Forgotten Revolutionaries: Reflections on Political Emancipation for Palestinian Refugee Women in Lebanon

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dc.contributor.authorZaaroura, Mayssam
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-26T07:40:49Z
dc.date.available2012-07-26T07:40:49Z
dc.date.created2012
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/23106
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-5283
dc.description.abstractThis research explores Palestinian refugee women’s political rights through a broader examination of the gender dynamics in one refugee camp in Lebanon. Using two focus groups and individual interviews with 20 women, the research highlights the patriarchal and colonial structures that dominate the women’s lives, preventing them not only from engaging in political activities, but also hindering their opportunities for work and socialization outside their immediate familial spheres. The political disillusionment within the researched and broader Palestinian community, as a result of the encroaching project of Empire as defined by Hardt and Negri, has created a divided Palestinian cause, a failed youth, and a society attempting to hold on to its identity. However, along with that comes the oppression of a sub-section of that society – the women; the remaining possession that the men have. Women who previously engaged in armed resistance have not advanced politically, socially, or economically – and in fact the history of their struggles are being erased as surely as their land is. Nonetheless, pockets of resistance – a Multitude – of women, agents in their own fates, are fighting the current towards a more emancipatory future for themselves and future Palestinian men and women.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectWomen and conflict
dc.subjectPalestinian women
dc.subjectRefugee women
dc.subjectEmpire and the Multitude
dc.subjectWomen's political empowerment
dc.subjectRevolutionary women
dc.titleForgotten Revolutionaries: Reflections on Political Emancipation for Palestinian Refugee Women in Lebanon
dc.typeThesis
dc.faculty.departmentDéveloppement international et mondialisation / International Development and Global Studies
dc.contributor.supervisorRamisch, Joshua
dc.embargo.termsimmediate
dc.degree.nameMA
dc.degree.levelmasters
dc.degree.disciplineSciences sociales / Social Sciences
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineSciences sociales / Social Sciences
uottawa.departmentDéveloppement international et mondialisation / International Development and Global Studies
CollectionThèses, 2011 - // Theses, 2011 -

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