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Title: Palestinians in diaspora, empowerment and informal political space
Authors: Mavroudi, Elizabeth
Keywords: Homeland-orientated politics
Empowerment
Informal political spaces
Identities
Palestinians in diaspora
Greece
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: MAVROUDI, E., 2008. Palestinians in diaspora, empowerment and informal political space. Political Geography, 27 (1), pp. 57-73
Abstract: This paper uses empirical research on Palestinians in diaspora in Athens, Greece to add to debates on the nature of diasporic/transnational homeland-orientated politics in relation to identity. It highlights that such politics may be more limited for those who are non-citizens, despite the fact that they may be involved in diasporic political spaces that are informal in nature. It contributes to such debates by examining feelings of empowerment, inclusion and political change within such informal diasporic political spaces. Using the examples of demonstrations and the Parikia (or community house), the paper argues that informal political space can be both empowering and positive as well as disillusioning and negative for Palestinians in diaspora.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Political Geography [© Elsevier]. The definitive version is available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0962629807000911
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2007.06.009
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/8831
Publisher Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0962629807000911
ISSN: 0962-6298
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