Contested Solidarity

Practices of Refugee Support between Humanitarian Help and Political Activism

In the summer of 2015, an extraordinary number of German residents felt an urge to provide help to refugees. Doing good, however, is not as simple and straightforward as it might appear. Practices of solidarity are intertwined with questions of power. They are situated, relative and contested, unfolding in an ambivalent space between humanitarianism and political activism. This ethnographic account of the German »welcome culture« provides insights into the contested practices, imaginaries, interests and politics of refugee solidarity. Drawing on works from critical migration studies to social anthropology, Larissa Fleischmann develops an empirically grounded understanding of solidarity in migration societies.

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13 November 2020, 274 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-5437-0

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Larissa Fleischmann, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Deutschland

Book title
Contested Solidarity Practices of Refugee Support between Humanitarian Help and Political Activism
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
274
Features
kart., Klebebindung
ISBN
978-3-8376-5437-0
Commodity Group
1729
BIC-Code
JFFD JFFN JPQB
BISAC-Code
SOC007000 POL028000
THEMA-Code
JBFG JBFH JPQB
Release date
13 November 2020
Edition
1
Topics
Politik, Flucht, Zivilgesellschaft
Readership
Social and Cultural Anthropology, Critical Migration Studies, Sociology, Human Geography, Social Work and Public Administration
Keywords/Tags
Refugees, Solidarity, Volunteering, Humanitarianism, Political Activism, Fleeing, Civil Society, Politics, Refugee Studies, Migration, Migration Policy, Social Movements

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