Below is a bibliography of academic and non-academic references that deal with refugees and refugee histories.
Dorais, Louis-Jacques. “From Refugees to Transmigrants: The Vietnamese in Canada.” Displacements and Diasporas: Asians in the Americas. Eds. Anderson, Wanni and Robert G. Lee. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2005. 170-93.
Meyers, Jessica. 2006. “Eden Center as a Representation of Vietnamese American Ethnic Identity in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area, 1975-2005.” Journal of Asian American Studies 9: 55-85.
Nazli, Kibria. 1993. Family Tightrope: The Changing Lives of Vietnamese Americans. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Nguyen, Phuong Tran. Becoming Refugee American: The Politics of Rescue in Little Saigon. University of Illinois Press, 2017.
Ong, Aihwa. Buddha Is Hiding: Refugees, Citizenship, and the New America. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2003.
Tang, Eric. 2015. Unsettled: Cambodian Refugees in the NYC Hyperghetto. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
Cultural Production, Refugee Stories, and Memory Work
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. “The Danger of a Single Story.” TED: Ideas Worth Spreading. July 2009, www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story.html.
Bui, Long. “The Refugee Repertoire: Performing and Staging the Postmemories of Violence.” Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, vol. 41, no. 3, 2016, pp. 112-132.
Duong, Lan and Isabelle Thuy Pelaud. 2012. “Vietnamese American Art and Community Politics: An Engaged Vietnamese Perspective.” Journal of Asian American Studies 15 (3): 241-69.
Dudley, Sandra H. 2010. Materializing Exile: Material Culture and Embodied Experiences among Karenni Refugees in Thailand. New York: Berghahn Books.
Hong, Mai-Linh K. “Reframing the Archive: Vietnamese Refugee Narratives in the Post-9/11 Period.” Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, vol. 41, no. 3, 2016, pp. 18-41.
McCormick, Patricia. “If Only Papa Hadn't Danced.” In Free?: Stories about Human Rights. Candlewick Press, 2010.
Nguyen, Viet Thanh. “Speak of the Dead, Speak of Viet Nam: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Minority Discourse.” The New Centennial Review 6.2 (2006): 7-37.
Nguyen, Viet Thanh. “Remembering War, Dreaming Peace: On Cosmopolitanism, Compassion and Literature.” The Japanese Journal of American Studies. 20 (2009): 149-74.
Nguyen, Viet Thanh. Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War. Harvard University Press, 2017.
Nguyen, Vinh. “Refugeography in ‘Post-Racial’ America: Bao Phi’s Activist Poetry.” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States 41.3 (2016): 171-93.
Nguyen, Vinh. “Refugee Gratitude: Narrating Success and Intersubjectivity in Kim Thúy’s Ru.” Canadian Literature 219 (2013): 17-36.
Nguyen-Vo, Thu Huong. 2005. “Forking Paths: How Shall We Mourn the Dead?” Amerasia Journal 31: 157-75.
Reyes, Adelaida. 1999. Music and the Vietnamese Refugee Experience: Songs of the Caged, Songs of the Free. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
Schlund-Vials, Cathy Jean. War, Genocide, and Justice Cambodian American Memory Work. Minneapolis, MN: Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2012.
Toibin, Colin. “The Barber of Barcelona.” In From the Republic of Conscience: Stories Inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Liberties Press, 2009
Um, Khatharya. 2012. “Exiled Memory: History, Identity, and Remembering in Southeast Asia and Southeast Asian Diaspora.” positions 20(3):831-50.
Um, Khatharya. 2015. From the Land of Shadows: War, Revolution, and the Making of the Cambodian Diaspora. New York: New York University Press.
Vo Dang, Thuy. 2005. “The Cultural Work of Anticommunism in the San Diego Vietnamese American Community.” Amerasia Journal 31 (2): 65-86.
Environmental/Climate Change Refugees
Behrman, Simon and Avidan Kent. Climate Refugees: Beyond the Legal Impasse? Routledge, 2018.
Dreher, Tanja and Michelle Voyer. “Climate Refugees or Migrants? Contesting Media Frames on Climate Justice in the Pacific.” Environmental Communication 9 (1) 2015: 58-76.
Farbotko, Carol and Heather Lazrus. “The First Climate Refugees? Contesting Global Narratives of Climate Change in Tuvalu.” Global Environmental Change 22 (2): May 2012: 382-390.
McLeman, Robert A. Climate and Human Migration: Past Experiences, Future Challenges. Cambridge University Press, 2013.
McNamara, Karen Elizabeth and Chris Gibson. “‘We Do Not Want To Leave Our Land’: Pacific Ambassadors at the United Nations Resist the Category of ‘Climate Refugees.’” Geoforum 40 (3): 475-483.
Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Refugee Epistemology
Beswick, Stephanie. 2001. “‘If You Leave Your Country, You Have No Life!’ Rape, Suicide, and Violence: The Voices of Ethiopian, Somali, and Sudanese Female Refugees in Kenyan Refugee Camps.” Northeast African Studies 8:69-98.
Castel, Jacqueline. “Race, Sexual Assault, and the Meaning of Persecution.” International Journal of Refugee Law 4.1 (1992): 39-56.
Chia, Youyee Vang, Faith Nibbs, and Ma Vang, eds. Claiming Place: On the Agency of Hmong Women. University of Minnesota Press, 2016.
El-Haddad, Laila. Gaza Kitchen. Grub Street, 2016.
Espiritu, Yen and Lan Duong, “Feminist Refugee Epistemology: Reading Displacement in Vietnamese and Syrian Refugee Art,” Signs (43: 3).
Freedman, Jane, Zeynep Kivilcim, and Nurcan Özgür Baklacıoğlu. A Gendered Approcah to the Syrian Refugee Crisis. Taylor & Francis, 2017.
Hyndman, Jennifer. “Introduction: The Feminist Politics of Refugee Migration.” Gender, Place, and Culture 17.4 (2010): 453-59.
Indra, Doreen Marie. “Ethnic Human Rights and Feminist Theory: Gender Implications for Refugee Studies and Practice.” Journal of Refugee Studies 2.2 (1989): 221-41.
Karpinski, Eva C. 1999. “Choosing Feminism, Choosing Exile: Towards the Development of a Transnational Feminist Consciousness.” In Émigré Feminism: Transnational Perspectives, ed. Alena Heitlinger, 17–29. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Mountz, Alison. 2011. “Where Asylum-Seekers Wait: Feminist Counter-Topographies of Sites between States.” Gender, Place and Culture 18(3):381-99.
Munt, Sally. “Journeys of Resilience: The Emotional Geographies of Refugee Women.” Gender, Place, and Culture 19.5 (2012): 555-77.
“Protecting Refugee Women: Promoting Gender Equality.” Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme Standing Committee 51st Meeting, May 31, 2011.
Humanitarianism, Refugee Management, and the Gift of Freedom
Atanasoski, Neda. 2013. Humanitarian Violence: The U.S. Deployment of Diversity. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Feldman, Ilana. 2012. “The Humanitarian Condition: Palestinian Refugees and the Politics of Living.” Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development 3 (2): 155-72.
Hyndman, Jennifer. 2000. Managing Displacement: Refugees and the Politics of Humanitarianism. University of Minnesota Press.
Malkki, Lisa. “Speechless Emissaries: Refugees, Humanitarianism, and Dehistoricization.” Cultural Anthropology 11.3 (1996): 377-404.
Nayeri, Dina. “The Ungrateful Refugee: 'We Have No Debt to Repay'” The Guardian 4 April 2017. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/04/dina-nayeri-ungrateful-refugee
Nguyen, Mimi Thi. The Gift of Freedom War, Debt, and Other Refugee Passages. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012.
Sahara, Ayako. 2012. “Globalized Humanitarianism: US Imperial Formation in Asia and the Pacific through the Indochinese Refugee Problem.” Ph.D. diss., University of California, San Diego.
Vizcarra, Jael. “Humanitarian Disappointments: Labor Unrest and the Case of Laotian Refugees in Dirty War Argentina,” Amerasia Journal 42:2 (2016): 49-70.
Health and Mental Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1981. “Sudden, Unexpected, Nocturnal Deaths among Southeast Asian Refugees.” Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 30: 581-84, 589.
Marija Bogic, Anthony Njoku and Stefan Priebe. “Long-Term Mental Health of War-Refugees: A Systematic Literature Review.” BMC: International Health & Human Rights (2015) 15 (29): 1-41.
Sirin, Selcuk R. and Lauren Rogers-Sirin. 2015. The Educational and Mental Health Needs of Syrian Refugee Children. Washington, DC: Migration Policy Institute.
Watters, Charles. “Emerging Paradigms in the Mental Health Care of Refugees.” Social Science & Medicine vol. 52, issue 11, June 2001, 1709-1718.
In Transit: Camps, Bases, Processing Centers
Doan, Brian. 2004. The Forgotten Ones: A Photographic Documentation of the Last Vietnamese Boat People in the Philippines. Westminster, CA: Vietnamese American Arts and Letters Association.
Gabiam, Nell. The Politics of Suffering: Syria’s Palestinian Refugee Camps. Indiana University Press, 2016.
Khalili, Laleh. 2005. “Places of Memory and Mourning: Palestinian Commemoration in the Refugee Camps of Lebanon.” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East 25: 30-45.
Knudsen, Christian John. 1985. Boat People in Transit: Vietnamese in Refugee Camps in the Philippines, Hong Kong and Japan. Washington, D.C.: Lilian Barber Press.
Kunz, E.F. 1973. “The Refugee in Flight: Kinetic Model and Forms of Displacement.” International Migration Review 7 (2): 125-46.
