Landscape of Hope and Despair

The moving stories told here form a larger picture of these refugees as a people struggling to recreate their sense of place and identity and add meaning to their surroundings through the use of culture and memory.


Author: Julie Peteet

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812200317

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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Nearly half of the world's eight million Palestinians are registered refugees, having faced partition and exile. Landscape of Hope and Despair examines this refugee experience in Lebanon through the medium of spatial practices and identity, set against the backdrop of prolonged violence. Julie Peteet explores how Palestinians have dealt with their experience as refugees by focusing attention on how a distinctive Palestinian identity has emerged from and been informed by fifty years of refugee history. Concentrating ethnographic scrutiny on a site-specific experience allows the author to shed light on the mutually constitutive character of place and cultural identification. Palestinian refugee camps are contradictory places: sites of grim despair but also of hope and creativity. Within these cramped spaces, refugees have crafted new worlds of meaning and visions of the possible in politics. In the process, their historical predicament was a point of departure for social action and thus became radically transformed. Beginning with the calamity of 1948, Landscape of Hope and Despair traces the dialectic of place and cultural identification through the initial despair of the 1950s and early 1960s to the tumultuous days of the resistance and the violence of the Lebanese civil war and its aftermath. Most significantly, this study invokes space, place, and identity to construct an alternative to the received national narratives of Palestinian society and history. The moving stories told here form a larger picture of these refugees as a people struggling to recreate their sense of place and identity and add meaning to their surroundings through the use of culture and memory.

Palestinian Refugees and Identity

Peteet, Landscape of Hope and Despair, p.76. For a comparative case, see, among others B. Harrell-Bond, 'The experience of refugees as recipient of aid', in A. Ager (ed.), Refugees: Perspectives on the Experience of Forced Migration ...


Author: Luigi Achilli

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857729040

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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After the creation of the State of Israel in 1948, Palestinian refugees fled over the border into Jordan, which in 1950 formally annexed the West Bank. In the wake of the 1967 War, another wave of Palestinians sought refuge in the Hashemite kingdom. Today, 42 per cent of registered Palestinian refugees live in Jordan. As a result of this historical context, one might expect Palestinian refugee camps to be highly politicised spaces. Yet Luigi Achilli argues in this book that there is in fact a relative absence of political activity. Instead, what is prevalent is a desire to live an 'ordinary life'. It is within the framework of the performing and creating everyday life – working, praying, relaxing, watching football matches, surfing the internet, or idling in barber shops – that Achilli examines nationalism and identity. Palestinian refugees have been traditionally depicted by the Western media as inherently political beings, ready to fight and resist all attempts to quash their nationalist struggle. But except for occasional political demonstrations and events, neither the political turmoil in Gaza and the West Bank, nor the uprisings throughout the Middle East of 2011, have roused refugees out of what they described as the ordinary course of daily life in the camp. Achilli argues instead that refugee daily life in many ways revolves around the practice of suspending the political. The performative and reiterative dimensions of ordinary activities have not, however, precluded refugees from feeling an affinity for many of the meanings, ideals, and values of Palestinian nationalism. Achilli holds that it is through the desire for an 'ordinary life' that these Palestinian refugees are able to assert their own meanings and understandings of national identity against the more inflexible interpretations provided by the political systems in Gaza and the West Bank. Examining the concepts of 'everyday' Islam as well as the construction of masculine identity in the camps, Achilli offers vital analysis of the complexities and ambiguities of camp-dwellers' experience of the political in ordinary times.

New Cultural Landscapes

Egoz, S. (2011b) 'Landscape as a Driver for Well-being: The ELC in the Globalist Arena', Landscape Research 36, 4: 509–534. ... Peteet,J. (2005) Landscapes of Hope and Despair, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.


Author: Maggie Roe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317963714

Category: Architecture

Page: 296

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While historical and protected landscapes have been well studied for years, the cultural significance of ordinary landscapes is now increasingly recognised. This groundbreaking book discusses how contemporary cultural landscapes can be, and are, created and recognised. The book challenges common concepts of cultural landscapes as protected or ‘special’ landscapes that include significant buildings or features. Using case studies from around the world it questions the usual measures of judgement related to cultural landscapes and instead focuses on landscapes that are created, planned or simply evolve as a result of changing human cultures, management policy and practice. Each contribution analyses the geographical and human background of the landscape, and policies and management strategies that impact upon it, and defines the meanings of 'cultural landscape' in its particular context. Taken together they establish a new paradigm in the study of landscapes in all forms.

The Social Ecology of Border Landscapes

Landscape of Hope and Despair: Palestinian Refugee Camps. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005. Roberts, Rebecca, Palestinians in Lebanon: Refugees Living with Long-Term Displacement.


