With the growing rates of involuntary (forced) migration and even traditional migration (movement from one country to another in search of work opportunities, better lifestyle, study, etc.); the movement of these bodies raises their vulnerability to be constructed as threats. The same threat they are fleeing from is being attached to them as they attempt to seek security elsewhere. This intersection of migration and securitization studies especially emerged because of the interconnectedness of the world that is majorly facilitated by globalization.
Within this context, this thesis examines how Syrian refugees in Lebanon are racialized because of a securitization process perpetuated by speech acts. It also looks at race and racism in relation to colonialism as the root cause for the construction of such notions. Within the Lebanese context, this thesis also looks at nationalism and religion from the Lebanese perspective in an attempt to explain the racist securitizing attitude towards those refugees
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(2021).Racist Securitization of Refugees, Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: A case study [Master's Thesis, the American University in Cairo]. AUC Knowledge Fountain.
Alhelou, Hind. Racist Securitization of Refugees, Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: A case study. 2021. American University in Cairo, Master's Thesis. AUC Knowledge Fountain.