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ERIC Number: ED533332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
An Identity Remaking Endeavor: A Story of a Displaced Palestinian Child
Kharma, Maher
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Following her displacement from her native land as a result of the Arab Israeli war in 1967, a Palestinian child relocated to a new home as a refugee. As people find meaning in their environments they chose to live in, and build their identity through engaging in meaningful occupations, such forced displacement left her with many challenges, and unanswered question that she had to deal with in an environment that she never belonged to in the past. The environmental outliers played a significant role that obstructed the child's ability to play various roles she has previously played, or to engage in culturally meaningful occupations that had provided nourishment to her identity. In this ethnographic study, the researcher launched an attempt to understand consequences of the displacement experience on the child's identity, means she adopted to cope with the challenges, as well as avenues she employed to reshape her dismantled identity.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan; Palestine