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Refugees of the revolution : experiences of Palestinian exile, Diana Allan

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Refugees of the revolution : experiences of Palestinian exile
Title
Refugees of the revolution
Title remainder
experiences of Palestinian exile
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Diana Allan
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Subject
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<U+0127> �inhabited now for four generations<U+0127> �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<U+0127> �<U+0127> �pragmatically and speculatively<U+0127> �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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Allan, Diana
Dewey number
305.8927405692
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Stanford studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic societies and cultures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shātīlā (Refugee camp)
  • Refugees, Palestinian Arab
  • Palestinian Arabs
  • Israel-Arab War, 1948-1949
  • Refugee camps
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Refugees of the revolution : experiences of Palestinian exile, Diana Allan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Commemorative economies -- Economic subjectivity and everyday solidarities -- Stealing power -- Dream talk, futurity, and hope -- Futures elsewhere -- Many returns -- Conclusion : the roots of exile
Control code
FIEb17481041
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 309 pages
Isbn
9780804774918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC)17811628
  • (DLC)2013028176
  • (OCoLC)843858395
Label
Refugees of the revolution : experiences of Palestinian exile, Diana Allan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Commemorative economies -- Economic subjectivity and everyday solidarities -- Stealing power -- Dream talk, futurity, and hope -- Futures elsewhere -- Many returns -- Conclusion : the roots of exile
Control code
FIEb17481041
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 309 pages
Isbn
9780804774918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC)17811628
  • (DLC)2013028176
  • (OCoLC)843858395

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