Animals, people and places in displacement

White, B. T. (2020) Animals, people and places in displacement. In: Adey, P., Bowstead, J., Brickell, K., Desai, V., Dolton, M., Pinkerton, A. and Siddiqi, A. (eds.) The Handbook of Displacement. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, Switzerland, pp. 549-568. ISBN 9783030471774 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-47178-1_38)

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White argues that to understand human displacements, past and present, we need to consider animals too. Taking refugee camps as a field site, and discussing both domesticated and wild animals, the chapter explores the way animals figure in representations of human displacement, their role in the ‘emplacement’ of displaced people, and their own agency in this. From an initial focus on displacements caused by war and persecution, it zooms out to consider the relationship between human and animal displacements in the twenty-first-century context of increasing environmental stress, showing that they need to be understood in the same analytical frame. The conclusion suggests directions, and methods, for future research.

Item Type:Book Sections
Additional Information:e-ISBN: 9783030471781.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:White, Dr Benjamin Thomas
Authors: White, B. T.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Humanities > History
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Published Online:12 December 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Author
First Published:First published in The Handbook of Displacement: 549-568
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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