The Political and Social Identities of the Palestinian Christian Diaspora in Jordan

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Abstract

This article focuses on the Palestinian Christian community in contemporary Jordan, tracing the evolution of the community's social, religious, and political identities since 1948 to the present day. Incorporating material from interviews conducted within the past two years, the article assesses the impact of local and global developments on the micro-identities within the Palestinian-Jordanian community and the significance of religion in the context of sustaining the Palestinian heritage for future generations residing in the diaspora.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-455
Number of pages19
JournalMiddle East Journal
Volume62
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Keywords

  • identity
  • faith
  • christianity
  • Jordan
  • Palestine
  • diaspora
  • political identity
  • religious identity

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