Palestinians; From Village Peasants to Camp Refugees: Analogies and Disparities in the Social Use of Space

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Title:
Palestinians; From Village Peasants to Camp Refugees: Analogies and Disparities in the Social Use of Space
Author:
Maraqa, Hania Nabil
Issue Date:
2004
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study compares the social use of space in the Palestinian village around the beginning of the 20th century to that in the Palestinian refugee camp in Jordan around them beginning of the 21st century. It examines the transformation from small-scale egalitarian social practices in the village of Deir Ghassanah to external discourses controlled by large-scale institutional powers in al-Baq a Refugee Camp. It analyzes the ways through which refugees have been able to reinvent their village life after being forcefully relocated in spaces that may not respond to their ritual practices and integrative social system but created by external institutions. Transformations in leadership structure, ownership patterns, and religiosity in both cases will be traced to establish a dialectical framework between the symbolic interpretation and social use of the two spaces.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
MA
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Architecture
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titlePalestinians; From Village Peasants to Camp Refugees: Analogies and Disparities in the Social Use of Spaceen_US
dc.creatorMaraqa, Hania Nabilen_US
dc.contributor.authorMaraqa, Hania Nabilen_US
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study compares the social use of space in the Palestinian village around the beginning of the 20th century to that in the Palestinian refugee camp in Jordan around them beginning of the 21st century. It examines the transformation from small-scale egalitarian social practices in the village of Deir Ghassanah to external discourses controlled by large-scale institutional powers in al-Baq a Refugee Camp. It analyzes the ways through which refugees have been able to reinvent their village life after being forcefully relocated in spaces that may not respond to their ritual practices and integrative social system but created by external institutions. Transformations in leadership structure, ownership patterns, and religiosity in both cases will be traced to establish a dialectical framework between the symbolic interpretation and social use of the two spaces.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameMAen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectureen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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