Coffins on Our Shoulders: The Experience of the Palestinian Citizens of Israel PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Khawla Abu-Baker

Coffins on Our Shoulders: The Experience of the Palestinian Citizens of Israel

University of California Press
Publication date: August 2005
ISBN: 9780520938960
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)


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""A fascinating work. Rabinowitz and Abu-Baker succeed not only in challenging many basic assumptions and stereotypes about the victims of the Arab-Israeli conflict, but also in undermining much of the public discourse on the Palestinian minority inside Israel. An outstanding work of scholarship combining social science research tools with [auto-] biographic intimacy."" â¿¿Salim Tamari, Director, The Institute of Jerusalem Studies ""Coffins on Our Shoulders is a profound, worrying, and insightful excursion into the lives and times of a new generation of young Palestinians in Israel. This unusually impressive volume makes it clear how deeply a politics of difference, mounted in the name of collective entitlement, calls into question the limits of liberal democracy. ""â¿¿John L. Comaroff, Professor, University of Chicago, Research Fellow, American Bar Foundation ""Coffins on our Shoulders is an absorbing portrait of contemporary life in Israel. Rabinowitz and Abu-Baker give us a thoughtful, multi-vocal chronicle about Jewish majority, and Palestinian minority relations in Israel.""â¿¿Susan Slyomovics, Professor of anthropology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and author of The Object of Memory: Arab and Jew Narrate the Palestinian Village ""Rabinowitz and Abu-Baker examine the making of a new generation of Palestinians in Israel who are challenging the basic ideological core of Israel as a self-defined Jewish state and redefining the asymmetrical power configuration that governs the relationship between the Jewish majority and the Palestinian minority within Israel. This bifocal look, based on a very well-informed and perceptive reading of the current scene in Israel, is complemented by the personal narratives of the two authors, giving us an illuminating and rare glimpse into the juxtaposed lives of real people, across the divide.""â¿¿Anton Shammas, professor of modern Middle Eastern literature, University of Michigan ""The lucid sociological analysis of recent transformations in patterns of political behavior and conceptions of self identity among Israeli Palestinians becomes an opportunity for both authors to reflect upon their own identity and personal history. The juxtaposition of their two life stories, which have thrown them so far apart yet kept them so close together, and the integration of these stories into the theoretical analysis makes this book truly moving and exceptional.""â¿¿Adi Ophir, professor, The Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel Aviv University
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