Cultures in Conflict

Cultures in Conflict

The Arab-Israeli Conflict

Book - 2002
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First person accounts, letters, memoirs, and stories of ordinary people caught in the strife brings the Arab-Israeli conflict to life.
The conflict in cultures between the Arabs and the Israelis is brought to life in the first person accounts, letters, memoirs, and stories of ordinary people caught in the strife. Mired in the tangled past of the history of the region, and fired by the events of the past fifty years, the Arab-Israeli conflict must be viewed as both a long-standing and a recent development. Against the background of the changes that have characterized that society, Goldscheider, a leading authority on the social history of Israel, examines the perspectives of both sides in the conflict and the impact that it has on the daily lives of families and individuals. Twelve primary source documents give voice to the feelings of ordinary Arabs and Jews who have experienced this conflict in their own lives.

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Changing perspectives on nation building of the two communities, critical population and economic development issues, and the ethnic clashes that have been shaped by these broad development changes are the major themes of Goldscheider's (sociology and Judaic studies, Brown U.) account of the conflict. On a personal level, he contrasts the Israeli experience of migration and relationships across generations and ethnic groups, with the Palestinian experience of displacement and powerlessness. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 2002
ISBN: 9780313307225
Characteristics: xxiii, 228 p. : ill., chart, map ; 24 cm


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