Telling the stories of young refugees in a range of international urban settings, this book explores how newcomers navigate urban spaces and negotiate multiple injustices in their everyday lives.
This innovative edited volume is based on in-depth, qualitative research with young refugees and their perspectives on migration, social relations, and cultural spaces. The chapters give voice to refugee youth from a wide variety of social backgrounds, including insights about their migration experiences, their negotiations of spatial justice and injustice, and the diverse ways in which they use urban space.
All the contributions to this collection draw on qualitative research with refugee youth, and many use participatory research and creative methods to trace the personal geographies, politics and emotions associated with migration, justice and urban spaces. Interesting theoretical discussions have emerged across the chapters, especially around the notions of politics, publicness and visibility, and we expand on these in this conclusion. Politics Asylum seekers and refugees often arrive in a hostile political context with very clear demarcation lines around
worldwide are under the age of 18, and a further significant number are in their very late teens or early twenties. Refugee children and youth are therefore an increasingly significant cohort of the global population in many countries across the world, and they are of increasing interest to academic and policy researchers and practitioners working with or for them. This collection of chapters focuses on the experiences of refugee youth in diverse contexts and includes research with children, young people and young adults who are seeking asylum or have secured refugee
. Policymakers are also actively creating a counter-discourse in which migrants are not a priori seen as ‘a problem’. Amsterdam’s superdiversity and liberal culture is also reflected in its public spaces and might offer potential for the inclusion of newcomers in the city. Refugee youth in public space: an insecure beginning Our fieldwork in Amsterdam showed that young newcomers do not automatically exploit the potential of public spaces right from the start. Especially on arrival, young refugees and asylum seekers are rather reluctant to navigate public space. This
were all in a single class with refugee students, so the class was chosen for observation. They represent our interest, since our focus is to follow the difficulties of school-aged refugee youth. The work was guided in methodology by the ethnographic work of Medvedovski and colleagues (2015) and Rockwell (2009) . Initially, we wrote the field diary by hand, but then we started to build a digitally written journal. We followed the integration process of Venezuelan refugees from their moment of arrival, until their installation in temporary homes and their initial
the city. While this vision of an inclusive and just city can seem detached from the reality of how cities generally function and perform, cities devoid of inclusive urban policies and practices will continue to fuel injustices and lead to further segregation. In the pursuit to confront and manage such challenges, among a range of fundamental questions, cities will need to ask: how can the city engage refugee youth, who are often marginalised and excluded from urban planning processes? To advocate for inclusion in urban planning processes, planning authorities
261 17 Mental health literacy for refugee youth: A cultural approach E. Anne Marshall and Deborah L. Begoray Introduction Mental health problems affect one in five youth today, according to several research estimates (Bourget and Chenier, 2007; Jorm et al, 2008; Wile Schwartz, 2009). Effective treatments are available; however, research indicates that less than half of those with a mental health problem access mental health services (Pinto-Foltz et al, 2011; Marcus and Westra, 2012). Of those who seek treatment, scholars link factors such as lack of
Luther King Jr argued that pity is distancing. He wrote: ‘Pity is feeling sorry for someone; empathy is feeling sorry with someone. Empathy is fellow feeling’ ( 1968 , p 119). What Refugee Youth: Migration, Justice and Urban Space offers is the opportunity to develop a different relationship to these young lives documented within it, based on ‘fellow feeling’, to offer an unspectacular human portrayal of young people seeking freer lives. The completion of this collection has coincided with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The violence of war once provided the impetus
) ( 2007 ) ‘ Good starts for refugee youth, broadsheet #2 ’, Promoting Partnerships with Police , Melbourne : RHRC . Robinson , J. ( 2013 ) ‘ People of Sudanese heritage living in Australia: implications of demography for individual and community resilience ’, in J. Marlowe , A. Harris and T. Lyons (eds) South Sudanese Diaspora in Australia and New Zealand: Reconciling the Past with the Present , Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars , pp 12 – 47 . Santoro , N. and Wilkinson , J. ( 2016 ) ‘ Sudanese young people building capital in rural
Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. Health literacy addresses a range of social dimensions of health, including knowledge, navigation and communication, as well as individual and organizational skills for accessing, understanding, evaluating and using information. Particularly over the past decade, health literacy has globally become a major public health concern as an asset for promoting health, wellbeing and sustainable development.
This comprehensive handbook provides an invaluable overview of current international thinking about health literacy, highlighting cutting edge research, policy and practice in the field. With a diverse team of contributors, the book addresses health literacy across the life-span and offers insights from different populations and settings. Providing a wide range of major findings, the book outlines current discourse in the field and examines necessary future dialogues and new perspectives.