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Migration: Environment Displacement: Egypt
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Nubian displacement by governmental development intervention can be conceptualized as simply one aspect of the larger issue of displaced persons. Hansen and Oliver-Smith's Involuntary Migration and Resettlement: Problems and Responses of Displaced People (1982) identified displacement in the name of development as a form of violence on underprivileged populations, and these authors viewed migration as a form of social action rather than a passive reaction to events. Coining the term “environmental refugees,” Hansen and Oliver-…

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Bishop, Elizabeth, “Migration: Environment Displacement: Egypt”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0264a>
First published online: 2009

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