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Author Feldman, Ilana, 1969- author

Title Life lived in relief : humanitarian predicaments and Palestinian refugee politics / Ilana Feldman
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
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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
Summary "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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 20, 2018)
Subject Humanitarian assistance -- Middle East.
Humanitarianism -- Social aspects -- Middle East.
Palestinian Arabs -- History -- 20th century.
Refugee camps -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018031929
ISBN 0520971280 (electronic book)
9780520971288 (electronic book)
(hardcover) (alkaline paper)