Dr. Peteet's research
This ethnographic project was launched with my first serendipitous sight of the wall. In early spring 2004, I accepted an invitation to attend a conference in Ramallah. This book explores the third, or late, stage of Isralei colonization of Palestine. Cemented by the Oslo Agreement, and its spatio-temporal and demographic elaboration, and spurred forward more aggressively in the wake of the 2000 second, or al-Aqsa, intifada, the dramatic construction of Palestinian mobility is the handmaiden of this most recent colonial chapter. Contemporary accounts of violence and warfare often focus on the displaced (refugees and internally displaced persons), those traumatized by violence, victims and survivors of massacres and genocides, and mass sexual violence while seldom are those locked in, besieged, and quarantined subjects of research. Contemporary accounts of mobility focus on speed and scope, rarely those out of the orbit of high speed modernity. This ethnography weaves together settler-colonialism, mobility and circulation, new technologies of bio-metrics that now, along with direct violence and domination, have a capacity to render subjects legible, manageable and thus more thoroughly controlled.
- Landscape of Hope and Despair: Palestinian Refugee Camps. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005.
- Gender in Crisis: Women and the Palestinian Resistance Movement. New York: Columbia University Press, 1991.
- "Beyond Compare". Middle East Report 253(Winter), 2009.
- "Cosmopolitanism and the Subversive Space of Protests". Jerusalem Quarterly 37(Spring), 2009.
- "Unsettling the Categories of Displacement". Middle East Report 244(Fall): 2-9, 2007.
- "Problematizing a Palestinians Diaspora". International Journal of Middle East Studies 39: 627-646, 2007.
- "Words as Intervention: Naming in the Palestine-Israel Conflict". Third World Quarterly (Special Issue on Naming) 26(1), 2005.
- "Post-Partition Palestinian Identities". Social Analysis 42(1):62-86, 1998.
- "Icons and Militants: Mothering in the Danger Zones". Signs: Journal of Women and Culture 23(1):103-129, 1997.
- "From Refugees to Minorities: Palestinians in Post-war Lebanon". Middle East Report 26(3):27-30, 1996.
- "The Writing on the Walls: The Graffiti of the Intifada". Cultural Anthropology 11(2): 139-159, 1996.
- "Identity and Community in Exile" Critique. Journal of Middle East Studies (Spring)8:1-15, 1996.
- "They Took Our Blood and Milk: Palestinian Women and War". Cultural Survival 19(1):50-53, 1995.
- "Male Gender and Rituals of Resistance in the Occupied Territories: A Cultural Politics of Violence". American Ethnologist 21(1):31-49, 1994.
- "La Justice au Quotidien dans les Camps au Liban". Revue d'etudes Palestiniennes 24(ete), 1987.
- "Socio-Political Integration and Conflict Resolution in a Palestinian Refugee Camp" Journal of Palestine Studies XVI(2), 1987.
- "No Going Back? Women and the Palestinian Movement". MERIP 138(Jan./Feb.), 1986
- "The War on Terror, Dismemberment, and the Construction of Place: An Ethnographic Perspective from Palestine". in A. Robbins (ed), Iraq at a Distance. What Anthropologists Have to Say about the War in Iraq. University of Pennsylvania Press. 2010, pp. 80-105.
- "Cartographic violence, displacement and refugee camps. Palestine and Iraq". in Knudsen & Sari Hanifi (eds.) Palestinian Refugees in the Levant: Identity, Space and Place. Routledge, 2010. pp. 13-28.
- "Nationalism and Sexuality". in Muge Gocek (ed.) Social Constructions of Nationalism in the Middle East. New York: Syracuse University Press (2002).
- "AFSC Refugee Archives on Palestine, 1948-50". in S. Tamari & E. Zureik, (eds.) Reinterpreting the Historical Record. The Use of Palestinian Refugee Archives for Social Science Research and Policy Analysis. Jerusalem: Institute of Jerusalem Studies, 2001. pp. 109-128.
- "No Going Back, Revisited" in S. Slyomovics & S. Joseph (eds.) Gender & Transformation in the Middle East. Berkeley: University of California Press 2001.
- "Refugees, Resistance, and Identities" in Globalization and Social Movements. Culture, Power and the Transnational Public Sphere. M. Zald, M. Kennedy, & J. Guidry, (eds.) Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press (2000). pp. 183-209.
- "Gender and Sexuality: Belonging to the National and Moral Order". in Hermeneutics and Honor: Negotiating Female "Public" Space in Islamic/ate Societies. A. Afsaruddin (ed.) Cambridge: Harvard University Press (1999).
- "Transforming Trust: Dispossession and Empowerment among Palestinian Refugees" in Trust and the Refugee Experience. E. Valentine Daniel & J. Knudsen (eds.) Berkeley: University of California Press (1995).
- "Authenticity and Gender: The Presentation of Culture". in Arab Women: Old Boundaries and New Frontiers. J. Tucker (ed.) Bloomington, IN: University of Indiana Press (1993).
- "Women and National Politics in the Middle East". in Class, Power and Stability in the Middle East. B. Berberoglu (ed.) London: Zed Books (1989)
- "Between Two Fires: Palestinian Women in Lebanon" (with R. Sayigh). in Caught up in Conflict: Women's Responses to Political Strife. R. Ridd & H. Callaway (eds.) London: Macmillan Education (1986). Published in U.S.: Women and Political Conflict: Portraits of Struggle in Times of Crisis. New York: New York University Press (1987).
- "Pensee 1: Imagining the New Middle East" International Journal of Middle East Studies 40: 550-552 (2008)
- "Stealing Time" MERIP 248(Fall) 2008
- "Safe Havens and Gender" Encyclopedia of Women in Islam Vol. IV. Leiden: Brill. 2006.
- "Refugees Regimes and Gender" Encyclopedia of Women in Islam Vol. IV. Leiden: Brill 2006.