Refugees in an Age of Genocide: Global, National and Local Perspectives During the Twentieth Century

Routledge, 12 okt. 2012 - 544 pagina's
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This is a study of the history of global refugee movements over the 20th century, ranging from east European Jews fleeing Tsarist oppression at the turn of the century to asylum seekers from the former Zaire and Yugoslavia. Recognizing that the problem of refugees is a universal one, the authors emphasize the human element which should be at the forefront of both the study of refugees and responses to them.

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Refugees in an age of genocide: global, national, and local perspectives during the twentieth century

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Despite its title, this book focuses on British policy toward refugees in the 20th century. The authors establish unequivocally that asylum for the persecuted is a "privilege granted by the state and ... Volledige recensie lezen


Refugees Place and Memory
Part 1 The Closing of Asylum 19001932
Part 2 The Fascist Era 19331945
Part 3 Refugees from the Cold War
Part 4 Government Enforced Dispersal during the 1970s and 1980s
Closing the Doors
Asylum Refugees and Home

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Playwright Tony Kushner was born in New York City and raised in Louisiana. In addition to his plays, Kushner teaches at New York University and has co-written an opera with Bobby McFerrin. Kushner is best known for Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, a two-part seven-hour play that has won many awards (two Tony Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, two Drama Desk Awards, the Evening Standard Award, the New York Critics Circle Award, and the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award). It was also selected one of the ten best plays of the 20th century by London's Royal National Theatre.

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