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Life Lived in Relief: Humanitarian Predicaments and Palestinian Refugee Politics

Ilana Feldman

Abstract

Palestinian refugees’ experience of displacement is among the lengthiest in history. Life Lived in Relief explores this community’s engagement with humanitarian assistance over a seventy-year period and their persistent efforts over this long time span to alter their present and future conditions. Even as humanitarian intervention is conceived as crisis-driven and focused on survival, protracted displacement is a common circumstance, necessitating long-term humanitarian presence. The book describes the operational challenges of oscillating between chronic conditions and repeating emergency sit ... More

Keywords: refugees, humanitarianism, politics, Palestinian, crisis, relief, protracted displacement, aspiration, refusal, living

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780520299627
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520299627.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ilana Feldman, author
George Washington University