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Unsettled: Refugee Camps and the Making of Multicultural Britain

Jordanna Bailkin


Today, no one thinks of Britain as a land of camps. Instead, camps seem to happen “elsewhere,” from Greece to Palestine to the global South. Yet over the course of the twentieth century, dozens of British refugee camps housed hundreds of thousands of Belgians, Jews, Basques, Poles, Hungarians, Anglo-Egyptians, Ugandan Asians, and Vietnamese. “Refugee camps” in Britain were never only for refugees. Refugees shared space with Britons who had been displaced by war and poverty, as well as thousands of civil servants and a fractious mix of volunteers. Unsettled explores how these camps have shaped ... More

Keywords: refugees, camps, Britain, Europe, multicultural

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198814214
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198814214.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jordanna Bailkin, author
Professor of History and Jere L. Bacharach Endowed Professor in International Studies, University of Washington

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