Themes of Displacement

Themes of Displacement

Junior Visiting Fellows’ Conferences, Vol. XXVII
IWM, Vienna 2011 [Published on the Web]

Edited by: Shelby E. Carpenter

Contributions by: Michal Biletzki and Shelby E. Carpenter

Themes of Displacement in Israel and Sierra Leone – Preface

  I chose the title “Themes of Displacement” for our Junior Visiting Scholars’ Volume because it lends itself to a wide range of considerations within different academic disciplines. In particular, “Themes of Displacement” challenges anthropologists and political scientists to reexamine some of our preconceived assumptions about peoples and places. For example, my anthropological research was …
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Citizenship in Crisis – The Palestinian Citizens of Israel: A Counterintuitive Account [1]

  The story of Israeli citizenship begins with the establishment of the state of Israel on May 14, 1948, when the “Declaration of the Establishment of the state of Israel” was read out loud by David Ben Gurion.[2] It is in this declaration that we find the seeds of the theoretical and practical citizenship bind …
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Trust Building in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone

  My first morning in Freetown, Sierra Leone, was punctuated by literally running over a boy’s body. Eager to check out the beach, explore the neighborhood, and stretch my legs after my flight the night before from Banjul, The Gambia (my other field site), I decided to jog the 1.5 miles to Lumley Beach from …
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