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Home Away from Home: Notions of Belonging and Citizenship among Young Jordanian Palestinians

Khoury, Nadeen LU (2018) CMEM01 20181
Centre for Middle Eastern Studies
Abstract
This thesis explores young Palestinian refugees’ perceptions of belonging and citizenship in Jordan. It aims to understand the learning processes through which they formulate their notions of belonging within the camp. More specifically, how these notions are negotiated and renegotiated- at the intersection with their status as Jordanian citizens- when they leave the camp. The empirical data is gathered through semi-structured interviews with eight young Palestinian refugees at four refugee camps in Jordan. The data were analyzed by drawing on theoretical concepts such as learning processes, place attachments, institutional discrimination, and cultural hegemony. The analyses reveal that the cultural values, historical narratives, and power... (More)
This thesis explores young Palestinian refugees’ perceptions of belonging and citizenship in Jordan. It aims to understand the learning processes through which they formulate their notions of belonging within the camp. More specifically, how these notions are negotiated and renegotiated- at the intersection with their status as Jordanian citizens- when they leave the camp. The empirical data is gathered through semi-structured interviews with eight young Palestinian refugees at four refugee camps in Jordan. The data were analyzed by drawing on theoretical concepts such as learning processes, place attachments, institutional discrimination, and cultural hegemony. The analyses reveal that the cultural values, historical narratives, and power structures are constantly interplaying and affecting young Palestinian refugees’ perceptions of belonging and citizenship. (Less)
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author
Khoury, Nadeen LU
supervisor
organization
course
CMEM01 20181
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Belonging, Citizenship, Jordan, Palestine, UNRWA
language
English
id
8954024
date added to LUP
2018-07-06 14:41:34
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  abstract     = {This thesis explores young Palestinian refugees’ perceptions of belonging and citizenship in Jordan. It aims to understand the learning processes through which they formulate their notions of belonging within the camp. More specifically, how these notions are negotiated and renegotiated- at the intersection with their status as Jordanian citizens- when they leave the camp. The empirical data is gathered through semi-structured interviews with eight young Palestinian refugees at four refugee camps in Jordan. The data were analyzed by drawing on theoretical concepts such as learning processes, place attachments, institutional discrimination, and cultural hegemony. The analyses reveal that the cultural values, historical narratives, and power structures are constantly interplaying and affecting young Palestinian refugees’ perceptions of belonging and citizenship.},
  author       = {Khoury, Nadeen},
  keyword      = {Belonging,Citizenship,Jordan,Palestine,UNRWA},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Home Away from Home: Notions of Belonging and Citizenship among Young Jordanian Palestinians},
  year         = {2018},
}