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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 in which two thousand households in nineteen communities were surveyed with an aim to examining the Palestinian household from multiple angles.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780815631347
ISBN-10: 0815631340
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Syracuse University Press
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lisa Taraki

Lisa Taraki is associate professor of sociology at Birzeit University. She has contributed to numerous publications and is the editor of Palestinian Society in the West