Atamhi Cawayu

Atamhi Cawayu
Ghent University | UGhent · Centre for Research on Culture and Gender

Master of Science in Sociology / Master of Arts in Gender and Diversity Studies

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Introduction
PhD research (2017-2021): 'Global families, global inequalities: The politics of relinquishment and reunion in transnational adoption. Perspectives of first families, adoption intermediaries and anti-adoption activists in Andean Bolivia'

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De laatste jaren rezen bij steeds meer interlandelijk geadopteerden vragen over hun adoptiegeschiedenis en de adoptieprocedure. Deze vragen kwamen aan de oppervlakte zowel via verhalen in de pers als via rechtstreekse berichtgeving aan het Vlaams Centrum voor Adoptie. Om gehoor te geven aan de verscheidene vragen en bezorgdheden van geadopteerden,...
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This paper provides a critical analysis of the narratives of Bolivian adoptees in Belgium. We discuss how the adoptees look back upon the imagery of family and culture invoked by their parents and wider social environment and how this imagery has affected their sense of self and belonging. We argue that the adoptees’ narratives testify of a discurs...
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Through testimonies of guardians and young adults looking back upon their lives as unaccompanied minors in Belgium, this paper aims to obtain better understanding of the multifaceted and simultaneous intersections that shape the unaccompanied minors’ care relationships. It claims that while age as a criterion for the entitlement to care might work...
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Dit artikel rapporteert de resultaten van een masteronderzoek dat een verklaring zoekt voor de oververtegenwoordiging van niet-begeleide minderjarigen in het deeltijds onderwijs, door te peilen naar hoe deze jongeren hun onderwijstra-jecten in het Vlaams onderwijssysteem ervaren. Waar het merendeel van het wetenschappelijk onderzoek over niet-begel...
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Drawing on empirical research completed in Belgium, this article presents a comparative analysis of the care regimes for two categories of children: transnational adoptees and unaccompanied minors. Although state immigration policies consider the two groups of minors as humanitarian exceptions that require preferential treatment, the kind of humani...

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The proposed research in the emerging field of empirical care ethics seeks to provide an empirical description and ethical analysis of care relations in the context of refugee aid in Belgium. With the use of qualitative research methods, I will study the meanings and values that are attached to long-standing and strong relationships in guardianships for refugees who have migrated as unaccompanied minors. The study aims to examine values that are attached to these relationships and how they relate to institutional and ideological contexts in Belgium. The overall aim is to contribute to the ethical debate on the contradictions and ethical dilemmas in Western immigration policy and practice. The way care relations are experienced and valued in the context of refugee aid can inform ethical reflection on the relevance of incorporating an ethic of care in the discussion of who has the right to belong.