DIASPORIC PALESTINIAN COMMUNITIES IN BRAZIL AND HIERARCHIES OF BELONGING: A PERSPECTIVE FROM RESETTLED PALESTINIAN IRAQ WAR REFUGEES
Bahia M. Munem
Sônia Cristina Hamid
Revista Territórios & Fronteiras
Year of Publication
Abstract: In this article, we examine the historical migration of Palestinians to Brazil, while also exploring the resettlement of a group of just over 100 Palestinian refugees in the country. We seek to focus on this group to attend to specificities in the migratory designations of immigrant and refugee and the complex ways these are activated, their gendered- class formation and distinctions, and important nuances in the overarching category “Arab” (or “turco” or “Sírio-Libanês”) in which differences are subsumed and particularities flattened.