Lipman, Jana K. 2012. “‘Give Us a Ship’: The Vietnamese Repatriate Movement on Guam, 1975.” American Quarterly 64: 1-31.
Rajaram, P.K., and C. Grundy-Warr. 2004. “The Irregular Migrant as Homo Sacer: Migration and Detention in Australia, Malaysia, and Thailand.” International Migration 42 (1): 33-63.
Smith, Merrill. 2004. “Warehousing Refugees: A Denial of Rights, a Waste of Humanity.” World Refugee Survey Warehousing Issue: 38-56.
Trần Đình Trụ. Ship of Fate: Memoir of a Vietnamese Repatriate. University of Hawai’i Press, 2017,
Law, Statecraft, and International Refugee Regime
Agamben, Giorgio. “We Refugees.” Symposium 49.2 (1995): 114–19.
Arendt, Hannah. “We Refugees.” Altogether Elsewhere: Writers on Exile. Ed. Robinson, Mark. Boston and London: Faber and Faber 110–19.
Barnett, Laura. 2002. “Global Governance and the Evolution of the International Refuge Regime.” International Journal of Refugee Law 14 (2-3): 238-62.
Behrman, Simon. Law and Asylum: Space, Subject, Resistance. Routledge, 2018.
Betts, Alexander. 2010. “The Refugee Regime Complex.” Refugee Survey Quarterly 29.1.
Burton, Eve B., and David B. Goldstein. 1993. “Vietnamese Women and Children Refugees in Hong Kong: An Argument Against Arbitrary Detention.” Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law 4: 71-92.
Costello, Cathryn. The Human Rights of Migrants and Refugees in European Law. Oxford University Press, 2015.
Garcia, Maria Cristina. The Refugee Challenge in Post-Cold War America. Oxford University Press, 2017.
Goodwin-Gill, Guy S., and Jane McAdam. 2007. The refugee in international law. Oxford University Press.
Hamlin, Rebecca. 2014. Let Me Be a Refugee: Administrative Justice and the Politics of Asylum in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Oxford University Press.
Lippert, Randy. 1999. “Governing Refugees: The Relevance of Governmentality to Understanding the International Refugee Regime.” Alternatives: Global, Local, Political 24: 295-328.
Liu, Robyn. 2004. “The International Government of Refugees.” In Global Governmentality: Governing International Spaces, edited by Wendy Larner and William Walters, 116-35. London: Routledge.
Nyers, Peter. Rethinking Refugees: Beyond States of Emergency. London: Routledge, 2006.
Malkki, Lisa. “Refugees and Exile: From ‘Refugee Studies’ to the National Order of Things.” Annual Review of Anthropology 24 (1995): 495-523.
Milner, James. 2009. Refugees, the State and the Politics of Asylum in Africa. Springer.
Parekh, Serena. Refugees and the Ethics of Forced Displacement. Routledge, 2017.
Radley, Kurt Rene. “The Palestinian Refugees: The Right of Return in International Law.” The American Journal of International Law, vol. 72, no. 3, 1978, pp. 586-614.
Salomon, Kim. 1991. Refugees in the Cold War: Towards a New International Refugee Regime in the Early Postwar Era. Lund, Sweden: Lund University Press.
Sautman, B. 1985. “The Meaning of ‘Well-Founded Fear of Persecution’ in United States Asylum Law and in International Law.” Fordham International Law Journal 9 (3): 483-539.
Scalettaris, Guilia. “Refugee Studies and the International Refugee Regime: A Reflection on a Desirable Separation,” Refugee Survey Quarterly 26.3 (2007).
Soguk, Nevzat. 1999. States and Strangers: Refugees and Displacements of Statecraft. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Tuitt, Patricia. False Images: Law’s Construction of the Refugee. Pluto Press, 1996.
Vang, Ma. “The Refugee Soldier: A Critique of Recognition and Citizenship in the Hmong Veterans’ Naturalization Act of 1997.” Positions (2012) 20 (3): 685-712.
Race, Empire, and Militarism
Espiritu, Yến Lê. Body Counts: The Vietnam War and Militarized Refuge(es). University of California Press, 2014.
Espiritu, Yến Lê. “Towards a Critical Refugee Study: The Vietnamese Refugee Subject in U.S. Scholarship.” Journal of Vietnamese Studies 1.1-2 (2006): 410-33.
Lê Espiritu, Evyn. (2018). Vexed Solidarities: Vietnamese Israelis and the Question of Palestine, Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory, 29:1, 8-28, DOI:10.1080/10436928.2018.1415568
Madokoro, Laura. 2016. Elusive Refuge: Chinese Migrants in the Cold War. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
Todd, Molly. Beyond Displacement: Campesinos, Refugees and Collective Action in the Salvadoran Civil War. University of Wisconsin Press, 2010.
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