Extending State Power Through ‘Syrian Refugee Entrepreneurship’ - The Social Positioning Of Outsiders

Lever, J. (Speaker), Deema Refai (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Haloub, R. (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Description

As refugee rights and protection have been increasingly undermined,
longstanding representations of refugees as passive dependents of
humanitarian and welfare state aid have been increasingly questioned by
neoliberal discourses stressing “entrepreneurship” as a driver of
innovation and resilience. This paper explores these developments as the play out on the ground using data from a BA/Leverhulme funded study of Syrian refugees in West Yorkshire in the North of England.
Period31 Aug 20213 Sep 2021
Event title15th European Sociological Association Conference
Event typeConference
Conference number15
LocationOnline, Spain
Degree of RecognitionInternational