CAUGHT BY CULTURE AND CONFLICT:  Illiteracy Among Palestinian Refugee Women is a study of the women's quest for education for themselves and their children in the face of political violence and stubborn cultural influences. 
   The women of the Palestinian refugee camps do not always succeed in their search for education.  Living under conditions of appalling overcrowding, poverty, oppression and the constant presence of violence, they continue to seek learning for themselves and their children. 
    Winner of the coveted 2007 Illinois Distinguished Qualitative Dissertation Award, this readable treatise documents the struggles of these women across generations, highlighting the advances they have made. 
   Some of the findings of the research behind this dissertation may also be found in an article "A Spiral of Illiteracy in Palestinian Refugee Camps" published by

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