Based on case studies of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, this paper explores how social ties are impacted by displacement. How are social networks, such as families and friendships, affected during displacement? What is their role in harnessing basic livelihood necessities? While emphasizing the powerful role of the family in Middle Eastern societies, this paper challenges simplistic analyses of the family (and other networks) as a static entity and suggests a more nuanced analysis of social ties.
Author: Dr. Nada Ghandour-Demiri
Publication Date: 2020