Sur les routes de l'exil syrien : récits de vie et parcours migratoires des réfugiés de Deir Mqaren

Abstract : In adopting a qualitative and multidisciplinary approach, based on the longitudinal study of the Deir Mqaren’s inhabitants’ circulations – a Syrian village located between Damascus and the Lebanese border – this thesis questions the “reticular” dimension of human mobility. Through refugees’ narratives and the analysis of their migration journeys to Jordan and Germany, its aims to understand the mechanics of refugee flows from Syria. Thus, this research invites the reader to move his focus towards networks of places and actors often considered as being marginal, despite the fact that they form the “backbone” of the roads of exile liking Syria to the rest of the world. By placing the focal point on individuals’ conditions of movement, the intention of this study is to both highlight the continuum existing between pre-conflict economic migration and the logic of the current refugee movements; and show in a tangible way the evolution of the relational mechanisms allowing exiles to access resources (such as information, mobility, housing, employment) despite the structural constraints they are constantly facing on their way towards safe destinations. The graphic representations developed in the framework of this thesis aim to better reflect the mobile, unstable and particularly labile nature of these socio-spatial dynamics.
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David Lagarde. Sur les routes de l'exil syrien : récits de vie et parcours migratoires des réfugiés de Deir Mqaren. Géographie. Université Toulouse le Mirail - Toulouse II, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018TOU20034⟩. ⟨tel-01955981⟩

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