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dc.contributor.author Lloyd, JR
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-20T14:37:03Z
dc.date.issued 2002-01
dc.identifier.citation Borderlands e-journal, 2002, 1 (2), pp. 1 - 12
dc.identifier.issn 1447-0810
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/1559
dc.description.abstract The story of 'Sir Alfred', an Iranian man who lost his papers while in transit and lived in Charles de Gaulle airport for more than eleven years, occupied a significant, although decidedly eccentric, place in the global news media throughout the 1990s. 'Sir Alfred', whose real name is Merhan Karimi Nasseri, lived between the pizzeria and an electronics store in the airport's Terminal One, "his days punctuated by the rhythm of the flights", from 1988 until confirmation of his refugee status in 1999 (Neuffer 1997). His nickname apparently came from his desire to travel to England, his mother's native country and his temporary home as a student in the 1970s. Living in a transnational zone of business and tourism travel, he neither spoke nor learnt French during his years in the terminal. Even after he was granted French travel documents, he refused to leave the airport, demanding that he be given permission to resettle in the UK and that all immigration documents delete references to his nationality as Iranian (Moseley 1999)
dc.publisher Dr Anthony Burke, University of Adelaide
dc.title Departing Sovereignty
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Borderlands e-journal
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Adelaide, S.A. en_US
dc.identifier.startpage en_US
dc.identifier.endpage en_US
dc.cauo.name Humanities and Social Science en_US
dc.personcode 950928
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)
utslib.collection.history General Collection (ID: 346) [2015-05-15T14:11:55+10:00]


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