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ERIC Number: ED509025
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar-20
Pages: 51
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 101
The Dynamics and Consequences of Occupational Deprivation on Displaced Individuals
Kharma, Maher M.
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Following wars and natural disasters, individuals and their families face displacement from their native land and relocate to a new location where they become refugees. As occupational beings, people find meaning in their environment and build their identity through engaging in meaningful occupations. The environment plays a role in shaping the behavior of individuals as it enables or constrains engagement in occupations. The displacement experience leads to depriving those individuals the ability to perform occupations that link them to the environment and allow them establish their identity. Using occupation-based, as well as non-occupation-based models, the author looks at the consequences that result from the occupational injustice that individuals experience following their displacement, and the various forms of adaptive behaviors they develop in order to restore their identity. In order to understand such dynamics, the displacement experience of three-populations is reviewed: African-Americans, Jews, and Palestinians. (Contains 1 diagram.)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel; Palestine; United States