Restrictions of Movement in Palestine. Intersectional Impacts and Strategies of Resistance.

by Emma Eriksson Maggi

Institution: Linköping University
Year: 2015
Keywords: Intersectionality; Gender; Age; Palestine; Resistance; Movement; Wall; Social Sciences; Sociology; Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology); Samhällsvetenskap; Sociologi; Sociologi (exklusive socialt arbete, socialpsykologi och socialantropologi); Gender Studies - Intersectionality and Change, One Year; Gender Studies - Intersectionality and Change, One Year
Record ID: 1350610
Full text PDF: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-118789


In this study I use semi-structured interviews and participant observation, in an intersectional and post-colonial theoretical framework, to look at one specific aspect of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory: the restrictions of movement that are a result of the occupation, and how these influence different groups of the population in different ways, more specifically by analysing intersections of gender and age.  I consider not only restrictions caused by physical barriers, but also barriers caused by fear of violence or detainments and arrests. In the second part of the study I analyse strategies of resistance against the issues caused by the restrictions of movement and their gendered aspects. I show how the effects of the Wall, barriers and restrictions of movement are gendered and age-related, identifying multiple vulnerable locations at different intersections of gender and age. I also demonstrate how both individual strategies of resistance and the possibilities to participate in organised forms of resistance are gendered.