This paper is based on 16 months of ethnographic fieldwork for my Ph.D. dissertation. The dissertation is called Refugee Lives: Ritual and Belonging in Two Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon, and it is a comparative ethnography of one Muslim (Al-Jalil) and one Christian Palestinian refugee camp (?bay eh) in Lebanon. It utilizes a ritual approach for understanding two contrasting patterns of belonging (including both social organization and identity) found in the two camps.
Between the catastrophe and the promised return: Palestinian refugee trajectories and conceptions of time in Lebanon
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