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Moving onward? Secondary movers on the fringes of refugee mobility in Kakuma refugee Camp, Kenya

Jolien Tegenbos (UGent) and Karen Büscher (UGent)
(2017) TRANSFERS. 7(2). p.41-60
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This article examines the migration-asylum nexus in the microcosm of Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya by focusing on refugees and asylum seekers who move onward from a first refuge, in Central-East Africa. By drawing on qualitative ethnographic field research in Kakuma, the article outlines how such “secondary movements” cause many anxieties, as the distinction between refugees and migrants is blurred by motivations that are not exclusively protection related. Based on a Foucauldian analysis of power and discourse, we arguethat this creates a contested social and semantic space wherein all actors struggle to uphold the rigid distinction. Additionally, by combining the strengths of migration studies’ consideration for policy categories and mobility studies’ holistic perspective toward migration, the article aims to further deepen academic interaction between two literature traditions in order to enhance our understanding of how mobility is “shaped” and “lived” by people in wartime situations.
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Africa, governmentality, Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya, migration-asylum nexus, mixed migration, mobilities, secondary movement

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Tegenbos, Jolien, and Karen Büscher. “Moving Onward? Secondary Movers on the Fringes of Refugee Mobility in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya.” TRANSFERS 7.2 (2017): 41–60. Print.
APA
Tegenbos, J., & Büscher, K. (2017). Moving onward? Secondary movers on the fringes of refugee mobility in Kakuma refugee Camp, Kenya. TRANSFERS, 7(2), 41–60.
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Tegenbos, Jolien, and Karen Büscher. 2017. “Moving Onward? Secondary Movers on the Fringes of Refugee Mobility in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya.” Transfers 7 (2): 41–60.
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Tegenbos, Jolien, and Karen Büscher. 2017. “Moving Onward? Secondary Movers on the Fringes of Refugee Mobility in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya.” Transfers 7 (2): 41–60.
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Tegenbos J, Büscher K. Moving onward? Secondary movers on the fringes of refugee mobility in Kakuma refugee Camp, Kenya. TRANSFERS. 2017;7(2):41–60.
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J. Tegenbos and K. Büscher, “Moving onward? Secondary movers on the fringes of refugee mobility in Kakuma refugee Camp, Kenya,” TRANSFERS, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 41–60, 2017.
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  title        = {Moving onward? Secondary movers on the fringes of refugee mobility in Kakuma refugee Camp, Kenya},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3167/trans.2017.070204},
  volume       = {7},
  year         = {2017},
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