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Life lived in relief : humanitarian predicaments and Palestinian refugee politics

Author: Ilana Feldman
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Palestinian refugees' experience of protracted displacement is among the lengthiest in history. In her breathtaking new book, Ilana Feldman explores this community's engagement with humanitarian assistance over a seventy-year period and their persistent efforts to alter their present and future conditions. Based on extensive archival and ethnographic field research, Life Lived in Relief offers a comprehensive  Read more...
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Feldman, Ilana, 1969-
Life lived in relief.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018028778
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ilana Feldman
ISBN: 9780520971288 0520971280
OCLC Number: 1043049820
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 320 pages)
Contents: Punctuated humanitarianism and discordant politics --
No exit : politics and refugee status --
Oscillating needs and the aid apparatus --
Conflicted positions : compromised action and suspicious relations --
The politics of living as a refugee --
Living and dying at humanitarianism's limits --
Non-humanitarian futures? --
Making livable lives in a world in crisis --
Timeline of historical events.
Responsibility: Ilana Feldman.
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"Palestinian refugees' experience of protracted displacement is among the lengthiest in history. In her breathtaking new book, Ilana Feldman explores this community's engagement with humanitarian assistance over a seventy-year period and their persistent efforts to alter their present and future conditions. Based on extensive archival and ethnographic field research, Life Lived in Relief offers a comprehensive account of the Palestinian refugee experience living with humanitarian assistance in many spaces and across multiple generations. By exploring the complex world constituted through humanitarianism, and how that world is experienced by the many people who inhabit it, Feldman asks pressing questions about what it means for a temporary status to become chronic. How do people in these conditions assert the value of their lives? What does the Palestinian situation tell us about the world? Life Lived in Relief is essential reading for anyone interested in the history and practice of humanitarianism today"--Provided by publisher.

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