Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-208) and index.
Seeking asylum and the journey. Policy and research on refugees and asylum-seekers ; Theory and method in understanding the experiences of refugees and asylum-seekers -- Getting here. Places of death--constructing asylum-seekers' and refugees' countries of origin ; Places of safety--constructing countries of refuge ; Who counts as an asylum-seeker or refugee? -- Being here. Asylum-seekers and the right to work ; Relationships with local residents--antagonism, racism and belonging -- Staying here or going back. Refugees, asylum-seekers and integration ; Destitution, detention and forced return -- Conclusion. Conclusion.
Description based on print version record.
The early part of the 21st century has been marked by widespread social upheaval and geographical displacement of people. This book examines how refugees, asylum-seekers, locals and professional refugee workers make sense of asylum and refuge in the context of current UK asylum policies.