‘It's so messed up, it’s unfair’: conversations about the refugee crisis

Ramos, Fabiane ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0690-1681 (2018) ‘It's so messed up, it’s unfair’: conversations about the refugee crisis. Borderlands E-Journal, 17 (2). pp. 1-22. ISSN 1447-0810


Abstract

This paper centers on conversations with four refugee-background youth about how they make sense of the current global refugee-crisis. These conversations were part of my doctoral research about the forced migration and educational experiences of refugee-background students in Australia. My main aim here is to contribute to a body of work that pushes for shifts in notions around who the knowers are in research, more specifically in this case, who the knowers are within refugee crisis discourses. The key knowers in this paper are the group of young people who contributed with their perspectives and reflections about the crisis. The approach I propose is inspired by decolonial/feminist methodologies and concentrates on the role of people as knowers in their own lives. Here I see knowledge creation as deeply relational, contextual and embodied processes that absorb and create information to make sense of the world(s) we inhabit.


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Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2022 23:55
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Uncontrolled Keywords: refugee crisis; Australia
Fields of Research (2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200208 Migrant Cultural Studies
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200211 Postcolonial Studies
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220306 Feminist Theory
Fields of Research (2020): 47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4702 Cultural studies > 470213 Postcolonial studies
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4405 Gender studies > 440502 Feminist methodologies
47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4702 Cultural studies > 470211 Migrant cultural studies
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1399 Other culture and society > 139999 Other culture and society not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/49255

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