Author: Anna Grichting

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783086719

Category: Political Science


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The collection of essays in The Social Ecology of Border Landscapes defi nes borders and borderlands to include territorial interfaces, marginal spaces (physical, sociological and psychological) and human consciousness. From theoretical and conceptual presentations on social ecology and its agencies and representations, to case studies and concrete projects and initiatives, the contributing authors uncover a thread of contemporary thought and action on this important emerging fi eld. The essays aim to defi ne the territories of social ecology, to investigate how social agencies can activate ecological processes and systems, and to understand how the interactions of people and ecosystems can create new sustainable landscapes across tangible and intangible territorial rifts.

Women and Conflict in the Middle East

Interview, Bourj el-Barajne camp, Beirut, 3 June 2006. Interview, Bourj el-Barajne camp, Beirut, 27 January 2007. Boym, 'Nostalgia and its discontents', p. 456. Peteet, Julie, Landscape of Hope and Despair: Palestinian Refugee Camps ...


Author: Maria Holt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786739520

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Women in conflict zones face a wide range of violence: from physical and psychological trauma to political, economic and social disadvantage. And the sources of the violence are varied also: from the 'public' violence of the enemy to the more 'private' violence of the family. Maria Holt uses her research gathered in the Palestinian refugee camps of Lebanon and in the West Bank to look at the forms of violence suffered by women in the context of the wider conflict around them. Drawing on first-hand accounts of women who have either participated in, been victims of or bystanders to violence, Women and Conflict in the Middle East highlights the complex situation of these refugees, and explores how many of them become involved in resistance activities. It thus makes essential reading for students of the Israel-Palestine conflict as well as those interested in the gender dimension of conflict.

Hope and Despair

Through tears of hope and despair, the landscape of this novel unfolds before us in a vast panorama of poetic prose, delighting the senses and the imagination about what is possible, what is beautiful, and what is maddening about this world ...


Author: Roman Payne


ISBN: 9780615186504

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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A feast of sensuality, Payne's third epic novel narrates the story of the beautiful young Nadja, and her brooding lover Nikolai, as the two come of age in a springtime garden. When their world of earthly delights fades with the dying season, the two are exiled from their pastoral romance into a fiery world of seedy urban haunts, intoxicated dreams and electric lights. When tragedy heralds the birth of a new day, light is shed on everyone's fate as the greatest adventure of all begins: a cunning swindler sets off on a heroic voyage to find the love of his youth. Through tears of hope and despair, the landscape of this novel unfolds before us in a vast panorama of poetic prose, delighting the senses and the imagination about what is possible, what is beautiful, and what is maddening about this world. ""Charged with passion, these pages sing to us their erotic melancholy; 'Hope and Despair' is both loving and frightening, a pleasure to read once and again!""

The Making of the Modern Refugee

But despair was etched on the face of a Palestinian woman who could not bury her husband and sons who were killed by ... 65 Peteet, Landscape of Hope and Despair, 88, 109–10; Sayigh, Palestinians, 127; Rebecca Roberts, Palestinians in ...


Author: Peter Gatrell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199674169

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 176

Offers a comprehensive history of global population displacement in the twentieth century, and provides a new analytic approach to the subject by exploring its causes, consequences, and meanings

The Routledge Companion to Landscape Studies

19–36 Helphand, K. (2002) Dreaming Gardens: Landscape Architecture and the Making of Israel, Santa Fe, ... Power and the Political Landscape, London: Routledge Peteet, J. (2005) Landscape of Hope and Despair Palestinian Refugee Camps, ...


Author: Peter Howard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136220609

Category: Science

Page: 494

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Landscape is a vital, synergistic concept which opens up ways of thinking about many of the problems which beset our contemporary world, such as climate change, social alienation, environmental degradation, loss of biodiversity and destruction of heritage. As a concept, landscape does not respect disciplinary boundaries. Indeed, many academic disciplines have found the concept so important, it has been used as a qualifier that delineates whole sub-disciplines: landscape ecology, landscape planning, landscape archaeology, and so forth. In other cases, landscape studies progress under a broader banner, such as heritage studies or cultural geography. Yet it does not always mean the same thing in all of these contexts. The Routledge Companion to Landscape Studies offers the first comprehensive attempt to explore research directions into the many uses and meanings of ‘landscape’. The Companion contains thirty-nine original contributions from leading scholars within the field, which have been divided into four parts: Experiencing Landscape; Landscape Culture and Heritage; Landscape, Society and Justice; and Design and Planning for Landscape. Topics covered range from phenomenological approaches to landscape, to the consideration of landscape as a repository of human culture; from ideas of identity and belonging, to issues of power and hegemony; and from discussions of participatory planning and design to the call for new imaginaries in a time of global and environmental crisis. Each contribution explores the future development of different conceptual and theoretical approaches, as well as recent empirical contributions to knowledge and understanding. Collectively, they encourage dialogue across disciplinary barriers and reflection upon the implications of research findings for local, national and international policy in relation to landscape. This Companion provides up-to-date critical reviews of state of the art perspectives across this multifaceted field, embracing disciplines such as anthropology, archaeology, cultural studies, geography, landscape planning, landscape architecture, countryside management, forestry, heritage studies, ecology, and fine art. It serves as an invaluable point of reference for scholars, researchers and graduate students alike, engaging in the field of landscape studies.

