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No One Smiles at Me: The Double Displacement of Iranian Migrant Men as Refugees Who Use Drugs in Australia

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Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, School of Psychology, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
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Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, School of Health and Society, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
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Drug and Alcohol Multicultural Education Centre (DAMEC), Liverpool NSW 1871, UK
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Academic Editors: Linda Briskman and Lucy Fiske
Soc. Sci. 2021, 10(3), 85; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci10030085
Received: 24 December 2020 / Revised: 25 February 2021 / Accepted: 28 February 2021 / Published: 2 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Human Rights and Displaced People in Exceptional Times)
Drawing on relevant sociological and feminist theories namely a social constructivist and intersectional framework, this article explores ways in which migrant Iranian men as ‘refugees’ ‘who use drugs’ navigate the complex terrain of ‘double displacement’ in the Australian contemporary context. It presents findings from a series of community based participatory and culturally responsive focus groups and in-depth interviews of twenty-seven participants in Sydney, Australia. Results highlight the ways in which social categories of gender, language, class, ethnicity, race, migration status and their relationship to intersubjective hierarchies and exclusion in Australia circumnavigate and intervene with participants’ alcohol and other drugs’ (AOD) use and related harms. The article argues that there is a need to pay greater attention to the implications of masculinities, power relations and the resultant material, social and affective emotional impacts of displacement for refugee men within Australian health care responses. View Full-Text
Keywords: migrant men and masculinities; refugees; intersectionality; alcohol and other drugs; health; Australia migrant men and masculinities; refugees; intersectionality; alcohol and other drugs; health; Australia
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Green, B.A.; Latifi, Y. No One Smiles at Me: The Double Displacement of Iranian Migrant Men as Refugees Who Use Drugs in Australia. Soc. Sci. 2021, 10, 85. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci10030085

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Green BA, Latifi Y. No One Smiles at Me: The Double Displacement of Iranian Migrant Men as Refugees Who Use Drugs in Australia. Social Sciences. 2021; 10(3):85. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci10030085

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Green, Belinda A., and Yalda Latifi. 2021. "No One Smiles at Me: The Double Displacement of Iranian Migrant Men as Refugees Who Use Drugs in Australia" Social Sciences 10, no. 3: 85. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci10030085

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