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Kakuma Refugee Camp : Humanitarian Urbanism in Kenya's Accidental City.

Author: Bram J Jansen
Publisher: London : Zed Books, 2018.
Series: Politics and development of contemporary Africa.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An extensive ethnographic analysis of one of the world's largest refugee camps, revealing a distinct form of urbanization and its unique challenges for effective humanitarian strategies.
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Jansen, Bram J.
Kakuma Refugee Camp : Humanitarian Urbanism in Kenya's Accidental City
London : Zed Books,c2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bram J Jansen
ISBN: 9781786991904 178699190X
OCLC Number: 1031999708
Description: 1 online resource (PDF, x, 236 pages).
Contents: Cover; About the author; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Why read this book?; Structure of the book; 1: Humanitarian urbanism; The camp as an accidental city; The coming of people with long lower lips --
a short history of Kakuma refugee camp; Towards a humanitarian urbanism; Studying the humanitarian urban; Methods; 2: The entitlement arena; From refugee protection to humanitarian governance.; The camp as an entitlement arena; Aid, public services and camp management; Notes on limbo, dependency and empowerment; Participation; Hybrid governance; Conclusion. Intermission: walking the camp3: The camp as warscape; Spacewars; The camp as a violent place; Rebelization; From Red Army to SPLA rear base in exile; Nurturing home; Between tribe and rebel movement: parties, authority and order; The Ethiopian strike; Conclusion; 4: 'Digging' aid: the development of a refugee camp economy; A vignette of economic life: the Madi boys; Digging aid in a humanitarian economy; Tuheshimiane kama polisi na busaa --
cheating and the social; Socio-economic stratification; The private sector; The camp as a cosmopolitan place. Dropout pastoralists and the impact of the camp on townConclusion; 5: Moving along: the camp as portal; Resettlement from Kenya; Nurturing resettlement desires; Resettlement on the basis of individual insecurity; Group identity and resettlement profiling; Resettlement on the basis of family reunification; Implications; Resettlement on the basis of campital, merit and social networks; Warscaping, or creating insecurity in an entitlement arena; Conclusion; 6: There's no way back to the village; Repatriation exercises; Marketing repatriation; Scaling down; Happy Sudanese going home. Sudanese leaders and the repatriation gamePerspectives of non-Sudanese refugees on the coming repatriation; Conclusion; Conclusion; Humanitarian urbanism; Resources; Notes; Index.
Series Title: Politics and development of contemporary Africa.

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`Mandatory reading for those concerned with humanitarian aid.'Barbara Harrell-Bond, founder of the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford'Jansen's concept of humanitarian urbanism offers Read more...

 
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