Statelessness and citizenship: camps and the creation of 'political space'
Date: 05:00pm, Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Presenter/Convenor: Dr Victoria Redclift
Location: Seminar Room One, QEH, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB
Series: Public Seminar Series
What does it mean to be a citizen? In-depth field research with a stateless population in Bangladesh reveals that, despite liberal theory’s restrictive vision, the limits of political community are not set in stone. The Urdu-speaking population in Bangladesh exemplify some of the key problems facing uprooted populations. Set in a site of camp and non-camp based displacement, their experiences illustrate the nuances of political identity, and lived spaces of statelessness, that Western political theory has too long hidden from view.
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This podcast was recorded on Wednesday 20 February 2013 at the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford.
Running time: 39:34