Synopses & Reviews
This is an ethnographic account of the Palestinian citizens of Israel. Dr. Rabinowitz has written widely on the current political situation in Israel, and here investigates situations of friction, conflict and cooperation in the new town of Natzerat Illit just outside Nazareth. Using case studies and biographical accounts, the author provides a major contribution to our understanding of confrontation in this area, offers a powerful critique of reflexive anthropology, and original insights into ideas of ethnicity and identity, nationalism and liberalism.
An ethnographic account, examining specific situations of friction, conflict and co-operation between Palestinians and Israelis.
Built on formerly Palestinian land, the Israeli new town of Natzerat Illit has a population of 25,000 Jewish Israelis and 3,500 Palestinians. This study investigates the ways in which both Israelis and Palestinians view issues of territory, territorial control and segregated education.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-215) and index.
Table of Contents
Part I. Bigoted Liberals: 1. By way of introduction: the Haj, the mayor and the deputy prime minister; 2. Tale of two cities; 3. To sell or not to sell; 4. Differentiated space; 5. The limits of liberal education; 6. Reflexivity and liberalism; Part II. Resistance?: 7. Hospitality and engendering of space; 8. Risk, rationality and trust; 9. In search of genuine representation: the independent list; 10. Conclusion.