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dc.contributor.advisor Rieker, Martina Abdelrahman, Banan M. 2017-09-13T08:27:46Z Fall 2017 en_US 2017-09-13
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the fluidity and complexity of the everyday lives of Syrians in Egypt. While it is not meant to be comprehensive, and speaks to the very particular social in which the research was conducted, this project seeks to disrupt the processes with which categorizations and solid understandings of migration and refugeeness emerge. It argues that neat understandings of the everyday is not possible, but rather, a closer reading uncovers the undoing and reassembling of the intricate relations at play- processes that speak to the very core understandings of power, governance, and sovereignty. By methodologically employing the idea of the mess, the fragmented way in which the self navigates a contradictory everyday life becomes visible: a process that is rife with myriad encounters with various forms of powers. The thesis grapples with everyday mundane events, and not so mundane events, to trace the paths which the self configures, be it through the moment of arrival, bureaucratic navigation, modes of survival, community imagination, or the potentialities of reconfiguration. This thesis attempts to push away from the rhetoric of brush-stroking experiences assumed to be interchangeable, like “Syrian” and “refugee”, and concludes instead with a note on embracing the world that is in flux. en_US
dc.format.extent 136 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject refugee en_US
dc.subject Syrian en_US
dc.subject migration en_US
dc.subject everyday en_US
dc.subject tactics en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.title Who am I without exile? Syrian everyday life in Cairo en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline Gender and Women's Studies in the Middle East/North Africa en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Cynthia Nelson Center for Gender and Women's Studies en_US
dc.embargo.lift 2019-09-13T08:27:46Z
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval has been obtained for this item. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Sabea, Hanan
dc.contributor.committeeMember Heck, Gerda

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