As long as Anthropology was associated with well delineated cultures, refugees were limited conglomerates of people sometimes living in tent cities with little that could be called social structure and with their cultures on hold. The recent breakdown of such limitation has bought refugees to the forefront of anthropology. In 1988, the committee on Refugees and Immigrants (CORI) was established within the general Anthropology Division of the American Anthropology Association. The concepts of boundaries and communities are being rethought, as in Anthropology in general, with and emphases on process over structure, fluidity over stability. The experiences of refugees and displaced persons raise particular issues and concerns in matters pertaining to human rights, citizenship, and racism.
Globalization, Refugee, Migration, Human Rights