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Title: Figurations of violence and belonging : sexuality, immigration and nationalism in Israel/Palestine and in cyberspace
Author: Kuntsman, Adi
Current Institution: Lancaster University
Date of Award: 2006
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Based on a ten-month ethnographic study that took place in an on-line collective space of Russian-speaking queer immigrants who live in Israel/Palestine, this thesis pursues the question: what are the relations between violence and belonging? Contrary to most research that addresses immigrants and queers solely as victims of violence (racial or homophobic), I argue that violence should be seen as a complex social and psychic phenomenon that is constitutive of spaces of belonging and not just a background against which belonging takes place. I further argue that violence of a particular type never stands alone and that it operates not only through particular figures but through multifaceted relations between them.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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