Migrants - Refugees
Migrants and refugees: Laurie Taylor explores the historical and contemporary realities of the marooned, unhomed and displaced peoples of the world.
Migrants and refugees: Laurie Taylor explores the historical and contemporary realities of the marooned, unhomed and displaced peoples of the world. Today's refugee 'crisis' has its origins in the political–and imaginative–history of the last century. Exiles from other places have often caused trouble for ideas about sovereignty, law and nationhood. Lyndsey Stonebridge, Professor of Humanities and Human Rights at the University of Birmingham, charts the changing meaning of exile. Also, how do the lives of migrants in London illuminate our complex, urban multiculture? Les Back, Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Shamser Sinha, Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Youth Studies at the University of Suffolk, talk about a unique, collaborative study which involved 30 young migrants.
Producer: Jayne Egerton
Shamser Sinha at the University of Suffolk
Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge at the University of Birmingham
Free Talk by Lyndsey Stonebridge, Les Back and Daniel Trilling at the Pears Institute, Birkbeck, University of London on the subject: 'Placeless People - The Calamity of Statelessness', on Monday February 2018 at 6.30pm.
Placeless People - Writing, Rights, and Refugees by Lyndsey Stonebridge, (OUP, 2018)