Simonsen and Knud Ryom
8 Pain and Faith: An Intersectional-Phenomenological Exploration of Syrian Muslim Refugee Women’s Experiences of Yoga and Resettlement in Sweden
Claire Collison and Nicola De Martini Ugolotti
9 Voices from the Margins: Khat-Chewing, Devotional Leisure and Ambivalence in the British-Somali Diaspora
Part III: Voices, Praxis, and (Self)Representation
10 Decolonial Stories of Forced Migrants in Physical Activity and Sport: “We the Afghan Kids”
Sepandarmaz Mashreghi with Yasmin, Mohammad, Hassan, Ali, Baset
11 A Different Approach to Making Theatre with Refugees: A Refuge from Being a Refugee
12 A Shia Ismaili Muslim Ringette Experiences on and off the Ice: An Autoethnography
Shemine A. Gulamhusein
Nicola De Martini Ugolotti is Senior Lecturer in Sport and Physical Cultures at Bournemouth University, UK, and member of Associazione Frantz Fanon in Turin, Italy.
Jayne Caudwell is Associate Professor in Social Sciences, Gender and Sexualities in the Department of Social Sciences and Social Work at Bournemouth University, UK.