Education in Exile: Palestinians and Postwar Regeneration


ACLS Fellowship Program


Newnham College


In the aftermath of the 1948 war, and the dispossession of Palestinians into expanded Jordanian territory, a massive educational infrastructure was developed to accommodate the needs of students. Weaving everyday studies of children, teachers, guardians, and bureaucrats, this work is a study of pedagogy under peril. It examines how contradictions between political potential and class mobility produced practices of postwar economic and social regeneration. It mobilizes alternative archival methods to chart the rise of new Palestinian social worlds in exile.