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    DescriptionThe Making of the Modern Refugee is a comprehensive history of global population displacement in the twentieth century. It takes a new approach to the subject, exploring its causes, consequences, and meanings. History, the author shows, provides important clues to understanding how the idea of refugees as a 'problem' embedded itself in the minds of policy-makers and the public, and poses a series of fundamental questions about the nature of enforced migration and how it has shaped society throughout the twentieth century across a broad geographical area - from Europe and the Middle East to South Asia, South-East Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Wars, revolutions, and state formation are invoked as the main causal explanations of displacement, and are considered alongside the emergence of a twentieth-century refugee regime linking governmental practices, professional expertise, and humanitarian relief efforts. This new study rests upon scholarship from several disciplines and draws extensively upon oral testimony, eye-witness accounts, and film, as well as unpublished source material in the archives of governments, international organisations, and non-governmental organisations. The Making of the Modern Refugee explores the significance that refugees attached to the places they left behind, to their journeys, and to their destinations - in short, how refugees helped to interpret and fashion their own history.

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    The Making of the Modern Refugee
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Gatrell
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 686 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199674169
    ISBN 10: 0199674167

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    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS037070
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    DC23: 305.9069140904
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    Illustrations note
    9 black and white maps
    Oxford University Press
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    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    01 November 2013
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    Author Information
    Peter Gatrell was educated at the University of Cambridge. In 1976 he joined the University of Manchester where he is currently Professor of Economic History and affiliated to new Humanitarian and Conflict Research Institute. He teaches courses on refugees in modern world history, Russian economic and social history, the cultural history of war, and the history of humanitarianism. He is the author of several books including The Tsarist Economy, 1850-1917 (1986), A Whole Empire Walking: Refugees in Russia during World War 1 (1999), and Free World? The campaign to save the world's refugees, 1956-1963 (2011).
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    recommended for anybody frustrated by the parochialism of the debates about refugees and asylum seekers ... [Peter Gatrell] emphasises the importance of the global and historical context, and convincingly sketches it for us. Professor Klaus Neumann, The Canberra Times This broad geographical and chronological perspective enables Peter to trace the complex geneologies of external intervention - such as the meanings ascribed to 'relief' and 'rehabilitation' - without losing sight of specific episodes. The result is a comprehensive portrait of multiple refugee regimes and repertoires of humanitarian assistance. Arts Research Highly recommended. J. M. Shumway, Choice, Gatrell offers a deftly written, comprehensive and at times heartbreaking account of the mass movement of populations. Drawing from a rich array of primary and secondary materials, first-hand accounts and historical reflections, The Making of the Modern Refugee is a terrific introduction to the history of mass displacement in the past century. Michael Barnett, The European Review of History
    Table of contents
    Preface and acknowledgements ; List of maps and tables ; Introduction: The Making of the Modern Refugee ; PART 1: EMPIRES OF REFUGEES ; 1. Crucibles of Population Displacement before and during the Great War ; 2. Nation-states and the Birth of a 'Refugee Problem' in Inter-war Europe ; PART 2: MID-CENTURY MAELSTROM ; 3. Europe Uprooted: Refugee Crises and 'Durable Solutions' at Mid-Century ; 4. 'Nothing Except Commas': Jews, Palestinians, and the Torment of Displacement ; 5. Midnight's Refugees? Partition and its Aftermath in India and Pakistan ; 6. War and Population Displacement in East Asia, 1937-1950 ; PART 3: REFUGEES IN THE GLOBAL COLD WAR AND ITS AFTERMATH ; 7. 'Villages of Discipline': the Cold War and Refugees in South-East Asia ; 8. 'Long Road': Africa's Refugees, Decolonisation, and 'Development' ; 9. 'Some Kind of Freedom': Refugees, Homecoming, and Refugee Voices in Contemporary History ; Conclusion: Refugees and their History ; Further Reading