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Restrictions of Movement in Palestine. Intersectional Impacts and Strategies of Resistance.
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, The Department of Gender Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

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.
Keyword [en]
Intersectionality, Gender, Age, Palestine, Resistance, Movement, Wall
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-118789ISRN: LIU-TEMA G/GSIC1-A—15/004—SEOAI: diva2:817043
Subject / course
Gender Studies - Intersectionality and Change, One Year
2015-06-01, 15:30 (English)
Available from: 2015-06-08 Created: 2015-06-04 Last updated: 2015-06-08Bibliographically approved

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