The Sociology of the Palestinians

Author: Khalil Nakhleh,Elia Zureik

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780856646478

Category: Palestinian Arabs

Page: 238

View: 9698

The Sociology of Terrorism

People, Places and Processes

Author: Stephen Vertigans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135145784

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 2031

This is the first terrorism textbook based on sociological research. It adopts an innovative framework that draws together historical and modern, local and global, and social processes for a range of individuals, groups and societies. Individual behaviour and dispositions are embedded within these broader relationships and activities, allowing a more holistic account of terrorism to emerge. In addition, the shifting forms of identification and interwoven attitudes to political violence are discussed in order to explain the emergence, continuation, and end of ‘terrorist’ careers. The book draws on examples from across the discursive spectrum, including religious, ‘red’ and ‘black’ racialist, nationalist, and trans-national. It also spans territories as diverse as Chechnya, Germany, Italy, Japan, Northern Ireland, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, South America, the UK, and the US.

The Palestinian People

A History

Author: Baruch Kimmerling

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674039599

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 2364

In a timely reminder of how the past informs the present, Baruch Kimmerling and Joel Migdal offer an authoritative account of the history of the Palestinian people from their modern origins to the Oslo peace process and beyond. Palestinians struggled to create themselves as a people from the first revolt of the Arabs in Palestine in 1834 through the British Mandate to the impact of Zionism and the founding of Israel. Their relationship with the Jewish people and the State of Israel has been fundamental in shaping that identity, and today Palestinians find themselves again at a critical juncture. In the 1990s cornerstones for peace were laid for eventual Palestinian-Israeli coexistence, including mutual acceptance, the renunciation of violence as a permanent strategy, and the establishment for the first time of Palestinian self-government. But the dawn of the twenty-first century saw a reversion to unmitigated hatred and mutual demonization. By mid-2002 the brutal violence of the Intifada had crippled Palestine's fledgling political institutions and threatened the fragile social cohesion painstakingly constructed after 1967. Kimmerling and Migdal unravel what went right--and what went wrong--in the Oslo peace process, and what lessons we can draw about the forces that help to shape a people. The authors present a balanced, insightful, and sobering look at the realities of creating peace in the Middle East.

Violence, Nonviolence, and the Palestinian National Movement

Author: Wendy Pearlman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139503057

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Why do some national movements use violent protest and others nonviolent protest? Wendy Pearlman shows that much of the answer lies inside movements themselves. Nonviolent protest requires coordination and restraint, which only a cohesive movement can provide. When, by contrast, a movement is fragmented, factional competition generates new incentives for violence and authority structures are too weak to constrain escalation. Pearlman reveals these patterns across one hundred years in the Palestinian national movement, with comparisons to South Africa and Northern Ireland. To those who ask why there is no Palestinian Gandhi, Pearlman demonstrates that nonviolence is not simply a matter of leadership. Nor is violence attributable only to religion, emotions or stark instrumentality. Instead, a movement's organizational structure mediates the strategies that it employs. By taking readers on a journey from civil disobedience to suicide bombings, this book offers fresh insight into the dynamics of conflict and mobilization.

Clash of Identities

Explorations in Israeli and Palestinian Societies

Author: Baruch Kimmerling

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023114329X

Category: Social Science

Page: 431

View: 9660

"Taking a fresh look at the past hundred years of shared Palestinian and Jewish-Israeli history, Baruch Kimmerling reveals surprising relations of influence between a stateless indigenous society and the settler-immigrants who would later form the state of Israel. Shattering our assumptions about these two seemingly irreconcilable cultures, Kimmerling composes a sophisticated portrait of one side{u2019}s behavior and characteristics and the way in which they irrevocably shaped those of the other." "By merging Israeli and Jewish studies with a wealth of scholarship on Palestinians and the Middle East, Kimmerling introduces a unique conceptual framework for analyzing the cultural, political, and material overlap of both societies. A must-read for those concerned with Israel and the relations between Jews and Arabs, Clash of Identities is an exploration of the ever-evolving, always-contending identities available to Israelis and Palestinians and the fascinating contexts in which they take form."--BOOK JACKET.

