Providing rights through individual compassion : The ambivalent rights talk within refugee resettlement work

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Providing rights through individual compassion : The ambivalent rights talk within refugee resettlement work

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dc.contributor.author Muftee, Mehek
dc.contributor.author Lundberg, Anna
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-11T10:39:05Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-11T10:39:05Z
dc.date.issued 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1799-649X en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/27362
dc.description.abstract The article analyses the social constructions of rights as they come about through Swedish delegations preparing refugees for resettlement in Sweden, under the Cultural Orientation Programme (COP). COPs are analysed as an activity that manifests a need to convey rights. Fieldwork was conducted through video observations of COPs in Kenya and Sudan. Our empirical findings show how the Swedish officials engage in talks about rights through positioning the refugees as unaware of, and incapable of, claiming rights. Rights are also highlighted as obligations with correct ways of realising them. This study manifests the clash between rights as universal and rights tied to citizenship where, during COPs, rights are conveyed as particularly Swedish, positioning the refugees on a receiving end of the conversations. However, the study also shows how the participants do make claims, sometimes resisting the hierarchies during the talks. en_US
dc.format.extent 8
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher De Gruyter en_US
dc.subject Resettlement en_US
dc.subject refugees en_US
dc.subject Sweden en_US
dc.subject Cultural orientation programme en_US
dc.subject Human rights en_US
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title Providing rights through individual compassion : The ambivalent rights talk within refugee resettlement work en_US
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Culture and Society
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Global Political Studies (GPS)
dc.identifier.doi 10.1515/njmr-2016-0019 en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Nordic Journal of Migration Research;3
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 6 en_US
dc.description.authorversion No en_US
dc.identifier.isiid 000409048200002
dcterms.identifier.OAurl https://doi.org/10.1515/njmr-2016-0019 en_US
dc.format.ePage 147
dc.format.sPage 140
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