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Author Allan, Diana (Diana Keown)

Title Refugees of the revolution : experiences of Palestinian exile / Diana Allan
Published Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (328 pages)
Series Stanford studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic societies and cultures
Stanford studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic societies and cultures.
Contents Commemorative economies -- Economic subjectivity and everyday solidarities -- Stealing power -- Dream talk, futurity, and hope -- Futures elsewhere -- Many returns -- Conclusion : the roots of exile
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 tr
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed October 28, 2013)
Subject Shātīlā (Refugee camp)
Israel-Arab War, 1948-1949 -- Refugees -- Lebanon.
Palestinian Arabs -- Lebanon -- Social conditions.
Refugee camps -- Lebanon.
Refugees, Palestinian Arab -- Lebanon -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0804788952 (electronic bk.)
9780804788953 (electronic bk.)