New Perspectives on Israeli History

The Early Years of the State

Author: Laurence J. Silberstein

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814771084

Category: Religion

Page: 294

View: 2127

In this volume a distinguished group of international scholars draws from history, folklore, political anthropology, historiography, and cultural criticism to reexamine critical issues surrounding the birth of Israel. The authors explore such issues as the transition form yishuv to state, early state policy toward the Arab minority, the origins of the Palestinian refugee problem, the conflict over myths and symbols in the early state, early attitude toward Holocaust victims and survivors, Arab historiography of the 1948 war, Israel-Diaspora relations, and the shaping of Israeli foreign policy. The contributors to the book include: Myron J. Aronoff (Rutgers University), Uri Bialer (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Neil Caplan (Vanier College, Montreal), Benny Morris(Hebrew Univeristy of Jerusalem), Don Peretz (State University of New York, Binghamton), Dina Porat (Tel Aviv University), Jehuda Reinharz (Brandeis University), Elie Rekhess (Tel Aviv University), Avraham Sela(Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Anton Shammas(University of Michigan), Laurence J. Silberstein (Lehigh University), Kennethy STein (Emory University), Yael Zerubavel(University of Pennsylvania), and Ronald W. Zweig (Tel Aviv University).


Ariel Sharon's War Against the Palestinians

Author: Baruch Kimmerling

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859845172

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

View: 5246

A compelling history of Sharon's rise to power, and a forensic account of his crimes against the Palestinians.

Citizenship and the State in the Middle East

Approaches and Applications

Author: Nils August Butenschøn,Uri Davis,Manuel Sarkis Hassassian

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815628293

Category: Political Science

Page: 449

View: 2190

This study forms part of a systematic critical attempt to interpret the complex nature of Middle East politics from a citizenship perspective.

Palestine Online

Transnationalism, the Internet and the Construction of Identity

Author: Miriyam Aouragh

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1780762410

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 7571

By exploring the tensions between mobility and immobility, Palestine Online develops an analysis of the re-construction of a specifically online shared identity, an imagined national community on a global, technological scale. However, it is this construction of a space in which to debate and formulate ideas about a shared virtual identity, which often serves as a reminder of the absence of a shared territorial place. Here, Aouragh provides a new angle on those affected by the Israeli-Palestine conflict, and furthers understanding about the connection between electronic media, politics and national identity more widely. --Book Jacket.

Cultural Diversity and the Empowerment of Minorities

Author: Majid Al Haj,Rosemarie Mielke

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845451950

Category: Education

Page: 291

View: 1808

Conflicts between different racial, ethnic, national and other social groups are becoming more and more salient. One of the main sources of these internal conflicts is social and economic inequality, in particular the increasing disparities between majority and minority groups. Even societies that had been successful in dealing with external conflicts and making the transition from war to peace have realized that this does not automatically resolve internal conflicts. On the contrary, the resolution of external conflicts may even sharpen the internal ones. This volume, a joint publication of the University of Haifa and the International Center for Graduate Studies (ICGS) at the University of Hamburg, addresses questions of how to deal with internal issues of social inequality and cultural diversity and, at the same time, how to build a shared civility among their different national, ethnic, religious and social groups.

The Plight of the Palestinians

A Long History of Destruction

Author: W. Cook

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230107923

Category: Political Science

Page: 275

View: 8663

A collection of voices from around the world that establishes in both theoretical and graphic terms the slow, methodical genocide taking place in Palestine beginning in the 1940s. Voices decrying in startling, vivid, and forceful language the calculated atrocities taking place.

Mo(ve)ments of Resistance

Politics, Economy and Society in Israel/Palestine, 1931-2013

Author: Lev Luis Grinberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781618113788

Category: History

Page: 346

View: 3111

In Mo(ve)ments of Resistance, Grinberg summarizes both his own work and that of other political economists, providing a coherent historical narrative covering the time from the beginning of Socialist Zionism (1904) to the Oslo Accords and the neoliberalization of the economy (1994–1996). The theoretical approach of the book combines eventful sociology, path dependency, and institutional political economy. Grinberg argues that historical political events have been shaped not only by political and economic forces but also by resistance struggles of marginal and weaker social groups: organized workers, Palestinians, and Mizrachi Jews. Major turning points in history, like the Separation War in 1948, the military occupation in 1967, and the Oslo peace process in 1993, are explained in the context of previous social and economic resistance struggles that affected the political outcomes.

