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“There are no missionaries here!” – How a local church took the lead in the refugee response in northern Jordan

The Southern Responses to Displacement project is examining different discourses and ideological frameworks used to justify certain responses to displacement, including local and transnational faith-based responses in and from the global South. In this piece, Ann Christin Wagner draws on her ethnographic fieldwork on faith-based responses providing support to communities displaced from Syria and living... Continue Reading →

ART AND RECONCILIATION SYMPOSIUM

Refugee Host’s Principal Investigator, Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, will be speaking at the Art and Reconciliation symposium, to discuss interdisciplinarity and multiple perspectives in the study of responses to conflict induced displacement.  The event takes place at Kings College, London, on the 29th November 2018.  Book your place here.     Featured image:  (c) E. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, 2018

Handbook of South-South Relations – Table of Contents

The Southern Responses to Displacement from Syria team is pleased to announce that the Handbook of South-South Relations (edited by Southern Responses PI, Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, and Prof. Patricia Daley) will be published on 18 December 2018. The Handbook includes chapters by Prof Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Dr. Estella Carpi (Southern Responses Post-Doctoral Research Associate), and... Continue Reading →

Thinking through ‘the global South’ and ‘Southern-responses to displacement’: An introduction

Read the series here. This blog was published on 2nd December, 2018. Thinking through ‘the global South’ and ‘Southern-responses to displacement’: An introduction by Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Principal Investigator, Southern Responses to Displacement. How can we conceptualise ‘the global South’, and to what extent can thinking through a ‘Southern lens’ help us develop more nuanced... Continue Reading →

‘Southern’ and ‘Northern’ assistance provision beyond the grand narratives: Views from Lebanese and Syrian providers in Lebanon

In this piece, Southern Responses’ Research Associate Dr Estella Carpi reflects on diverse meanings and understandings of the terms ‘the global South’ and ‘the global North,’ focusing in particular on the ways that these terms and the modes of response that are often associated with the ‘South’ and ‘North’ are conceptualised by Lebanese and Syrian aid providers in Lebanon.

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