Women and the Politics of Military Confrontation: Palestinian and Israeli Gendered Narratives of Dislocation (Paperback)

Women and the Politics of Military Confrontation: Palestinian and Israeli Gendered Narratives of Dislocation By Nahla Abdo (Editor), Ronit Lentin (Editor) Cover Image
By Nahla Abdo (Editor), Ronit Lentin (Editor)
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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 on 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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781571814593
ISBN-10: 1571814590
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Publication Date: June 1st, 2002
Pages: 338
Language: English