Occupied lives : maintaining integrity in a Palestinian refugee camp in the West Bank (eBook, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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Occupied lives : maintaining integrity in a Palestinian refugee camp in the West Bank

Author: Nina Gren
Publisher: Cairo, Egypt : The American University in Cairo Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Intense media coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict does not necessarily enhance one's knowledge or understanding of the Palestinians; on the contrary they are more often than not reduced to either victims or perpetrators. Similarly, while many academic studies devote considerable effort to analyzing the political situation in the occupied territories, there have been few sophisticated case studies of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gren, Nina, 1972-
Occupied lives.
Cairo, Egypt : The American University in Cairo Press, 2016
(OCoLC)893455433
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nina Gren
ISBN: 9781617976568 1617976563
OCLC Number: 942680675
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Contents: Introduction. Focus and purpose ; Being camp refugees under violent occupation ; Integrity and constrained agency ; Why a focus on everyday life? ; 'Normality' in a violent and prolonged refugee situation ; Social continuity : new homes and reestablished family lines ; A moral crisis on repeat ; Doing fieldwork in Dheisheh ; Overview of chapters --
Dheisheh as a social and political space. The order of things in Dheisheh ; The Bethlehem area ; The dynamica of lingering villages ; Earlier political affiliations and activism in Dheisheh ; Political disengagement at the time of fieldwork ; Concluding remarks --
Living with violence and insecurity. Experiencing ongoing crisis ; The presence of extraordinary deaths ; Extending the limits of normality ; Remaining patient and hopeful ; Negotiating trust ; Concluding remarks --
The making of new homes. To build a house is to make a life ; Imprisonment delaying life ; Children as normality, resistance, and recovery ; Reframing home to a political stage ; Getting by together ; Concluding remarks --
Reconstituting a moral order. A chain of catastrophic events ; The camp as a moral community ; Palextinian moral superiority and the immoral others ; Moral contamination ; A shaken political morality ; Concluding remarks --
Conclusion. Maintaing integrity in the face of violation ; Struggling against temporariness ; Having a life or being a true patriot? ; How may one remain a political subject? ; Existence and politics.
Other Titles: University press scholarship online.
Responsibility: Nina Gren.

Abstract:

Intense media coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict does not necessarily enhance one's knowledge or understanding of the Palestinians; on the contrary they are more often than not reduced to either victims or perpetrators. Similarly, while many academic studies devote considerable effort to analyzing the political situation in the occupied territories, there have been few sophisticated case studies of Palestinian refugees living under Israeli rule. An ethnographic study of Palestinian refugees in Dheisheh refugee camp, just south of Bethlehem, this book looks closely at the attempts of the camp inhabitants to survive and bounce back from the profound effects of political violence and Israeli military occupation on their daily lives.

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