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Title: Contesting identities, differences, and a unified Palestinian community
Authors: Mavroudi, Elizabeth
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: © Pion Ltd
Citation: MAVROUDI, E., 2010. Contesting identities, differences, and a unified Palestinian community. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 28 (2), pp. 239–253
Abstract: This paper is located within attempts to debate the contested notion of community and its relevance to diasporic/migrant communities. In particular, this paper furthers such debates by exploring how those in diaspora negotiate the politics of identity, belonging, and unity within their daily lives. It stresses the importance of considering diasporic communities as fluid, positioned, and symbolic, in which negotiations of identity are actively carried out. In the process, it considers not only the importance of community as a unifying space, but also its potential for tensions and constructions of difference. It does this using an in-depth qualitative case study of diasporic Palestinians living in Athens, Greece.
Description: This article is closed access. The definitive, peer-reviewed and edited version of this article is published in Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 28(2) 239 – 253 [10.1068/d8608].
Version: Closed access
DOI: 10.1068/d8608
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/8836
Publisher Link: http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=d8608
ISSN: 0263-7758
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