The Everyday as Survival among Ex-Gaza Refugees in Jordan
This article examines the role of repetition in the making of everyday life among ex-Gaza refugees in Jordan. It argues that the quotidian struggles of stateless ex-Gazans challenge theories of the everyday that align repetition with domination and creativity with resistance. I suggest that the ability to repeat ordinary activities in work and at home possesses its own form of agential effort: Survival. Concerned with the existential struggles of stateless refugees, I argue that the mundane repetitive practices of everyday life in a precarious situation can enable various opportunities for subjective stability and the promise of a better life in an unstable world.
Middle East Critique
Pérez, M. (2018). The Everyday as Survival among Ex-Gaza Refugees in Jordan. Middle East Critique, 27 (3), 275-288. https://doi.org/10.1080/19436149.2018.1471179