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Young male asylum seekers and refugees are situated in a precarious position at the intersection of several powerful discursive fields. This dissertation proposes to scrutinise some of the lenses through which we look at displaced young men in contemporary Britain. This paper will critically engage with pro-refugee discourse, including the question of whether its reliance on the discourse of children’s rights and its ‘solutions’ may have effects that place certain asylum seekers and refugees in the UK in challenging positions due to their age and gender.

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