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Buy and Download Description Q. Before becoming involved in refugee studies you had established yourself studying more conventional anthropological subjects in Sierra Leone. How did you come to do the field research on African forced migrants that was the basis for your book, Imposing Aid? A. Well, first of all, I have never been "established" as a "conventional anthropologist" in the sense of having a 'my' people approach, nor did I ever study "conventional" anthropological subjects! My first research was in fact in a housing estate in Oxford, Blackbird Leys. It was the last, largest, most 'progressive' housing estate built in Britain and was intended for working-class migrants. The housing shortage in Oxford was a consequence of the migration of workers from other parts of the United Kingdom as well as some from the Commonwealth who had come to Oxford to work in the motor [automobile] industry. So Blackbird Leys was built to house those people referred to as the 'overspill' population in Oxford. In fact, by the time the houses there got built, most people moving to Blackbird Leys had been born in Oxford, and most of those working in the motor industry had bought houses in villages around the city. Q. Before becoming involved in refugee studies you had established yourself studying more conventional anthropological subjects in Sierra Leone. How did you come to do the field research on African forced migrants that was the basis for your book,
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