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Narrative and the politics of identity : the cultural psychology of Israeli and Palestinian youth, Phillip L. Hammack

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Narrative and the politics of identity : the cultural psychology of Israeli and Palestinian youth
Title
Narrative and the politics of identity
Title remainder
the cultural psychology of Israeli and Palestinian youth
Statement of responsibility
Phillip L. Hammack
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Since the late nineteenth century, Jews and Arabs have been locked in an intractable battle for national recognition in a land of tremendous historical and geopolitical significance. While historians and political scientists have long analyzed the dynamics of this bitter conflict, rarely has an archeology of the mind of those who reside within the matrix of conflict been attempted. This book not only offers a psychological analysis of the consequences of conflict for the psyche, it develops an innovative, compelling, and cross-disciplinary argument about the mutual constitution of culture and mind through the process of life-story construction. But the book pushes boundaries further through an analysis of two peace education programs designed to fundamentally alter the nature of young Israeli and Palestinian life stories. Hammack argues that these popular interventions, rooted in the idea of prejudice reduction through contact and the cultivation of 'cosmopolitan' identities, are fundamentally flawed due to their refusal to deal with the actual political reality of young Israeli and Palestinian lives and their attempt to construct an alternative narrative of great hope but little resonance for Israelis and Palestinians. Grounded in over a century of literature that spans the social sciences, Hammack's analysis of young Israeli and Palestinian lives captures the complex, dynamic relationship among politics, history, and identity and offers a provocative and audacious proposal for psychology and peace education."--Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hammack, Phillip L
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ799.I75
LC item number
H36 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Youth
  • Youth
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Jugend
  • Identität
  • Völkerpsychologie
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Youth
  • Israel
  • Israel
  • Middle East
Label
Narrative and the politics of identity : the cultural psychology of Israeli and Palestinian youth, Phillip L. Hammack
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
PART I. ORIENTATIONS -- A Note on Geographic Terminology -- Prologue -- 1. Culture, Identity, and Story: A Framework for the Study of Lives -- Preliminary Provocations -- Capturing Culture -- Interrogating Identity -- The Cultural Psychology of Identity -- Experimenting With Identity -- The Cosmopolitan Ideal -- Identity as Burden or Benefit? -- Politicizing Psychology, Psychologizing Politics -- An Orientation -- 2. A "Stranger" in the Holy Land -- A Position -- A Personal Narrative -- Approaching the Study of Lives -- The Politics of the Field -- Field Sites in Israel and Palestine: Jerusalem ; Ramallah ; Qadas ; Beit Jala and Bethlehem ; Tulkarm and Nablus ; Tel Aviv ; Taybeh ; Haifa ; The Gilboa -- Field Sites in the United States: Seeds of Peace ; Hands of Peace -- The Interviewees -- The Interview Procedure -- Analytic Strategy -- PART II. STORIES -- 3. "Jewish in My Blood": Stories of Jewish-Israeli Youth -- The Master Narrative of Jewish-Israeli Identity: An Introduction ; Contestations ; Theme 1: Persecution and Victimization ; Theme 2: Existential Insecurity ; Theme 3: Exceptionalism ; Theme 4: Delegitimization of Palestinian Identity ; Summary -- The Stories of Youth: Yossi: The Ambivalent Pragmatist ; Noa: The Kibbutznik ; Roai: The Settler ; Ayelet: The Cosmopolitan -- Summary: The Cultural Psychology of Jewish-Israeli Youth -- 4. "It's Not a Normal Life We Lead": The Stories of Palestinian Youth -- The Master Narrative of Palestinian Identity: An Introduction ; Contestations ; Theme 1: Loss and Dispossession ; Theme 2: Resistance ; Theme 3: Existential Insecurity ; Theme 4: Delegitimization of Israeli Identity ; Summary -- The Stories of Youth: Ali: The Unlikely Islamist ; Adara: The Pious Villager ; Luca: The Christian Fighter ; Lubna: The Survivor -- Summary: The Cultural Psychology of Palestinian Youth -- 5. "I Had a War With Myself": Palestinian-Israeli Youth and the Narration of Hyphenated Identities -- The Master Narrative of Palestinian-Israeli Identity: Theme 1: Discrimination and Subordination ; Theme 2: Hyphenation and "Double Marginality" ; Theme 3: Existential Insecurity ; Summary -- The Stories of Youth: "I am Israeli First": The Story of Jibril ; "I Had a War with Myself": The Story of Rania ; "I Am Divided Between the Two": The Story of Sami -- Summary: The Cultural Psychology of Palestinian-Israeli Youth -- PART III. INTERVENTIONS -- 6. Peace and the Politics of Contact: A Brief History -- Contact: The Allure and Challenge -- The Pathology of Prejudice -- The Normative Psychology of Prejudice -- From Personality to Identity -- Identity and the Cultural Psychology of Contact -- The Idea of Israeli-Palestinian Contact -- Contact, Narrative, and Identity -- 7. Restoring Self and Other: An American Experiment -- The Synagogue and the Mosque -- Identity Transcendence; "I Had Never Even Spoken to an Arab": The Story of Liat ; "I Have Been Changed a Lot": The Story of Laila ; "Maybe They Are the Victim, the Real Victim": The Story of Noa ; Summary: The Problem of Transcendence -- Identity Accentuation: The Fatalist: The Story of Mohammed ; The Settler: Revisiting the Story of Roai ; The New Palestinian: Revisiting the Story of Jibril -- From Transcendence to Accentuation: An Analysis of Two Narratives Over Time ; The Cosmopolitan: Revisiting the Story of Ayelet ; The Realist: Revisiting the Story of Laila -- Conclusion: Contact and Identity -- PART IV. POSSIBILITIES -- 8. Peace, Justice, and the Politics of Identity: Toward a New Praxis -- A Virtual Dialogue -- Ambitious Arguments -- Narrative and the Psychological Infrastructure of Conflict -- Against Cosmopolitanism: American Intervention as a "Civilizing" Project ; The Problem of Power and Social Structure ; The Meaning of Contact: Toward a Cultural Approach -- What's Wrong With Identity? -- Psychology and the Politics of a New Praxis: From Interpretation to Social Change; Undisciplining the Discipline ; Politicizing Peace ; Peril and Promise in Israeli and Palestinian Lives
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 406 p.
