Rebuilding Lives After Genocide

Migration, Adaptation and Acculturation

  • Linda Asquith

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Compromise after Conflict book series (PSCAC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  8. Back Matter
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About this book


This book examines how genocide survivors rebuild their lives following migration after genocide. Drawing on a mixture of in-depth interviews and published testimony, it utilises Bourdieu’s concept of social capital to highlight how individuals reconstruct their lives in a new country. The data comprises in-depth interviews with survivors of the Rwandan and Bosnian genocides, and the Holocaust. This combination of data allows for a broader analysis of the themes within the data. Overall, Rebuilding Lives After Genocide seeks to demonstrate that a constructivist, grounded theoretical approach to research can draw attention to experiences that have been hidden and unheard. The life of survivors in the wake of genocides is a neglected field, particularly in the context of migration and resettlement. Therefore, this book provides a unique insight into the debate surrounding recovery from victimisation and the intersection between migration and victimisation.


Asylum Refugee Harm Trauma Conflict Rwanda Bosnia Holocaust Darfur transitional justice victim victimology

Authors and affiliations

  • Linda Asquith
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  1. 1.Leeds Beckett UniversityLEEDSUK

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