From the Editors
As the violence and conflict intensifies in Syria, it is important to remember the growing movement of displaced persons and refugees. The recent experiences of Iraqis, Libyans, and Palestinians offer lessons on how to address the needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees and how the host countries and the humanitarian aid community can respond in ways that help IDPs and refugees without creating further problems. Immediately aiding those fleeing the ...Keep Reading »
Rochelle Davis, Palestinian Village Histories: Geographies of the Displaced. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2011. [Co-winner of the 2011 Albert Hourani Book Award] Jadaliyya: What made you write this book? Rochelle Davis: Over the course of a decade, I collected 120 village books written by Palestinians about the more than four hundred villages that were destroyed in the 1948 war. By documenting and analyzing the work of these local historians and ...Keep Reading »
Rochelle Davis is an assistant professor of anthropology at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies in the School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University. She is currently a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC. She is the author of Palestinian Village Histories: Geographies of the Displaced (Stanford University Press, 2011).