‘I finally found my place’: a political ethnography of the Maximiliaan refugee camp in Brussels

  title={‘I finally found my place’: a political ethnography of the Maximiliaan refugee camp in Brussels},
  author={Anika Depraetere and S. Oosterlynck},
  journal={Citizenship Studies},
  pages={693 - 709}
  • Anika Depraetere, S. Oosterlynck
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • Citizenship Studies
  • Abstract In the face of an increasing influx of refugees in Europe and the inability of public authorities to respond in an adequate and timely way, an informal refugee camp was built in September 2015 in front of the Foreign Office in Brussels, Belgium. This article examines this camp, the Maximiliaan camp, as a contested space for citizenship. We analyse the acts of CollectActif, a collective consisting mostly of undocumented migrants, who set up a fixed kitchen and hence staged themselves as… CONTINUE READING
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