Part or chapter of a book
Exile, Familial Ideology, and Gender Roles in Palestinian Camps in Jordan (1948-2000’s)
Transregional and Transnational Families in Europe and Beyond: Experiences Since the Middle Ages
New York : Berghahn Books
271 - 294 p.
Jordan, Palestinian camps, family values, identity, gender
Camp refugee families in Jordan, who have been crucial in the reconstruction of Palestinian national identity after 1948, have produced what Pierre Bourdieu calls "a family of words": a fixed representation of family values and practices that has transcended exile. This representation is best understood as a "social fiction," whose aim has been to counterbalance the harsh events of history. Most social and political actors in Jordan have shaped and encouraged the idea of traditional family values. [...]