Restrictions of Movement in Palestine. Intersectional Impacts and Strategies of Resistance.
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
In this study I use semi-structured interviews and participant observation, in an intersectional and post-colonial theoretical framework, to look at one specific aspect of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory: the restrictions of movement that are a result of the occupation, and how these influence different groups of the population in different ways, more specifically by analysing intersections of gender and age. I consider not only restrictions caused by physical barriers, but also barriers caused by fear of violence or detainments and arrests. In the second part of the study I analyse strategies of resistance against the issues caused by the restrictions of movement and their gendered aspects. I show how the effects of the Wall, barriers and restrictions of movement are gendered and age-related, identifying multiple vulnerable locations at different intersections of gender and age. I also demonstrate how both individual strategies of resistance and the possibilities to participate in organised forms of resistance are gendered.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 46 p.
Intersectionality, Gender, Age, Palestine, Resistance, Movement, Wall
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-118789ISRN: LIU-TEMA G/GSIC1-A—15/004—SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-118789DiVA: diva2:817043
Subject / course
Gender Studies - Intersectionality and Change, One Year
2015-06-01, 15:30 (English)
Laskar, Pia, Senior Lecturer, Director of Studies
Grahn, Wera, Universitetslektor