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Palestinian Village Histories: Geographies of the Displaced (Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and I)

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Publisher Comments:

Throughout modern-day Israel, over four hundred Palestinian villages were depopulated in the 1947-1949 war. With houses mostly destroyed, mosques and churches put to other uses, and cemeteries plowed under, Palestinian communities were left geographically dispossessed. Palestinians have since carried their village names, memories, and possessions with them into the diaspora, transforming their lost past into local histories in the form of "village memorial books". Numbering more than 100 volumes in print, these books recount family histories, cultural traditions, and the details of village life, revealing Palestinian history through the eyes of Palestinians.

Through a close examination of these books and other commemorative activities, Palestinian Village Histories reveals how history is written, recorded, and contested, as well as the roles that Palestinian conceptions of their past play in contemporary life. Moving beyond the grand narratives of 20th century political struggles, this book analyzes individual and collective historical accounts of everyday life in pre-1948 Palestinian villages as composed today from the perspectives of these long-term refugees.

Book News Annotation:

Three decades after the destruction of their villages following the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, the former residents began writing histories of the homes they had lost, writes Davis (anthropology, Georgetown U.). In this study, Davis describes the style, content, and process of producing the village histories, based on her ethnographic study of Palestinians displaced from their homes and now living in Jordan, Syria, the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon, and Israel. Her book, which is easily accessible to the non-academic reader, offers a wealth of personal accounts that convey in detail how this people cope with displacement, and how they construct memories of their former lives and homes. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This book chronicles the local histories written by modern Palestinians about their villages that were destroyed in the 1948 war.

About the Author

Rochelle A. Davis is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804773133
Author:
Davis, Rochelle
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Author:
Davis, Rochelle A.
Subject:
Middle East - Israel
Subject:
Israel
Subject:
Palestinian Arabs -- Historiography.
Subject:
Palestine History, Local.
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and I
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Middle East » General History
History and Social Science » Middle East » Palestine
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Middle East

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