No Place for Grief: Martyrs, Prisoners, and Mourning in Contemporary Palestine

TitleNo Place for Grief: Martyrs, Prisoners, and Mourning in Contemporary Palestine
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsSegal, Lotte B.
Number of Pages224
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania Press
CityPhiladelphia
Abstract

Westerners 'know' Palestine through images of war and people in immediate distress. Yet this focus has as its consequence that other, less spectacular stories of daily distress are rarely told. Those seldom noticed are the women behind the men who engage in armed resistance against the military occupation: wives of the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli detention and the widows of the martyrs. In Palestine, being related to a detainee serving a sentence for participation in the resistance activities against Israel is a source of pride. Consequently, the wives of detainees are expected to sustain these relationships through steadfast endurance, no matter the effects upon the marriage or family. Often people, media, and academic studies address the dramatic violence and direct affliction of the Palestinians. Lotte Buch Segal takes a different approach, and offers a glimpse of the lives, and the contradictory emotions, of the families of both detainees and martyrs through an in-depth ethnographic investigation.

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