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From the refugee camps of the Lebanon to the relative prosperity of existence within the united states, the Palestinian diaspora has been dispersed internationally. during this pioneering learn, Helena Lindholm Schulz examines the ways that Palestinian identification has been shaped within the diaspora via consistent eager for a native land misplaced. In so doing, the writer advances the controversy at the dating among diaspora and the production of nationwide id in addition to on nationalist politics tied to a specific territory. yet The Palestinian Diaspora additionally sheds gentle at the percentages unfolded by way of a transnational lifestyles, the potential of new, much less territorialized identities, even in a diaspora as certain to the assumption of an idealized place of origin because the Palestinian. contributors of the diaspora shape new lives in new settings and the belief of fatherland turns into one very important, yet now not the one, resource of id. eventually notwithstanding, Schulz argues, the powerful attachment to Palestine makes the diaspora the most important in any understandings of the way to formulate a manageable technique for peace among Israelis and Palestinians.

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