Palestinian Women: Narrative histories and gendered memory

5a4c33bcd4311.jpg Author Fatma Kassem
Isbn 184813424X
File size 3MB
Year 2011
Pages 272
Language English
File format PDF
Category Politics and Sociology

Book Description:

Palestinian Women is the first book to examine and document the experiences and the historical narrative of ordinary Palestinian women who witnessed the events of 1948 and became involuntary citizens of the State of Israel. Told in their own words, the women's experiences serve as a window for examining the complex intersections of gender, nationalism and citizenship in a situation of ongoing violent political conflict. Known in Palestinian discourse as the "Nakbeh," or the "Catastrophe," these events of 60 years ago still have a powerful resonance in contemporary Palestinian-Jewish relations in the State of Israel and in the act of narrating these stories, the author argues that the realm of memory is a site of commemoration and resistance.

 

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