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ERIC Number: EJ874550
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0907-5682
Waiting Time: The De-Subjectification of Children in Danish Asylum Centres
Vitus, Kathrine
Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, v17 n1 p26-42 2010
This article analyses the relationship between time and subjectification, focusing on the temporal structures created within Danish asylum centres and politics, and on children's experiences of and reactions to open-ended waiting. Such waiting leads to existential boredom which manifests in the children as restlessness, fatigue and despair. The article argues that in Danish asylum centres children live neither in the present nor in the future; they live without a justified existence and thus in processes of de-subjectification.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Denmark