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Children of the "Idea of Palestine": Negotiating Identity, Belonging and Home in the Palestinian Diaspora.

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Children of the "Idea of Palestine": Negotiating Identity, Belonging and Home in the Palestinian Diaspora. / Mason, Victoria.

In: Journal of Intercultural Studies, Vol. 28, No. 3, 01.08.2007, p. 271-285.

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