Living Palestine: Family Survival, Resistance, and Mobility Under Occupation

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Līzā Tarākī
Syracuse University Press, Jan 1, 2006 - Social Science - 296 pages
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This groundbreaking volume takes an insightful look at how entire households, families, and individuals cope, negotiate their lives, and plan to achieve goals in Occupied Palestine. Contributors raise critical questions about such issues as tradition vs. modernity and the socio-cultural consequences of emigration. Living Palestine posits that household dynamics (i.e., kin-based marriage, fertility decisions, children's education, and living arrangements) cannot be fully grasped unless linked to the traumas of the past and worries of the present. Likewise, that family strategies for survival and social mobility under occupation are swept up in the tide of history that engulfs the world in which Palestinians live and struggle as individuals, households, and as a society. Living Palestine is drawn from an expansive 1999 research project of the Institute for Women's Studies at Birzeit University
  

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Contents

Modernity Aborted and Reborn
1
Dynamics of Kin Place and Nation
51
Six Families
103
Emigration Conservatism and Class Formation
185
The Paradox of Womens Work
231
WORKS CITED
277
INDEX
293
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