Networked Refugees: Palestinian Reciprocity and Remittances in the Digital Age

Networked Refugees: Palestinian Reciprocity and Remittances in the Digital Age

by Nadya Hajj
Networked Refugees: Palestinian Reciprocity and Remittances in the Digital Age

Networked Refugees: Palestinian Reciprocity and Remittances in the Digital Age

by Nadya Hajj

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Almost 68.5 million refugees in the world today live in a protection gap, the chasm between protections stipulated in the Geneva Convention and the abrogation of those responsibilities by states and aid agencies. With dwindling humanitarian aid, how do refugee communities solve collective dilemmas, like raising funds for funeral services, or securing other critical goods and services? 

In Networked Refugees, Nadya Hajj finds that Palestinian refugees utilize Information Communication Technology platforms to motivate reciprocity—a cooperative action marked by the mutual exchange of favors and services—and informally seek aid and connection with their transnational diaspora community.  Using surveys conducted with Palestinians throughout the diaspora, interviews with those inside the Nahr al Bared Refugee camp in Lebanon, and data pulled from online community spaces, these findings push back against the cynical idea that online organizing is fruitless, emphasizing instead the productivity of these digital networks.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520383241
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 10/19/2021
Series: Critical Refugee Studies , #2
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Nadya Hajj is an Associate Professor of Peace and Justice Studies at Wellesley College.

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