Analysis of refugees' economic practices and social meanings in Uganda

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dc.contributor.authorSchmidt, Hannah
dc.contributor.authorKrause, Ulrike
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:00:45Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:00:45Z-
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn00386073
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/4568-
dc.description.abstractThis article explores economic strategies which refugees employ in restrictive environments in host countries in the Global South and focuses on the social meanings of these practices. As a result, it is not humanitarian refugee protection and assistance at the core, but instead refugees' own practices. Our analysis is based on qualitative empirical research with a multi-method approach in Uganda and an agency perspective following Emirbayer and Mische. The article demonstrates that although humanitarian measures aim to support refugees as economic actors, the resources refugees mobilize themselves are key for the people. Social networks are crucial for individuals to adopt economic practices as well as for other refugees to assume social and economic roles. Hence, we argue that economic practices in refugee situations have the character of relational agency by being constituted and reproduced through their social interdependence.
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dc.publisherNOMOS VERLAGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH & CO KG
dc.relation.ispartofSOZIALE WELT-ZEITSCHRIFT FUR SOZIALWISSENSCHAFTLICHE FORSCHUNG UND PRAXIS
dc.subjectAgency
dc.subjectASSISTANCE
dc.subjectCAMP
dc.subjectEconomic practices
dc.subjectGENDER EQUALITY
dc.subjectHumanitarian refugee protection
dc.subjectRefugees
dc.subjectRESILIENCE
dc.subjectSocial networks
dc.subjectSociology
dc.titleAnalysis of refugees' economic practices and social meanings in Uganda
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.5771/0038-6073-2019-2-200
dc.identifier.isiISI:000510842800004
dc.description.volume70
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.startpage200
dc.description.endpage230
dc.publisher.placeWALDSEESTR 3 5, BADEN-BADEN, 76530, GERMANY
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationSozial Welt-Zeit. Sozialwiss. Forsch. Praxis
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0002-1424-6314-
crisitem.author.netidKrUl514-
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