Children of Palestine: Experiencing forced migration in the Middle East

Dawn Chatty, Gillian Lewando Hundt

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Abstract

Palestinian children and young people living both within and outside of refugee camps in the Middle East are the focus of this book. For more than half a century these children and their caregivers have lived a temporary existence in the dramatic and politically volatile landscape that is the Middle East. These children have been captive to various sorts of stereotyping, both academic and popular. They have been objectified, much as their parents and grandparents, as passive victims without the benefit of international protection. And they have become the beneficiaries of numerous humanitarian aid packages which presume the primacy of the Western model of child development as well as the psycho-social approach to intervention. Giving voice to individual children, in the context of their households and their community, this book aims to move beyond the stereotypes and Western-based models to explore the impact that forced migration and prolonged conflict have had, and continue to have, on the lives of these refugee children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherBerghahn Books
Number of pages274
ISBN (Electronic)9781782387862
ISBN (Print)9781845450106
StatePublished - Mar 15 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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