Refugees in Cities: The Politics of Knowledge
Keywords:forced migration studies, refugee research, urban refugees, politics, knowledge, epistemology, Kampala, Uganda
AbstractForced migration studies is a politically charged field of study. The phenomenon of forced migration challenges its researchers to tackle complex questions about the limits of gathering knowledge in the face of political interests and human suffering. However, explicit critical reflection on the politics of knowledge inherent in individual refugee research has been very scant. This article addresses some of the relevant issues, that is, questions of perspective and positionality, truth and representation.
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