The Sociology of the Palestinians

Author: Khalil Nakhleh,Elia Zureik

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780856646478

Category: Palestinian Arabs

Page: 238

View: 5011

Culture and Customs of the Palestinians

Author: Samih K. Farsoun

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313320514

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 3219

Surveys the history of Palestine, and examines current customs in cuisine, music and dance, art, literature, and the media.

Clash of Identities

Explorations in Israeli and Palestinian Societies

Author: Baruch Kimmerling

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023114329X

Category: Social Science

Page: 431

View: 8423

"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.

Palestine and the Palestinians

A Social and Political History

Author: Samih K. Farsoun,Naseer Aruri

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0813343364

Category: History

Page: 488

View: 1514

A brilliant achievement. By far the most comprehensive analysis of the political economy of Palestine and Palestinians in the twentieth century. (Times Literary Supplement)

Coffins on Our Shoulders

The Experience of the Palestinian Citizens of Israel

Author: Dan Rabinowitz,Khawla Abu-Baker

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520245571

Category: History

Page: 221

View: 3786

Written jointly by an Israeli anthropologist and a Palestinian family therapist, this analysis of the Arab-Israeli conflict combines the perspectives of two prominent segments of the Middle Eastern puzzle - Israeli Jews and the Palestinian citizens of Israel.


Ariel Sharon's War Against the Palestinians

Author: Baruch Kimmerling

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859845172

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

View: 318

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

The Palestinian People

A History

Author: Baruch Kimmerling

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674039599

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 9716

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.

Women and the Politics of Military Confrontation

Palestinian and Israeli Gendered Narratives of Dislocation

Author: Nahla Abdo-Zubi,Ronit Lenṭin

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571814593

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

View: 5437

Extrait de la couverture : "As the crisis in Israel does not show any signs of abating, this remarkable collection, edited by an Israeli and a Palestinian scholar and with contributions by Palestinian and Israeli women, offers a vivid and harrowing picture of the conflict and of its impact of daily life, especially as it affects women's experiences that differ significantly from those of men. The (auto)biographical narratives in this volume focus on some of the most disturbing effects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: a sense of dislocation that goes well beyond the geographical meaning of the word; it involves social, cultural, national and gender dislocation, including alienation from one's own home, family, community, and society. The accounts become even more poignant if seen against the backdrop of the roots of the conflict, the real or imaginary construct of a state to save and shelter particularly European Jews from the horrors of Nazism in parallel to the other side of the coin: Israel as a settler-colonial state responsible for the displacement of the Palestinian nation."

The Plight of the Palestinians

A Long History of Destruction

Author: W. Cook

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230107923

Category: Political Science

Page: 275

View: 476

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.

Palestinian Society and Politics

Author: Joel S. Migdal

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400854474

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

View: 5276

Initially published in Moscow in 1950 following the author's death, this book contains the first chapters of a large monograph Krylov planned entitled The foundations of physical statistics," his doctoral thesis on "The processes of relaxation of statistical systems and the criterion of mechanical instability," and a small paper entitled "On the description of exhaustively complete experiments." Originally published in 1980. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Conflict Transformation and the Palestinians

The Dynamics of Peace and Justice under Occupation

Author: Alpaslan Ozerdem,Chuck Thiessen,Mufid Qassoum

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317213637

Category: Political Science

Page: 298

View: 811

This book explores the challenges of transforming the violent conflict between the State of Israel and the Palestinians into just peace. There are many challenges involved in the bottom-up transformation of the violent structures that sustain the State of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory. This book examines these structures as it assesses the actors and strategies that are contributing to the termination of cycles of violence and oppression. Consisting of contributions from both peace practitioners and academics who have conducted research within Israel and the occupied territory, the volume utilises a multidisciplinary perspective to examine promising strategies for conflict transformation in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory. Moreover, it spells out the types of nonviolent strategy that are being used to expose and undermine occupation structures, and surveys the manner in which a variety of key actors are working towards the transformation of the ongoing conflict. As a whole, the volume presents a proposal for the transformation of the conflict between Palestinians and the State of Israel that embraces the constructive potential of conflict, engages with power asymmetry, and pushes for justice and accountability. This book will be of much interest to students of conflict resolution, peace studies, Middle Eastern studies, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and IR in general.

