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Silvia Pasquetti and Romola Sanyal

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781526123466

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.7765/9781526123473

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Voice through exit: Syrian refugees at the borders of Europe and the struggle to choose where to live

Voice through exit: Syrian refugees at the borders of Europe and the struggle to choose where to live

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(p.131) 7 Voice through exit: Syrian refugees at the borders of Europe and the struggle to choose where to live
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Displacement
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Chiara Denaro

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7765/9781526123473.00016

This chapter draws our attention to how Syrian refugee voices emerged during their migration out of Syria towards Europe. The author draws on Albert Hirschman’s paradigm of ‘Exit, Voice and Loyalty’ together with the autonomy of migration theory, subaltern studies and critical citizenship studies to engage in this analysis. She argues that limited attention is paid to the voices of migrants in transit but, by doing so, it is possible to break down the binaries between forced and voluntary migration, and contribute to the recognition of agency and political subjectivity among forced migrants. She critically interrogates the emergence of voices of refugees who have engaged in protests and turned to digital and social media to document their lives and have their voices and demands heard, revealing the myriad ways in which refugees exercise agency, challenge the structures that seek to contain and push them back and stake claims to the right to move to where they feel safe.

Keywords:   Syrian, refugees, Hirschmann, voice, transit, media, agency, subjectivity

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