Being Israeli

The Dynamics of Multiple Citizenship

Author: Gershon Shafir,Yoav Peled

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521796729

Category: History

Page: 397

View: 1630

The authors speculate on the relationship between identity and citizenship in Israel.

The Changing Agenda of Israeli Sociology

Theory, Ideology, and Identity

Author: Uri Ram

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791423011

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 6102

Offers the first systematic and comprehensive overview of sociological thought in Israel, and pleads for a new agenda that would shift the focus from nation building to democratic and egalitarian citizenship formation.

Zionism and the Quest for Justice in the Holy Land

Author: Donald E. Wagner,Walter T. Davis

Publisher: The Lutterworth Press

ISBN: 0718842774

Category: Religion

Page: 284

View: 3206

A critical examination of political Zionism, a topic o en considered taboo in the West, is long overdue. Moreover, the discussion of Christian Zionism is usually confined to Evangelical and fundamentalist settings. The present volume will break the silence currently reigning in many religious, political, and academic circles and, in so doing, will provoke and inspire a new, challenging conversation on theological and ethical issues arising from various aspects of Zionism—a conversation that is vital to the quest for a just peace in Israel and Palestine. The eleven authors offer a rich diversity of religious faith, academic research, and practical experience, as they represent all three Abrahamic faiths and five different Christian traditions. Among the many themes that run through 'Zionism and the Quest for Justice in the Holy Land' is the contrast between exclusivist narratives, both biblical and political, and the more inclusive narratives of the prophetic Scriptures, which provide the theological foundation and the moral imperative for human liberation. Readers will be drawn into a compelling, readable, and stimulating series of essays that tackle many of the complex issues that still confound clergy, politicians, diplomats, and academic experts.

Arab Minority Nationalism in Israel

The Politics of Indigeneity

Author: Amal Jamal

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 113682412X

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 6621

National minorities and their behaviour have become a central topic in comparative politics in the last few decades. Using the relationship between the state of Israel and the Arab national minority as a case study, this book provides a thorough examination of minority nationalism and state-minority relations in Israel. Placing the case of the Arab national minority in Israel within a comparative framework, the author analyses major debates taking place in the field of collective action, social movements, civil society and indigenous rights. He demonstrates the impact of the state regime on the political behaviours of the minorities, and sheds light on the similarities and differences between various types of minority nationalisms and the nature of the relationship such minorities could have with their states. Drawing empirical and theoretical conclusions that contribute to studies of Israeli politics, political minorities, indigenous populations and conflict issues, this book will be a valuable reference for students and those in policy working on issues around Israeli politics, Palestinian politics and the broader Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

The False Prophets of Peace

Liberal Zionism and the Struggle for Palestine

Author: Tikva Honig-Parnass

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608462145

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

View: 5316

This book refutes the long held view of the Israeli left as adhering to a humanistic, democratic and even socialist tradition, attributed to the historic Zionist Labor movement. Through a critical analysis of the prevailing discourse of Zionist intellectuals and activists on the Jewish-democratic state, it uncovers the Zionist left’s central role in laying the foundation of the colonial settler state of Israel, in articulating its hegemonic ideology and in legitimizing, whether explicitly or implicitly, the apartheid treatment of Palestinians both inside Israel and in the 1967 occupied territories. Their determined support of a Jewish-only state underlies the failure of the “peace process,” initiated by the Zionist Left, to reach a just peace based on recognition of the national rights of the entire Palestinian people.

Social Science, An Introduction to the Study of Society

Sociology, Sociology

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1490273530

Category: Education

Page: 246

View: 8015

Facts101 is your complete guide to Social Science, An Introduction to the Study of Society. In this book, you will learn topics such as Origins of Western Society, Society, Culture, and Cultural Change, Geography, Demography, Ecology, and Society, and Technology and Society/Psychology, Society, and Culture plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Palestinian Refugees

Challenges of Repatriation and Development

Author: Rex Brynen,Roula El-Rifai

Publisher: IDRC

ISBN: 1552502317

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

View: 5838

The Palestinian refugee issue remains a central component of the Arab-Israeli conflict. This book explores the demographic and developmental challenges which the return of refugees to a future Palestinian state would generate.