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Refugees and Knowledge Production
Europe's Past and Present

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ISBN 9780367552060
February 14, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
256 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Building on research within the fields of exile studies and critical migration studies and drawing links between historical and contemporary ‘refugee scholarship’, this volume challenges the bias of methodological nationalism and Eurocentrism in discussing the multifaceted forms of knowledge emerging in the context of migration and mobility. With critical attention to the meaning, production and scope of ‘refugee scholarship’ generated at the institutions of higher education, it also focuses on ‘refugee knowledge’ produced outside academia, and scrutinizes the conditions according to which it is validated or silenced. Presenting studies of historical refuge and exile together with the experiences of contemporary refugee scholars, this book will appeal to scholars across the social sciences with interests in forced migration, refugee studies, the sociology of knowledge and the phenomenon of ‘insider’ knowledge, and research methods and methodology.

Table of Contents


Magdalena Kmak and Heta Björklund

Part I: Beyond Methodological and Eurocentric Nationalism in Research on Scholarship

1. Methodological Nationalism and Migration Studies: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Pedro T. Magalhães and Laura Sumari

2. Refugee and Migrant Knowledge as Historical Narratives

Prem Kumar Rajaram

3. Narratives on ‘Refugee Knowledge’ in the Institutions of Europe

Bea Bergholm and Reetta Toivanen

4. The World as an Exiling Political Structure: Yassin Al-Haj Saleh’s Conceptualization of Exile

Elsayed Mahmoud Elsehamy

Part II: Refugee Scholarship and Scholarly Identity

5. Exile and Emigration from the Third Reich – Stages and Results of Research in Germany

Alfons Söllner

6. Personal and Academic Narratives of Exiled and Displaced Scholars

Magdalena Kmak and Mehrnoosh Farzamfar

7. Refugee Scholars Then and Now

Carol Bohmer

8. Beyond Authoritarianism: Migration, Uncertainty and a Sense of Belonging Among Public Intellectuals

Christian Franklin Svensson

Part III: Silencing and Gatekeeping Knowledges

9. The Silenced Majority: Academic Refugees and the Vicissitudes of Readaptation

Kaius Tuori

10. Reframing the Subject - Affective Knowledge in the Urgency of Refuge

Ali Ali

11. Nursing Trauma, Harvesting Data: Refugee Knowledge and Refugee Labour in the International Humanitarian Regime

Elisa Pascucci and Nadine Hassouneh

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Magdalena Kmak is Professor of International Law with specialization in Migration and Minority Research at Åbo Akademi University, Finland and researcher at the University of Helsinki, Finland

Heta Björklund has a PhD in Classics from the University of Helsinki, Finland. She has previously worked as an editor at the Classical journal Arctos and is the co-editor of Roman Law and the Idea of Europe.