What’s in a label? an analysis of the impact of labelling on the (im)mobility of Somali refugees in Kenya

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2019-9
Timami, Khadija Saleh
This thesis aims to contribute to the understanding of the role of labelling on refugee mobility. To elucidate this, Somali refugees in Kenya are taken as a case study. This study contends that the ‘refugee’ label is used in state policy as a tool to restrict the mobility of refugees who are essentially guaranteed the right to freedom of movement in international law. Thus, it employs a regimes of mobility approach, along with the understanding of Bourdieu’s Symbolic Power to analyse the impact of labelling on three levels of refugee mobility; mobility during flight, mobility within the country of asylum, mobility during resettlement.

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K. S. Timami, “What’s in a label? an analysis of the impact of labelling on the (im)mobility of Somali refugees in Kenya,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2019.