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dc.contributor.authorKäkelä, Emmaleenaen
dc.contributor.authorBaillot, Helenen
dc.contributor.authorKerlaff, Leylaen
dc.contributor.authorVera Espinoza, Marciaen
dc.date.accessioned2023-01-24T08:54:07Z
dc.date.available2023-01-24T08:54:07Z
dc.date.issued2023-01-11
dc.identifierhttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/12766/12766.pdf
dc.identifier.citationKäkelä, E., Baillot, H., Kerlaff, L. and Vera-Espinoza, M. (2023) ‘From acts of care to practice-based resistance: refugee-sector service provision and its impact(S) on integration’, Social Sciences, 12(1), p. 39. Available at: https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci12010039.en
dc.identifier.issn2076-0760en
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/12766
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.3390/socsci12010039
dc.descriptionHelen Baillot - ORCID: 0000-0003-2848-023X https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2848-023Xen
dc.descriptionMarcia Vera-Espinoza - ORCID: 0000-0001-6238-7683 https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6238-7683
dc.description.abstractThe UK refugee sector encompasses welfare provision, systems advocacy, capacity development and research. However, to date there has been little attention on refugees’ experiences of the support provided by these services or on the views of the practitioners who deliver them. This paper draws from interviews and workshops with thirty refugee beneficiaries of an integration service in Scotland and twenty practitioners to shed light on how refugees and practitioners perceive and provide meaning to the work of the refugee sector. We identify refugee sector organisations as crucial nodes in refugees’ social networks and explore the multiple roles they play in the integration process. Firstly, we confirm that refugee organisations act as connectors, linking refugees with wider networks of support. Secondly, we demonstrate that the work of the refugee sector involves acts of care that are of intrinsic value to refugees, over and above the achievement of tangible integration outcomes. Finally, we demonstrate that this care also involves acts that seek to overcome and subvert statutory system barriers. We propose to understand these acts as forms of “practice-based resistance” necessitated by a hostile policy environment. The findings expand on understandings of the refugee sector, its role in integration and the multi-faceted nature of integration processes.en
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.3390/socsci12010039en
dc.format.extent39en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMDPIen
dc.relation.ispartofSocial Sciencesen
dc.rightsCopyright: © 2023 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectRefugee-sectoren
dc.subjectRefugee integrationen
dc.subjectPractice-based resistanceen
dc.subjectCareen
dc.subjectHostile environmenten
dc.subjectWelfare restrictionismen
dc.titleFrom Acts of Care to Practice-Based Resistance: Refugee-Sector Service Provision and Its Impact(s) on Integrationen
dc.typeArticleen
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dcterms.dateAccepted2022-12-22
dc.description.volume12en
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rioxxterms.publicationdate2023-01-11
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qmu.authorKäkelä, Emmaleenaen
qmu.authorBaillot, Helenen
qmu.authorKerlaff, Leylaen
qmu.authorVera Espinoza, Marciaen
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