Israelis and Palestinians in the Shadows of the Wall

Spaces of Separation and Occupation

Author: Dr Cédric Parizot,Dr Stéphanie Latte Abdallah

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 147244888X

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

View: 4441

Shedding light on the recent mutations of the Israeli separation policy, whose institutional and spatial configurations are increasingly complex, this book argues that this policy has actually reinforced the interconnectedness of Israelis and Palestinian lives and their spaces. Instead of focusing on the over-mediatized separation wall, this book deals with what it hides: its shadows. Based on fieldwork studies carried out by French, Italians, Israelis, Palestinian and Swiss researchers on the many sides of the Israeli-Palestinian divide, it highlights a new geography of occupation, specific forms of interconnectedness and power relations between Israeli and Palestinian spaces.

The Great War and the Remaking of Palestine

Author: Salim Tamari

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520291255

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 4830

"This rich history of Palestine in the last decade of the Ottoman Empire reveals the nation emerging as a cultural entity engaged in a vibrant intellectual, political, and social exchange of ideas and initiatives. Employing nuanced ethnography, rare autobiographies, and unpublished maps and photos, The Great War and the Remaking of Palestine discerns a self-consciously modern and secular Palestinian public sphere. New urban sensibilities, schools, monuments, public parks, railways, and roads catalyzed by the Great War and described in detail by Salim Tamari show a world that challenges the politically driven denial of the existence of Palestine as an affective geographic, cultural, political, and economic space"--Provided by publisher.

Palestinians in Syria

Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities

Author: Anaheed Al-Hardan

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231541228

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 5994

One hundred thousand Palestinians fled to Syria after being expelled from Palestine upon the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. Integrating into Syrian society over time, their experience stands in stark contrast to the plight of Palestinian refugees in other Arab countries, leading to different ways through which to understand the 1948 Nakba, or catastrophe, in their popular memory. Conducting interviews with first-, second-, and third-generation members of Syria's Palestinian community, Anaheed Al-Hardan follows the evolution of the Nakba—the central signifier of the Palestinian refugee past and present—in Arab intellectual discourses, Syria's Palestinian politics, and the community's memorialization. Al-Hardan's sophisticated research sheds light on the enduring relevance of the Nakba among the communities it helped create, while challenging the nationalist and patriotic idea that memories of the Nakba are static and universally shared among Palestinians. Her study also critically tracks the Nakba's changing meaning in light of Syria's twenty-first-century civil war.



Author: RAHEB

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 1608334333

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 3345

A Palestinian Christian theologian shows how the reality of empire shapes the context of the biblical story, and the ongoing experience of Middle East conflict.

Palestine Online

Transnationalism, the Internet and Construction of Identity

Author: Miriyam Aouragh

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1848853645

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 1804

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.

Violence, Nonviolence, and the Palestinian National Movement

Author: Wendy Pearlman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139503057

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 4698

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.

Israel and the Palestinian Refugees

Author: Eyal Benvenisti,Chaim Gans,Sari Hanafi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540681612

Category: Law

Page: 501

View: 3630

This book offers diverse perspectives on the Palestinian refugee problem and the possible ways to facilitate its resolution. It contains contributions of Israeli, Palestinian and other scholars, and its main goal is to initiate an informed dialogue that will bridge the "knowledge gap" between the different camps. The book provides a comprehensive picture of the various aspects of the problem and of the possible means of its resolution.

Palestinians in the Israeli Labor Market

A Multi-disciplinary Approach

Author: Nabil Khattab,Sami Miaari

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781137336446

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 294

View: 9576

Bringing together important contributions from leading Israeli Jewish and Palestinian scholars, this comprehensive and multi-disciplinary volume addresses the most recent developments and outcomes of the labor market integration of the Palestinian minority inside Israel. The volume covers a wide range of topics (ethnicity, religion, racism, gender, and spatial segregation), groups (Jews and Palestinians, men and women), disciplines (sociology, law, and geography), and methodologies (quantitative and qualitative). The authors examine the sources of labor market inequality in terms of employment and unemployment, occupational concentration, segregation, exclusion, and wages. They provide insight into recent trends and analyze changing patters of inequality and economic activity within households. The chapters further underscore the role of residential segregation in producing labor market inequalities between Jews and Palestinians, who are separated both socially and spatially.

Palestinian Refugees

Challenges of Repatriation and Development

Author: Rex Brynen,Roula El-Rifai

Publisher: IDRC

ISBN: 1552502317

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

View: 8569

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.