Why is Muna crying? Event, relation, and immediacy as criteria for acknowledging suffering in Palestine – Københavns Universitet

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30. april 2014

Why is Muna crying? Event, relation, and immediacy as criteria for acknowledging suffering in Palestine

Based on extensive fieldwork in the occupied territories, the chapter 'Why is Muna crying? Event, relation, and immediacy as criteria for acknowledging suffering in Palestine' provides a situated analysis of what the editors of the volume term an “assemblage of victimhood”. In the occupied West Bank this assemblage comprises larger, political issues of suffering, globally conceived therapeutic interventions, donor programs, and the ways in which these converge with and diverge from Palestinian moral ways of living with and acknowledging suffering.

Lotte Buch Segal: "Why is Muna crying? Event, relation, and immediacy as criteria for acknowledging suffering in Palestine" in Histories of Victimhood (ed. Steffen Jensen & Henrik Ronsbo), University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014