Capricious Worlds

ab 19,90 

John Chr. Knudsen

Vietnamese Life Journeys. With a Foreword by E. Valentine Daniel

ISBN 978-3-8258-8108-3
Band-Nr. 2
Jahr 2005
Seiten 224
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Comparative Anthropological Studies in Society, Cosmology and Politics


„Capricious Worlds“ covers a period of 20 years of exile.
Through the life journeys of Vietnamese refugees, the book
presents a world rich in experience and wisdom, where the
will to survive is complemented by the skills to do so.
Individuals must learn to conquer systems that transform
human beings into numbers, and men, women and children into
de-personalized figures. The transformations render an
unsettling peace that refugees struggle against, inspired by
a search for recognition, a search not only for what is
lost, but also for what might yet be. The book is about
refugees en route to, and in, Norway. It also speaks to the
challenges of being exiled in general: a reality for 40
million refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide.

John Chr. Knudsen is Professor at the
University of Bergen/Norway.