Join our Email List Berghahn Books Logo

berghahn New York · Oxford

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Youtube
  • Instagram
Continental Encampment: Genealogies of Humanitarian Containment in the Middle East and Europe

View Table of Contents

Volume 2

Humanitarianism and Security

See Related
Anthropology Journals

Email Newsletters

Sign up for our email newsletters to get customized updates on new Berghahn publications.

Click here to select your preferences

Continental Encampment

Genealogies of Humanitarian Containment in the Middle East and Europe

Edited by Are John Knudsen and Kjersti G. Berg

Foreword by Michel Agier
Afterword by Thomas Hylland Eriksen

296 pages, 18 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-844-7 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (February 2023)

eISBN 978-1-80073-845-4 eBook Not Yet Published

View CartYour country: - edit  Recommend to your LibraryAvailable in GOBI®


“In my opinion, the biggest strength is the diachronic perspective … which gives a historical dimension to refugee camps and their management.” • Marta Scaglioni, University of Milan


During the past decade, Syria’s displacement crisis has made the Middle East one of the world’s premier refugee-hosting regions. The measures to prevent refugees and migrants from leaving the region, and returning those who do, has made the region a zone of containment where millions remain displaced. The volume explores responses to mass migration and traces the genealogy of humanitarian containment from the Ottoman Empire and the emergence of the first refugee camps to the present-day displacement ‘crises’ and the re-bordering of Europe.

Are John Knudsen is Research Professor at the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) and an International Fellow at the Institut Convergences Migrations (ICM), Paris. Knudsen specializes on forced displacement, camp-based and urban refugees in the Middle East, in particular Lebanon.

Kjersti G. Berg is a Postdoctoral Researcher at CMI, Bergen, and Associate Professor at NLA University College, Norway. Kjersti is a historian and researches encampment, Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, and the Palestine Question.

Subject: Anthropology (General)Refugee and Migration StudiesDevelopment Studies
Area: Middle East & IsraelEurope


Back to Top

Library Recommendation Form

Dear Librarian,

I would like to recommend Continental Encampment Genealogies of Humanitarian Containment in the Middle East and Europe for the library. Please include it in your next purchasing review with my strong recommendation. The RRP is: $135.00

I recommend this title for the following reasons:

BENEFIT FOR THE LIBRARY: This book will be a valuable addition to the library's collection.

REFERENCE: I will refer to this book for my research/teaching work.

STUDENT REFERRAL: I will regularly refer my students to the book to assist their studies.

OWN AFFILIATION: I am an editor/contributor to this book or another book in the Series (where applicable) and/or on the Editorial Board of the Series, of which this volume is part.