Refugees

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Abstract

The way we imagine “the refugee” has changed. Gone from our public representations are images of the immediate post-war period, featuring proud, close-knit families, ready to begin a new life. Gone, too, are the brave, heroic and talented figures of the Cold War: dancers, athletes and politicians who, in standing up for their political convictions, were forced to flee the Soviet Union for the West. Instead, typical images of refugees today depict desperation and displacement in the global South. We see a large number of malnourished, powerless individuals in tattered clothing. We see women and children seeking protection from events outside their control.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVisual Global Politics
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages244-250
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781317930891
ISBN (Print)9780415726061
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Johnson, H. L. (2018). Refugees. In Visual Global Politics (pp. 244-250). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315856506