The Resource Refugees of the revolution : experiences of Palestinian exile, Diana Allan, (electronic resource)

Refugees of the revolution : experiences of Palestinian exile, Diana Allan, (electronic resource)

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Refugees of the revolution : experiences of Palestinian exile
Title
Refugees of the revolution
Title remainder
experiences of Palestinian exile
Statement of responsibility
Diana Allan
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Language
eng
Summary
Some sixty-five years after 750,000 Palestinians fled or were expelled from their homeland, the popular conception of Palestinian refugees still emphasizes their fierce commitment to exercising their "right of return." Exile has come to seem a kind of historical amber, preserving refugees in a way of life that ended abruptly with "the catastrophe" of 1948 and their camps-inhabited now for four generations-as mere zones of waiting. While reducing refugees to symbols of steadfast single-mindedness has been politically expedient to both sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict it comes at a tremendous cost for refugees themselves, overlooking their individual memories and aspirations and obscuring their collective culture in exile. Refugees of the Revolution is an evocative and provocative examination of everyday life in Shatila, a refugee camp in Beirut. Challenging common assumptions about Palestinian identity and nationalist politics, Diana Allan provides an immersive account of camp experience, of communal and economic life as well as inner lives, tracking how residents relate across generations, cope with poverty and marginalization, and plan--pragmatically and speculatively-for the future. She gives unprecedented attention to credit associations, debt relations, electricity bartering, emigration networks, and NGO provisions, arguing that a distinct Palestinian identity is being forged in the crucible of local pressures. What would it mean for the generations born in exile to return to a place they never left? Allan addresses this question by rethinking the relationship between home and homeland. In so doing, she reveals how refugees are themselves pushing back against identities rooted in a purely nationalist discourse. This groundbreaking book offers a richly nuanced account of Palestinian exile, and presents new possibilities for the future of the community
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Midwest
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Allan, Diana
Dewey number
305.892/7405692
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Stanford studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic societies and cultures
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  • Refugees, Palestinian Arab
  • Palestinian Arabs
  • Israel-Arab War, 1948-1949
  • Shātīlā (Refugee camp)
  • Refugee camps
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Refugees of the revolution : experiences of Palestinian exile, Diana Allan, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11891930
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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MWT11891930
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
Publisher number
MWT11891930
Specific material designation
remote
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11891930
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Refugees of the revolution : experiences of Palestinian exile, Diana Allan, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11891930
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11891930
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11891930
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11891930
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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