Primary Session Category: Sociology of Immigration
Session Code: SoImm3
Session Format: Regular (Presentations and Discussion)
Albeit refugee experiences are often different than economic immigrant experiences, the examination of refugee-specific issues is often neglected in larger immigration, multiculturalism, and integration debates. Yet, understanding refugee experiences can provide critical insights into the consequences of broader immigration and integration policies and programs. This session seeks to rectify this through bringing attention to the differential refugee experiences.
This session highlights research in the area refugee children and youth, “illegal” identities and resistance, as well as national and transnational refugee policies and guidelines. The papers presented at this session are both geographically and thematically diverse. Together, they explore the most prominent themes in the scholarship and draw attention to issues of “illegality” and refugeeness in diverse geographies. From identity formation to critiques of responses to the global rise in displacement, the papers provide a critical perspective on refugees, their purported rights in the context of their statelessness, and their exceptional state of rightlessness.
Azar Masoumi, York University, Sociology, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ishrat Sultana, York University, Sociology
Secil Erdogan-Ertorer, York University, Sociology, email@example.com
1. Lynne Hogan
(Un)welcoming Newcomers: An Exploration of the Interim Federal Health Program
2. Dale Ballucci
Rules for Deciding Who to Keep: The Discretionary Power and Variability in Conceptions of Childhood in Canada’s Refugee Guidelines for Children
3. Ishrat Sultana
Rohingya refugees: Rootless identities, statelessness and access to services
4. Marcia Oliver, Suzan Ilcan, Laura Connoy
UNHCR and Protracted Refugee Situations: Empowering Refugees in Uganda’s Nakivale Settlement?