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Record number 523952
Title The Refugee Camp as Warscape: Violent Cosmologies, “Rebelization,” and Humanitarian Governance in Kakuma, Kenya
Author(s) Jansen, Bram J.
Source Humanity: an International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development 7 (2016)3. - ISSN 2151-4372 - p. 429 - 441.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1353/hum.2016.0024
Department(s) Sociology of Development and Change
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2016
Abstract
This paper approaches Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya as a “warscape” and explores the role that multiple understandings and experiences with violence play in the everyday organization of the camp. The dynamics of war-related imageries and various forms of past, present and symbolic violence translate into power processes and forms of spatial and social ordering that are explored as processes of place making. Rather than seeing violence as something exceptional, this paper explores how over the years of its existence since 1992 the camp was shaped by the narratives, experiences and understandings of violence and rebel histories, and the associations between refugees and armed movements.

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