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Who counts as a refugee?
Who counts as a refugee?

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand changing constructions of ‘refugees’ and ‘asylum seekers’ over the last century

  • Identify ways in which the study of refugees and asylum seekers raises profound questions about the basis and legitimacy of claims for ‘citizenship’

  • understand how the personal lives of refugees and asylum seekers have been shaped by social policy that constructs them as ‘other’

  • understand how refugees and asylum seekers have negotiated and resisted these effects and themselves shaped social policy

  • understand how ‘knowledge’ about refugees and asylum seekers is produced and reproduced through research.