List of Illustrations
Note on Transliteration
Chapter 1 * Punctuated Humanitarianism and Discordant Politics
the humanitarian situation
Chapter 2 * No Exit: Politics and Refugee Status
Chapter 3 * Oscillating Needs and the Aid Apparatus
Chapter 4 * Conflicted Positions: Compromised Action and
the humanitarian condition
Chapter 5 * The Politics of Living as a Refugee
Chapter 6 * Living and Dying at Humanitarianism's Limits
Chapter 7 * Non-humanitarian Futures?
Chapter 8 * Making Livable Lives in Worlds in Crisis
Ilana Feldman is Professor of Anthropology, History, and International Affairs at George Washington University. She is the author of Governing Gaza: Bureaucracy, Authority, and the Work of Rule, 1917-1967 and Police Encounters: Security and Surveillance in Gaza under Egyptian Rule.
"Feldman reminds us, in the context of the current migrant crisis, Palestinian refugees have much to teach us about a migrant politics of presence. This is an exceptional book. It represents an invaluable contribution to scholarship on Palestine, humanitarianism, displacement, and refugee politics from a leading ethnographer of Palestinian life." * Journal of Palestine Studies *