The duality of children’s political agency in deportability

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The duality of children’s political agency in deportability

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title The duality of children’s political agency in deportability
Author Lind, Jacob
Date 2017
English abstract
Drawing on in-depth ethnographic observations among irregularised migrant families in Birmingham, UK, this article discusses how children’s political agency manifests in everyday life. It shows how children who become aware of their legal status as ‘deportable’ reject this subject position and offer their own definitions of who they are and where they belong. Simultaneously, it is argued that children with varying degrees of knowledge about their legal status also express political agency through their struggle to sustain the inclusion they experience. Such expressions highlight the duality of children’s political agency in irregular situations.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/0263395716665391 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Publisher Sage
Host/Issue Politics;3
Volume 37
Pages 288-301
Language eng (iso)
Subject children
deportability
the irregular situation
political agency
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/21248 Permalink to this page
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