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Dispossession and Displacement: Forced Migration in the Middle East and North Africa

Dawn Chatty and Bill Finlayson


This book explores the extent to which forced migration has become a defining feature of life in the Middle East and North Africa. The chapters present research on refugees, internally displaced peoples, as well as ‘those who remain’, from Afghanistan in the East to Morocco in the West. Dealing with the dispossession and displacement of waves of peoples forced into the region at the end of World War I, and the Palestinian dispossession after World War II, the volume also examines the plight of the nearly 4 million Iraqis who have fled their country or been internally displaced since 1990. The ... More

Keywords: forced migration, Middle East, North Africa, displacement, repatriation, identity in exile, refugee policy, Palestinians, Afghanistan, Morocco

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780197264591
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264591.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dawn Chatty, editor
Reader in Anthropology and Forced Migration, University of Oxford

Bill Finlayson, editor
Director, Council for British Research in the Levant

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Part I Displacement

Part II Repatriation

Part III Identity in Exile

Part IV Policy

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