Refuge Beyond Safety: A Study on Syrian Refugees in Jordan Preparing for Irregular Onwards Travel to Europe

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Publication 2-year master student thesis
Title Refuge Beyond Safety: A Study on Syrian Refugees in Jordan Preparing for Irregular Onwards Travel to Europe
Author(s) Lyngstad, Marta Oltedal
Date 2015
English abstract
The aim of this study is to get an enhanced understanding of why and how young Syrian refugee males in Jordan prepare for irregular travel to Europe. Through eight semi-structured interviews with Syrians in their 20s and 30s residing in Amman, and a conceptual framework of life plan, existential mobility and social network theory, this research hopefully enhances our understanding of the dynamic and uncertain process of onwards irregular refugee travel. I conclude that discrepancies between the narrative of self and the actual situation may trigger secondary migration, while the social capital inherent in the social network of an individual is essential in the preparation phase of onwards movement. Moreover, the results indicate that latent ties are use actively to assess the reliability of the large pool of information accessed through membership in social media networks.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Kultur och samhälle
Pages 69
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Syrian refugees
Jordan
secondary migration
social network theory
life-plan
latent ties
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/18997 (link to this page)

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