Refugees Welcome?: Refugee settlement within the context of Brexit, sectarian identity and territoriality in Northern Ireland.

Lubit, A. (Participant)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Description

Northern Ireland is a region segregated by religious and political ideologies, as well as by space. The region has no previous experience with refugees and remains the only UK region with no formal refugee policy or structures. Under the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme, over 1,000 refugees have settled in the region. How do the region’s conflicted history and segregated present affect social integration and conflict ideology of Syrian refugees settling here? What are the impacts of Brexit and Irish border debates? What does the concept of “integration” means to whom, and how it is used to include or exclude.
Period21 Mar 2019
Event titleSociety for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting: Engaging Change in Turbulent Times
Event typeConference
LocationPortland, United States, Oregon
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • Racism
  • Sectarianism
  • Northern Ireland
  • Refugees
  • Migration