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    Starting again: life after deportation from the United Kingdom

    Turnbull, Sarah (2017) Starting again: life after deportation from the United Kingdom. In: Khosravi, S. (ed.) After Deportation: Ethnographic Perspectives. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 37-61. ISBN 9783319572666.

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    Abstract

    This chapter draws on testimonies of individuals who have been deported from the United Kingdom (UK) to identify what happens once migrants are forcibly returned to their socalled “home” or third countries. The narratives underscore the distressing nature of administrative removal and deportation and the challenges of starting one’s life again, particularly after having experienced often lengthy periods of immigration detention in the UK prior to expulsion. Returnees’ experiences speak to the difficulties of (re)establishing oneself and the resilience needed to cope with the numerous losses―financial, occupational, familial, cultural―associated with their exclusion from the UK. The chapter highlights the particular challenges resulting from being deported directly from immigration detention as well as the ways in which informants have tried to (re)establish themselves and carry on.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive, published, version of record is available at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): deportation, United Kingdom, ethnography
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law
    Depositing User: Dr Sarah Turnbull
    Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2018 14:19
    Last Modified: 31 Jul 2019 18:46
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/20748

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