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Title: ASSEMBLING THE LEGIBLE REFUGEE: A CASE STUDY OF ROHINGYAS IN KLANG VALLEY, MALAYSIA
Authors: NURSYAZWANI BTE JAMALUDIN
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Keywords: legibility, assemblage, documents, subjectivity, agency, Rohingya refugees.
Issue Date: 23-Jul-2019
Citation: NURSYAZWANI BTE JAMALUDIN (2019-07-23). ASSEMBLING THE LEGIBLE REFUGEE: A CASE STUDY OF ROHINGYAS IN KLANG VALLEY, MALAYSIA. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Scholarship on refugee legibility have focused on the ways in which technologies of state register and document refugee bodies to bring them under state control. However, this neglects the participation of refugees in wanting to make their bodies legible. Simultaneously, there is a need to understand legibility beyond state-subject dichotomies. Through the concept of assemblage, this thesis extends the theorizing of legibility by investigating how various human and non-human actants in the network mutually constitute the legible Rohingya. Drawing on fieldwork in 2017 and 2018 in Klang Valley, Malaysia, and over 50 semi-structured interviews with Rohingya refugees, this thesis explores how and why Rohingyas turn to the UN card as a tool of legibility. The chapters illustrate the political violence experienced by Rohingyas, effecting their state of permanent temporariness in the Malaysian assemblage, resulting in particular engagements with the UN card that transforms their historical consciousness and political imaginaries.
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