From the Editors
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When I visited Shatila last week two topics dominated conversation: the carnage in Gaza and the deleterious effects of the construction boom underway in the camp. I’ll take them in turn, though Shatilans usually don’t; for them, each topic seems the underbelly of the other. Building in Shatila has long been described by residents as a kind of cancer, its growth both irregular and hazardous. The waves of Syrians and Palestinians fleeing Syria since 2011 have caused it to ...Keep Reading »
Diana Allan is a Mellon Fellow in anthropology at the Society for the Humanities and the Department of Anthropology at Cornell University. She is the author ofRefugees of the Revolution: Experiences of Palestinian Exile (which has been shortlisted for the MEMO Book Prize). Accompanying photographs were contributed by Hisham Ghuzlan, a teacher at UNRWA and resident of Shatila.
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