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Buy and Download Description This chapter moves down in scale to the "terrain" within refugee homes. It focuses on changes in the constitution of refugee households and the life experiences of exiles, many of which are amplified or accelerated by the process of rural transformation at the resettlement site. In so doing, this chapter is largely concerned with age and gender relationships. Refugee women and children are often over-looked, despite the fact that they constitute 80 percent of the world's uprooted people. Our understanding is weakest for those who reside outside official camps or settlements.1 Unassisted women and children, however, are the focus of the analysis to follow. Forty such individuals living in Wad el Hileau provide the primary data for this chapter. (The sub-sample was comprised of fifteen married women, five single women and five single men between eighteen and twenty-five years of age, and fifteen children between the ages of ten and seventeen.)2 These refugee women and children supplied important narrative statements as well as more discrete kinds of data related to sources of income, financial expenditures, time allocation and travel patterns.3 Their experiences, core relationships and narrative explanations are keys to a clearer understanding of the dynamics within refugee households. This chapter moves down in scale to the "terrain" within refugee homes. It focuses on changes in the constitution of refugee households and the life experiences of exiles, many of which are amplified or accelerated by the process of rural transfor
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