Kulthum Auda

The Forgotten Palestinian Ethnographer
  • Garay Menicucci


Exile and migration have often been the catalysts for nationalist political activism.1 Indeed, recent works on modern Palestinian history have noted the transnational character of the process of constructing Palestinian national identity consciousness.2 This process of Palestinian identity construction has been typically situated within the context of dichotomies involving self and other, kin and stranger, Palestinian and Israeli, locality and region, the Arab and the Euro-American. Diaspora Palestinians outside the Arab world or in Western Europe and the Americas have rarely been acknowledged to have contributed to the project of constructing the Palestinian collective memory. Attention to the role of women’s historical memory in nationalist discourse has only recently been given attention within academic disciplines such as anthropology and ethnography that seek to recover memory experiences.3


Communist Party Arabic Language Arab Woman Mixed Marriage Egyptian Woman 
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