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Ethnic Conflict and the Right to Return of Limbo Disaporas: Multifaceted Reflections on the Case of BiH
KTH, Superseded Departments, Infrastructure. (Urban Planning and Design)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2386-0663
2004 (English)In: Migration and Ethnic Studies (Migracijske i Etnicke Teme), ISSN 1133-2546, Vol. 20, no 1, 29-51 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper examines the phenomenon of refugees and resettled persons in the process of forcedmigrations in the aftermath of man-made disasters. Although some of the ideas presented here couldhave wider application, the focus is on post-conflict zones within the former Yugoslavia, namely BiH.The paper uses the questions of ethnicity and nationalism within resettlement, dislocation and immigrationas a backdrop, into which the issue of globalization is also briefly reflected. The intention hereis not to cover a wide range of pressing topics, but simply to relate a number of issues arising in contemporarylarge-scale forced migrations to a resurgence of cultural specificity and ethnicized nationalismas counterpoints to globalization. The paper introduces the concept of “limbo diasporas” in the caseof Bosnian refugees in Sweden through reflection and linkage with the aforementioned concepts. Thepaper ends with some recommendations and open questions on social rehabilitation and ethnic healingas well as some general conclusions.

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Zagreb: Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies , 2004. Vol. 20, no 1, 29-51 p.
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refugees, forced migration, globalization, ethnicity, limbo diaspora
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Other Humanities not elsewhere specified Cultural Studies Social Sciences Interdisciplinary International Migration and Ethnic Relations Social Psychology Globalization Studies Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-42304OAI: diva2:446729
QC 20111115Available from: 2011-10-09 Created: 2011-10-09 Last updated: 2011-11-15Bibliographically approved

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