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Lebanon Can't Give Him a Future : Revolutionary Subjectivity and Syrian Rebel-Workers in Beirut

Proudfoot, Philip LU (2019) p.133-158
Abstract
This chapter traces the Syrian crisis through the lives of Syrian labourers in Beirut. Lebanon has maintained a significant population of migrant workers for decades. Men undertook largely seasonal work with extended periods of wage labour abroad. However, there was little evidence of permanent settlement and few signs that a second-generation of Syrians settling permanently across the border. The chapter describes how and why — when the first rumbling of the uprising began to break — a number of migrant workers expressed support for what they called ‘the revolution’. From this, it moves to chart the overbearing harsh realities of the present, that is, realities of intense legal, economic and social precarity against which men hope only to... (More)
This chapter traces the Syrian crisis through the lives of Syrian labourers in Beirut. Lebanon has maintained a significant population of migrant workers for decades. Men undertook largely seasonal work with extended periods of wage labour abroad. However, there was little evidence of permanent settlement and few signs that a second-generation of Syrians settling permanently across the border. The chapter describes how and why — when the first rumbling of the uprising began to break — a number of migrant workers expressed support for what they called ‘the revolution’. From this, it moves to chart the overbearing harsh realities of the present, that is, realities of intense legal, economic and social precarity against which men hope only to survive. (Less)
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Syria: From National Independence to Proxy War
pages
133 - 158
publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
external identifiers
  • scopus:85063926601
ISBN
978-3-319-98458-2
9783319984575
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-98458-2_7
language
English
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yes
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4d95b437-02ce-4c07-b1c2-006357d0f928
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2019-02-12 16:28:47
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  abstract     = {This chapter traces the Syrian crisis through the lives of Syrian labourers in Beirut. Lebanon has maintained a significant population of migrant workers for decades. Men undertook largely seasonal work with extended periods of wage labour abroad. However, there was little evidence of permanent settlement and few signs that a second-generation of Syrians settling permanently across the border. The chapter describes how and why — when the first rumbling of the uprising began to break — a number of migrant workers expressed support for what they called ‘the revolution’. From this, it moves to chart the overbearing harsh realities of the present, that is, realities of intense legal, economic and social precarity against which men hope only to survive.},
  author       = {Proudfoot, Philip},
  booktitle    = {Syria: From National Independence to Proxy War},
  isbn         = {978-3-319-98458-2},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {133--158},
  publisher    = {Palgrave Macmillan},
  title        = {Lebanon Can't Give Him a Future : Revolutionary Subjectivity and Syrian Rebel-Workers in Beirut},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98458-2_7},
  doi          = {10.1007/978-3-319-98458-2_7},
  year         = {2019},
}