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Population Space and Place
Every Wednesday I Am Happy': Childhoods in an Irish Asylum Centre
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migrant children childhood spatiality asylum Ireland REFUGEE IDENTITIES CHILDREN PRIVATE SEEKERS
In Ireland, asylum seekers are placed into a system of dispersed direct provision reception centres across the country. This paper argues that the frequently contradictory and ambiguous positions created for children living within the Irish asylum system reflect the uncertainties and ambiguities surrounding them as immigrants (as part/not part of host societies), children (as child/not adult), and asylum seekers (as separated-out populations in dispersal centres). Based on research in a specific asylum dispersal centre, this paper will explore the ways in which the spatialities of the children's lives reflect and constitute these contradictions and ambiguities in a host of different ways. Copyright (c) 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
DOI 10.1002/psp.659
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