Title: Meanings in motion (?): Human rights, democracy, and decency in the refugee discourse
Chalkia A., Lempesi M., Tsiganou J.
Our paper is based on research conducted in Greece with refugees from Syria. It examines the meaning of highly abstract notions such as human rights, democracy, and decency as perceived by migrant social actors living in two different socio-cultural environments; the environment of their country of origin and the environment of their host country. The data provided are based on qualitative research conducted through in-depth interviews on the Syrian refugee population living in Athens. In particular, we tried to understand perceptions and experiences about the above-abstracted notions that are considered universal and shape the core parts of human life, which, however, have been articulated either by westernizer reformers or the ‘gatekeepers’ of the West. We are trying to understand what is the importance of these values for the migrant actors and how they are (re) interpreted through the experience of being both in motion and transition.
E-conference 21st Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology
The 21st Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology took place online from 8 to 10 September 2021.
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