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Title:Roots, Rights and Responsibilities: Place-Making and Repatriation among Somalis in Denmark and Somaliland
Authors:Fink-Nielsen, Mette
Hansen, Peter
Kleist, Nauja
Year:2004
Periodical:Stichproben - Vienna Journal of African Studies
Volume:4
Issue:7
Pages:25-47
Language:English
Geographic terms:Somaliland
Denmark
Subjects:Somalians
return migration
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Law, Human Rights and Violence
Miscellaneous (i.e. Demography, Refugees, Sports)
Link:http://stichproben.univie.ac.at/fileadmin/user_upload/p_stichproben/Artikel/Nummer07/Nr7_Fink-Nielsen_Hansen_Kleist.pdf
Abstract:How do Somalis residing in Denmark and repatriated Somalis in Somaliland understand the questions of repatriation, home and belonging? Which livelihood strategies and strategies of mobility do they deploy? How are the places of exile and homeland experienced? And why do some Somalis in exile return to Somaliland, while others remain abroad? In this article the authors analyse how Somalis in Denmark and Somaliland understand and practise their own possible or actual voluntary repatriation. They do not pretend to offer the final answers to the questions above, but present some analytical reflections focusing on the interplay between abstract ideas of place, processes of place-making and very concrete livelihood strategies, often transnational in nature. Their main argument is that both questions of identity, emotions, and loyalties as well as questions of economy, responsibilities towards others and rights related to territorial entities, and citizenship are important for understanding the visions and practices involved in voluntary repatriation. Bibliogr., notes, sum. in English and German. [Journal abstract]
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