Jordens, Ann-Mari: Hope

Jordens, Ann-Mari

Hope: Refugees and Their Supporters in Australia since 1947, Halstead Press, Sydney, 2012

In-depth consideration of the resettlement experiences of refugees. The author notes that the outsourcing of resettlement services to specialist providers ‘conveys the impression that the settlement of refugees is not the concern of the ordinary Australians who meet them every day in their local communities’ (p. 226) and that recent debates linking refugee arrivals to security issues have alienated many non-refugee Australians.  The book is reviewed here.

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