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This chapter sets out to explore how life in a refugee camp has affected gender and age relations among Burundian refugees in Tanzania, and how refugees interpret camp life in terms of gender, age and class. How do young men manoeuvre in this new space, finding a place for themselves and making sense of their new setting?1 The chapter is based on a year's fieldwork in Lukole Refugee Camp in northwest Tanzania. At the time of fieldwork, 1997–98, around 100,000 Burundian Hutu refugees lived in the camp. In conversations and group interviews the refugees gave the impression of living in a world of social and moral decay. This was often expressed in terms of deteriorating gender relations. Responding to a question on the general changes in the camp, one of the men related his hardships directly to problems between husbands and wives. Introduction This chapter sets out to explore how life in a refugee camp has affected gender and age relations among Burundian refugees in Tanzania, and how refugees interpret camp life in terms of gender, age and class. How do young men manoeu
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