Memory, Conflicts, Disasters, and the Geopolitics of the Displaced

Memory, Conflicts, Disasters, and the Geopolitics of the Displaced

Clara Rachel Eybalin Casseus (Independent Researcher, France), Stevens Aguto Odongoh (Makerere University, Uganda) and Amal Adel Abdrabo (Alexandria University, Egypt)
Release Date: July, 2020|Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 203
ISBN13: 9781799844389|ISBN10: 1799844382|EISBN13: 9781799844396|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4438-9


Transnational migration studies tend to conceptualize a clear spatial distinction between refugee camps and their surroundings as “spaces of the displaced” and “spaces of the citizen” respectively. However, the geography of memory, when seen through the prism of a space-state-citizenship relationship, is much more complicated and difficult to disentangle. Only when examining cultural preservation of memories of displacement can we shed light on these complex connections.

Memory, Conflicts, Disasters, and the Geopolitics of the Displaced is a collection of innovative research that examines the preservation of socio-cultural memory in the wake of disaster and violence. Featuring coverage of a broad range of topics including conscription, refugee culture, and climate change, this book is ideally designed for human rights workers, activists, historians, policymakers, government officials, researchers, academicians, and students in the fields of sociology, anthropology, geography, politics, and urban planning.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Citizenship
  • Climate Change
  • Collective Memory
  • Conscription
  • Cultural Reshaping
  • Decolonization
  • Mobility Patterns
  • Record Keeping
  • Refugee Culture
  • Resource Management
  • Social Connection
  • Transnational Migration
  • Urban Development

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Clara Rachel Eybalin Casseus is a PhD in Geography from the University of Poitiers, MIGRINTER/CNRS. She also holds an MPA in Strategic Public Policy (The American University of Paris) and a MA in International Affairs and Sociology of Conflicts (Institut Catholique de Paris). As a Haitian-born social scientist and independent researcher, she was formerly a Visiting Fellow of the Centre for the Study of Advanced Study, University of London (2016-2017), and in the Faculty of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham (Autumn 2017-2018). Her research lies at the intersection of diaspora and memory politics, critical migration and development studies. Email: