Dispossession and forced migration in the Middle East: community cohesion in an impermanent landscape
Researcher(s): Dawn Chatty
Dates: September 2005–September 2007
Donors: The Leverhulme Trust and the British Academy
The Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship is awarded to enable researchers to devote themselves to a project of outstanding originality and significance. This study examined, from an anthropological perspective, the way in which dispossession has come to be a defining feature of life in the Middle East in the 21st century.
A focus on individual narratives of migration, integration and compromise develops understanding of the coping strategies and mechanisms adopted by these societies and helps explain the relationship between politics, forced migration and identity formation in the region.
Chatty, D. (2011) 'Social Cohesion in an Impermanent Landscape: Dispossession and Forced Migration in the Arab Middle East' in Panikos Panayi and Pippa Virdee (eds) 'Refugees and the End of Empire: Imperial Collapse and Forced Migration during the Twentieth Century', London: Palgrave. Buy the book from Palgrave Macmillan
Chatty, D. (2010) 'Displacement and Dispossession in the Modern Middle East', Cambridge University Press. Buy the book from Cambridge University Press