Volunteering in or Researching Palestine
Here are some recommended readings about conducting research and volunteering in Palestine:
Ilana Feldman (2007) “The Quaker Way.” American Ethnologist, Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 689–705
- Ilana Feldman explores the ethical dilemmas the Quaker’s faced when providing humanitarian assistance, without a political resolution, to refugees in Gaza from 1948-1950. Their work led had an enormous influence on the establishment of UNRWA.
Ted Swedenburg (1989) “Occupation Hazards: Palestine Ethnography.“ Cultural Anthropology 4, no. 3
- Ted Swedenburg explores his own role as a researcher during the First Intifada, and questions about his own “objectivity” and “neutrality” as a researcher during the conflict.