Isbn
9780195394467
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010009155
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)551198916
  • (OCoLC)ocn551198916
Label
Narrative and the politics of identity : the cultural psychology of Israeli and Palestinian youth, Phillip L. Hammack
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
PART I. ORIENTATIONS -- A Note on Geographic Terminology -- Prologue -- 1. Culture, Identity, and Story: A Framework for the Study of Lives -- Preliminary Provocations -- Capturing Culture -- Interrogating Identity -- The Cultural Psychology of Identity -- Experimenting With Identity -- The Cosmopolitan Ideal -- Identity as Burden or Benefit? -- Politicizing Psychology, Psychologizing Politics -- An Orientation -- 2. A "Stranger" in the Holy Land -- A Position -- A Personal Narrative -- Approaching the Study of Lives -- The Politics of the Field -- Field Sites in Israel and Palestine: Jerusalem ; Ramallah ; Qadas ; Beit Jala and Bethlehem ; Tulkarm and Nablus ; Tel Aviv ; Taybeh ; Haifa ; The Gilboa -- Field Sites in the United States: Seeds of Peace ; Hands of Peace -- The Interviewees -- The Interview Procedure -- Analytic Strategy -- PART II. STORIES -- 3. "Jewish in My Blood": Stories of Jewish-Israeli Youth -- The Master Narrative of Jewish-Israeli Identity: An Introduction ; Contestations ; Theme 1: Persecution and Victimization ; Theme 2: Existential Insecurity ; Theme 3: Exceptionalism ; Theme 4: Delegitimization of Palestinian Identity ; Summary -- The Stories of Youth: Yossi: The Ambivalent Pragmatist ; Noa: The Kibbutznik ; Roai: The Settler ; Ayelet: The Cosmopolitan -- Summary: The Cultural Psychology of Jewish-Israeli Youth -- 4. "It's Not a Normal Life We Lead": The Stories of Palestinian Youth -- The Master Narrative of Palestinian Identity: An Introduction ; Contestations ; Theme 1: Loss and Dispossession ; Theme 2: Resistance ; Theme 3: Existential Insecurity ; Theme 4: Delegitimization of Israeli Identity ; Summary -- The Stories of Youth: Ali: The Unlikely Islamist ; Adara: The Pious Villager ; Luca: The Christian Fighter ; Lubna: The Survivor -- Summary: The Cultural Psychology of Palestinian Youth -- 5. "I Had a War With Myself": Palestinian-Israeli Youth and the Narration of Hyphenated Identities -- The Master Narrative of Palestinian-Israeli Identity: Theme 1: Discrimination and Subordination ; Theme 2: Hyphenation and "Double Marginality" ; Theme 3: Existential Insecurity ; Summary -- The Stories of Youth: "I am Israeli First": The Story of Jibril ; "I Had a War with Myself": The Story of Rania ; "I Am Divided Between the Two": The Story of Sami -- Summary: The Cultural Psychology of Palestinian-Israeli Youth -- PART III. INTERVENTIONS -- 6. Peace and the Politics of Contact: A Brief History -- Contact: The Allure and Challenge -- The Pathology of Prejudice -- The Normative Psychology of Prejudice -- From Personality to Identity -- Identity and the Cultural Psychology of Contact -- The Idea of Israeli-Palestinian Contact -- Contact, Narrative, and Identity -- 7. Restoring Self and Other: An American Experiment -- The Synagogue and the Mosque -- Identity Transcendence; "I Had Never Even Spoken to an Arab": The Story of Liat ; "I Have Been Changed a Lot": The Story of Laila ; "Maybe They Are the Victim, the Real Victim": The Story of Noa ; Summary: The Problem of Transcendence -- Identity Accentuation: The Fatalist: The Story of Mohammed ; The Settler: Revisiting the Story of Roai ; The New Palestinian: Revisiting the Story of Jibril -- From Transcendence to Accentuation: An Analysis of Two Narratives Over Time ; The Cosmopolitan: Revisiting the Story of Ayelet ; The Realist: Revisiting the Story of Laila -- Conclusion: Contact and Identity -- PART IV. POSSIBILITIES -- 8. Peace, Justice, and the Politics of Identity: Toward a New Praxis -- A Virtual Dialogue -- Ambitious Arguments -- Narrative and the Psychological Infrastructure of Conflict -- Against Cosmopolitanism: American Intervention as a "Civilizing" Project ; The Problem of Power and Social Structure ; The Meaning of Contact: Toward a Cultural Approach -- What's Wrong With Identity? -- Psychology and the Politics of a New Praxis: From Interpretation to Social Change; Undisciplining the Discipline ; Politicizing Peace ; Peril and Promise in Israeli and Palestinian Lives
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 406 p.
Isbn
9780195394467
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010009155
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)551198916
  • (OCoLC)ocn551198916

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