Afghan Forced Migration: Reaffirmation, Redefinition, and the Politics of Aid

Ritendra Tamang

Abstract


This paper examines important issues concerning forced migration of Afghan refugees and how these issues are related to the politics of aid, gender, place, identity, power, and inequality. The paper argues that the experience of forced migration in conjunction with the challenges encountered by Afghan refugees in Pakistan refugee camps aid in reproducing social structures and shaping gender relations. In the process, many Afghan refugees are able to reaffirm self and group identity and belonging from multiple locations. The paper concludes with an analysis of the prospects and challenges of returning to Afghanistan.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/ass.v5n1p3

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