More than four million Palestinian refugees live in protracted exile across the Middle East. Taking a regional approach to Palestinian refugee exile and alienation across the Levant, this book proposes a new understanding of the spatial and political dimensions of refugee camps across the Middle East.
Combining critical scholarship with ethnographic insight, the essays uncover host states’ marginalisation of stateless refugees and shed light on new terminology on refugees, migration and diaspora studies. The impact on the refugee community is detailed in novel studies of refugee identity, memory and practice and new legal approaches to compensation and "right of return". The book opens a critical debate on key concepts and proposes a new understanding of the spatial and political dimensions of refugee camps, better understood as laboratories of Palestinian society and "state-in-making".
This strong collection of original essays is an essential resource for scholars and students in refugee studies, forced migration, disaster studies, legal anthropology, urban studies, international law and Middle East history.
General editor Arabic edition: Jaber Suleiman
Downward accountability in humanitarian aid. The example of UNHCR Uganda
Sophie Komujuni, Saul Mullard
An end to asylum? Temporary protection and the erosion of refugee status
Jessica Leigh Schultz
Waiting and the Temporalities of Irregular Migration
Twenty years with anti-corruption. Part 6. The end game: asset recovery and return – an unfinished agenda
Phil Mason OBE
Everyday humanitarian diplomacy: Experiences from border areas
Cristina Churruca Muguruza
Understanding the inferno on Lesbos: – We need new perspectives on migration to solve this situation
Sheikhs and the City: Urban Paths of Contention in Sidon, Lebanon
Are John Knudsen
Conflict and Society
The Limits of Law: Abortion in the Middle East and Northern Africa
Irene Maffi and Liv Tønnessen
Health and Human Rights Journal
The Helpers and the Helped: Troubling Ideas of Human Worth in Humanitarianism
Humanitarian Diplomatic Practices
The Hague Journal of Diplomacy