The Cultivated Landscape

Another Season's Promise: Hope and Despair in Canada's Farm Country. Toronto: Viking/Penguin, 2001. Brandon, P.F. “Diffusion of designed landscapes.” In Change in the Countryside: Essays on Rural England, 1500–1900.


Author: Craig Pearson

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773578371

Category: Art

Page: 304

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Craig Pearson and Judith Nasby discuss the evolution of how we think about agriculture, its use of the land and impact on landscape, and how landscape has been portrayed historically in art. They also offer a wider discussion on the role that science and economics have played in agricultural development and the parallels to changes in art form.

The Modern Urban Landscape Routledge Revivals

Such discontinuities play havoc with attempts at urban landscape criticism. ... social and economic gulf from affluence to poverty, from hope to despair, from a place where environmental control is taught to a place that is controlled.


Author: Edward Relph

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317212225

Category: Science

Page: 288

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First published in 1987, this book provides a wide-ranging account of how modern cities have come to look as they do — differing radically from their predecessors in their scale, style, details and meanings. It uses many illustrations and examples to explore the origins and development of specific landscape features. More generally it traces the interconnected changes which have occurred in architecture and aesthetic fashions, in planning, in economic and social conditions, and which together have created the landscape that now prevails in most of the cities of the world. This book will be of interest to students of architecture, urban studies and geography.

Landscape of Hope and Despair

"This work is based on oral histories conducted with Ed Menefee, Gregg Menefee and Sandra Menefee Taylor of Bath township, Freeborn County, Minnesota."--Colophon.


Author: Jo Blatti


ISBN: OCLC:20552412

Category: Agriculture

Page: 4

View: 768

Acting and Being

Psychic landscape: liminal Universal theme: destiny Archetype: angel, damned, deliverer, devil, demon, doomsayer, god, goddess, healer, hero/heroine, saint, saved, savior, sinner Orientation Exploration Focus: hope and despair Psychic ...


Author: Elizabeth Hess

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349951062

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 239

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In this book, educator-actor-playwright-director Elizabeth Hess offers systematic and original explorations in performance technique. This hybrid approach is a fusion of physical theater modalities culled from Western practices (Psycho-physical actions, Viewpoints) Eastern practices (Butoh, Kundalini yoga) and related performance disciplines (Mask, Puppetry). Behavioral, physiological and psychological ‘states of being’ are engaged to unlock impulses, access experience and enlarge the imagination. Through individual, partnered and collective explorations, actors uncover a character’s essence and level of consciousness, their energy center and body language, and their archetype and relationship to universal themes. Magic (to pretend, as if), Metaphor (to compare, as like) and Myth (to pattern after, as in) provide the foundation for generating transformative, empathetic and expansive artistic expression. Explorations can be adapted to character work, scene study and production, including original/devised work and established text, to illuminate singular and surprising work through collaborative creativity that is inventive, inclusive and alive.

New Irish Storytellers

According to Luke Gibbons, 'landscape has tended to play a leading role in Irish cinema, often upstaging both the main characters ... Accelerator and Disco Pigs both hinge on the dual approach of hope and despair in their conclusions.


Author: Dióg O'Connell

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841503127

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

View: 547

"New Irish Storytellers examines storytelling techniques and narrative strategies in contemporary Irish film and illuminates the craft, skill and creative decisions of Irish film-makers since the 1990s. Revealing defining patterns, styles and tendencies within recent Irish cinema, this book explores connections between Irish cinematic storytellers and their British and American colleagues. The period under scrutiny stretches back to 1993, the year the Irish Film Board was re-activated, facilitating a phase of prolonged film production after a hiatus of seven years. Reflecting on this key and distinctive era in Irish cinema, this book explores how film gave expression to tensions and fissures in the new Ireland." --Book Jacket.

The Canada Crisis

changes, the most prominent Canadians on the world stage today are perceived as icon and foil (take your pick) of the same national cultural impulses of hope and despair. These currents run deep in our beautiful landscape.


Author: Douglas John Hall

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532674525

Category: Religion

Page: 124

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""In this book Douglas Hall presents the outline of a Canadian theology. . . . People hope that things will get better and better. . . . Douglas Hall contrasts this cultural optimism with Christian hope. . . . He argues that the divine promises do not assure us of progress in history; what they offer us instead is a qualitative transformation of society . . . hope for Canada."" --Gregory Baum Douglas John Hall is Emeritus Professor of Christian Theology at McGill University. He has also been a guest professor at the University of Siegen, Germany, and Kyoto's Doshisha University in Japan. He is the author of twenty-four books and numerous articles on the subject of Christian theology. He was made a member of the Order of Canada in 2003 for his work as Protestant Theologian. He holds ten honorary doctorates and is the recipient of the Joseph Sittler medal for theological leadership. Douglas is also the father of four adult children and care-giver of his wife, a victim of Parkinson's.

American Transcendental Quarterly

A dank tarn is a feature of the landscape in poems and tales of despair . In ' Dreamland , a dramatic account of the journey of the imagination into an area of death unlighted by hope , the lakes are " sad and chilly " and Ghouls dwell ...




ISBN: UOM:39076000033741

Category: Transcendentalism (New England)


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History and Future

Anthony Reading, Hope and Despair: How Perceptions of the Future Shape Human Behavior (Baltimore: The Johns ... John Lewis Gaddis, The Landscape of History: How Historians Map the Past (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002), 43. 21.


Author: David J. Staley

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739117545

Category: History

Page: 175

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The book reexamines this long held belief, and argues that the historical method is an excellent way to think about and represent the future. At the same time, the book asserts that futurists should not view the future as a scientist might—aiming for predictions and certainties—but rather should view the future in the same way that an historian views the past.

Lens Laboratory Landscape

Benjamin saw in the city “the beautiful and the bestial,” “exhilaration and hope, . . .revulsion and despair” (Gilloch, Myth and Metropolis 1). While Benjamin was never satisfied with the city as the site of a lasting, contented future, ...


Author: Claudia Schaefer

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438452746

Category: History

Page: 254

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An interdisciplinary study of the rise of empirical observation in the Spanish arts and sciences as the principle vehicle for acquiring knowledge about the natural world. Lens, Laboratory, Landscape focuses on competing views about the power of vision in Spain between the 1830s and the 1950s. The photographic lens, laboratory microscope, “retinal vision” of philosopher José Ortega y Gasset, and the topographical studies of Manuel de Terán are woven together in and around a European cultural milieu that gave observation primacy. For once, Spain—now bereft of its empire—was not on the outside of such debates. Whether in the laboratory, family home, darkroom, art gallery, or on the road, in Cuba or Zaragoza, Madrid or Massachusetts, Spanish artists and scientists were engaged with the social and economic power of observation at a time when the speed of modern life made observing a challenge. Claudia Schaefer brings the technologies of the eye—photograph, microscope, lens, tools for land surveying—to light as markers on the nation’s touted path to modernity.

The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture

The second room captures the essence of the great depression in sculptor George Segal's The Fireside Chat, The Rural Couple, and The Breadline, depicting the themes of hope, despair and hunger. Room two also features a 30-foot long ...


Author: Walter Rogers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470902426

Category: Architecture

Page: 560

View: 707

The all-inclusive reference to starting and operating a landscape architecture firm The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture, Second Edition is completely revised to keep up with the latest developments driving the day-to-day operation of a successful private-practice landscape architecture office. Whether helping a landscape architecture student identify a career track, providing direction on starting a new office, guiding an owner seeking to jumpstart a stagnant or fledgling business, or assisting a landscape architect-in-training study for the national Landscape Architecture Registration Exam (LARE), this single-source blueprint is the key to prospering in this dynamic field. This new edition features: Indispensible information for practicing landscape architects, including professional ethics, finances, office administration, marketing and promotion, and project management An updated look at government regulatory laws, federal tax administration, sustainable design, and LEED certification Strategies for using the Internet, computer software, and technology to market and manage a firm Examples of professional contract templates Case study profiles of landscape architecture firms Requirements for professional registration and criteria for taking the national exam This comprehensive and practical reference combines real-world experience with the highest professional standards to instruct the reader on business concepts. Expertly organized and easy to follow, The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture, Second Edition continues to be the one source that landscape architects need to direct all facets of their practice.

Landscapes of Culture and Nature

I begin in hope, and end in hope. In the middle, I consider the way we look at the future as a time-scape that stretches before us, at how we regard the future in some ways like a landscape with various aesthetic possibilities as either ...


Author: R. Giblett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230250963

Category: Photography

Page: 205

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A bold and exciting exploration of the relationship and interactions between humans, the human landscape and the earth, looking at a diverse range of case studies from the nineteenth-century city to the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina.