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Min Al-Mukhayyam’ (‘From the Camp’)

Discourses of Difference and the Boundaries of Exile amongst Palestinian Refugees in Jordan

Michael Pérez

Asad was the director of the Markaz Itam Al-Islami (Islamic Orphan Centre) in the Wihdat camp. 1 The child of refugees displaced from Palestine in 1948, he was not a camp resident. He lived several kilometres away in the Hashmi Shamali, an area

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(De)coloniality of “Tethered Mobilities” in Freetown, Sierra Leone and Nyarugusu Refugee Camp, Tanzania

Clayton Boeyink and Simeon Koroma

Drawing from historical case studies from Sierra Leone and Tanzania, this article fundamentally asks, what constitutes decoloniality? Before answering, we analyze the enduring coloniality of national borders, internal boundaries and identities, and manipulation and coercive imposition of (im)mobility. These colonial logics create “tethered mobilities” moving internal and external migrants in and out of approved spaces to facilitate extraction and racialized categorizations. We explore the impact of these aspects of coloniality on rural-urban migration and law in Sierra Leone and forced migration and containment of citizens and refugees in Tanzania. Conversing with critical migration and abolition literatures, we argue that despite no explicit revolutionary intent, migrants create their own tethered mobilities through everyday life-making in prohibited spaces as “rehearsal” for decolonial futures and mobility justice.

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American Women in the Vittel Internment Camp

Religions, Morality, and Culture

Page Dougherty Delano

Thousand Women gave an accurate picture of the “quarrels . . . deceit and rumor” of Vittel, the internment camp that the film portrays. 1 The 1944 film is wartime propaganda-as-entertainment, so not surprisingly it is less than historically accurate or

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The Politics of Accusation amidst Conditions of Precarity in the Nakivale Resettlement Camp

Sophie Nakueira

Standing outside one of the aid offices at Base Camp, a woman dressed in clothing normally worn by Somali women was shouting at the aid workers. A small crowd had started to gather and I too, drawn by this uncommon drama, had decided get closer to

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The Role of Spatial Organization in Resurrection City and Other Protest Camps

Fabian Frenzel

movement organizations, drawing broadly on my empirical research on various protest camps and focusing in particular on an early protest camp in the United States, the 1968 Resurrection City camp. Reflection on this camp in particular will provide an

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A Camp for Foreigners and “Aliens”

The Harkis' Exile at the Rivesaltes Camp (1962–1964)

Jeannette E. Miller

The French government placed 20,000 of the approximately 100,000 harkis repatriated to France following the Algerian War in the Rivesaltes camp. Located in rural French Catalonia, it had previously lodged foreigners and French citizens whom the government removed from society. The decision to house the harkis in this camp, made during summer 1962 as the French government extricated itself from its 132-year empire in Algeria, symbolized that they were aliens: Berber and Arab repatriates, nearly all of whom obtained French nationality shortly after they arrived in France, were targeted by government housing policies that distanced them from public view. The camp's architecture, living conditions, isolation from French citizens, military oversight, and “reeducation” classes, beyond functioning as powerful symbols, reinforced—and contributed to—the government's treatment of the harkis as aliens. Over the twenty-seven months it remained open, Rivesaltes fostered an exilic existence for these harkis and socially excluded them from French society.

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German Displaced Persons Camps (1945-1948)

Orthodox Jewish Responses to the Holocaust

Gershon Greenberg

Orthodox Jews in postwar German Displaced Persons camps experienced the Holocaust's rupture of God's covenantal relationship with history and the eclipse of sacred reality. They sought to recapture that reality, even though the continuity of tradition that held it had been shattered. This was done by voluntarily reviving tradition, as if by doing so the sacred could be invoked. Following momentary suspension, they sought to restore ethnic-generational purity and traditional ritual. They invested holiday celebration with Holocaust meaning. On the level of thought they expanded Israel's metahistory to include the unprecedented tragedy and intensified their own contributions of Torah and Teshuvah to the higher drama, and recommitted their trust that divine light was implicit to reality's darkness.

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The Ongoing Struggle of the Israeli Peace Camp

Paul Kessler

In the Middle East conflict, which continues to cause so much anxiety virtually all over the world, especially since the outbreak of the Second Intifada, there is one factor, largely ignored by the media and unknown to the public, whose existence and numerous activities deserve attention: the Israeli Peace Camp. Although they form a minority in Israeli society, these peace activists are noteworthy for their strong conviction, dynamism and courage. They comprise several movements of which we shall mention some of the most important.

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Ethnic Summer Camps for Children and Youth in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District--Iugra

Ina Schröder

This article shows how native people in remote Siberian settlements address social distress in their communities by transmitting local knowledge through organizing leisure activities for children and youth. The author examines the rationale, discourses, and practices of indigenous activists to establish vacation camps and unpacks young people's narratives of how they relate to this particular leisure activity. The camps are creative sites of cultural production and social hubs for participants. While young people are open to influences of popular cultures available in urban centers and villages, they contrast the social solidarity of the vacation forest camps with the individualization and social distress in villages and towns.

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Re-Visiting the Site of the Former Soviet Prison Camp in Tambov

Florence Fröhlig

This article examines visits by French people to the former Soviet prison camp in Tambov, Russia, where Alsatians-Mosellans men were imprisoned during World War II. Because the memory of these prisoners of war, conscripted by force into the German army during the war is disappearing together with the witnesses, some survivors organized in the 1990s journeys to the Tambov former prison camp, called “pilgrimages.“ There are currently two kinds of pilgrimages: pilgrimages for survivors of the camp and their close relatives and pilgrimages for grandchildren of former Tambov inmates. This article suggests that the pilgrims, confronting their past, are engaged with a process of identity making, and that pilgrimage provides pilgrims with the opportunity to confront their grief for the dead or their sense of injustice and to let go of the past. The article concludes that with the pilgrimage the value of Tambov as a place of death is re-evaluated.