From drifters to asylum seekers

Dalsgaard, Steffen, and Otto, Ton (2020) From drifters to asylum seekers. The Contemporary Pacific, 32 (2). pp. 503-511.

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In order to qualify the discussion of what the processing center has meant for people in Manus and how it can be interpreted in light of Manus people's relations to "outsiders," we unpack three key themes that in our view have been central to the encounter that Manus people have had with alterity both historically and—as is our contention—in the present: (1) the role of violence in the past and present; (2) the theme of kin, exchange, and relationships; and (3) the value of hospitality. Taken together, this unpacking provides a corrective to some of the more simplistic reports about Manus and a historical backdrop to the actual interaction that has taken place between Manus people and asylum seekers since 2013.

Item ID: 66093
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1527-9464
Copyright Information: © 2020 by University of Hawai'i Press.
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2021 18:14
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