Children’s agency in resettlement: a study of Swedish cultural orientation programs in Kenya and Sudan
2015 (English)In: Children's Geographies, ISSN 1473-3285, E-ISSN 1473-3277, Vol. 13, no 2, 131-148 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The focus of this study is cultural orientation programs (COPs) for refugees being resettled from Kenya and Sudan in Sweden in 2011. This study aims to highlight how, if at all, children's agency was facilitated during the COPs. The programs were video recorded in order to look at the continuous negotiations during the meetings between the Swedish delegation and the children and youth. The concept of thick and thin agency is used in order to understand how sometimes the overall context of the program as a part of the resettlement process thins the agency of the children.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2015. Vol. 13, no 2, 131-148 p.
Thick/thin agency; resettlement; cultural orientation program; children; refugee
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-108896DOI: 10.1080/14733285.2013.828451ISI: 000349117100001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-108896DiVA: diva2:733780