Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Occupied LivesMaintaining Integrity in a Palestinian Refugee Camp in the West Bank$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Nina Gren

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9789774166952

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774166952.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CAIRO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.cairo.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The American University in Cairo Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CSO for personal use.date: 20 October 2020

Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
Occupied Lives
Author(s):

Nina Gren

Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774166952.003.0001

This chapter opens with an ethnographic description of a refugee woman’s encounter with an aggressive Israeli soldier on her way home to the Dheisheh camp. Taking this description as the point of departure, the camp inhabitants and their lives are briefly presented. The introduction then explains the focus of the book and its main argument. The interlocutors are placed in a theoretical framework referring to the scholarly and mostly anthropological debate on refugees, violence, and agency. The introduction also discusses three main themes used in the book: ‘normality’, social continuity, and morality. Here, some theoretical concepts are brought up, such as tactics of resilience, resistance and displacement, as well as Bourdieu’s illusio. Lastly, the chapter describes and problematizes fieldwork methodology and some ethical challenges.

Keywords:   Refugees, Agency, Violence, Fieldwork, Social continuity, Morality, Ethical challenges

Cairo Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .