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The Rohingya crisis: Another failure of the international system

Ahluwalia, P. and Miller, T. (2018) The Rohingya crisis: Another failure of the international system. Social Identities, 24 (3). pp. 291-292.

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The condition of exile, Edward Said told us, was very much like the ‘mind of winter’ – wonderful and powerful imagery that was deeply resonant with Said's own conception of the celebrated status of the exile in the Western society. After all, Said himself was a celebrated exile, albeit that as a Palestinian his status as an exile was deeply contested, unlike exiles who had fled fascism and communism. Inevitably, Said was drawn to the work of exiles such as Einstein, Beckett, Conrad and Adorno. As he put it, ‘the canon of modern Western culture is in large part the work of exiles, émigrés, refugees’ (Said, 1984, p. 49; Said, 1994)...

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Publisher: Carfax Publishing Ltd
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