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Author Ben-Ze'ev, Efrat.

Title Remembering Palestine in 1948 : beyond national narratives / Efrat Ben-Ze'ev
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 243 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare ; 32
Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare ; 32
Contents Part I. Constructing Palestine: National Projects: 1. The framework; 2. The British cartographic imagination and Palestine; 3. Cartographic practices in Palestine: British, Jewish, and Arabs, 1938-1948 -- Part II. Palestine-Arabs Memories in the Making: 4. 1948 from a local point of view: the Palestinian village of Ijzim; 5. Rural Palestinian women: witnessing and the domestic sphere; 6. Underground memories: collecting traces of the Palestinian past -- Part III. Jewish-Israeli Memories in the Making: 7. Palmach fighters: stories and silences; 8. The Palmach women -- Part IV. British Mandatory Memories in the Making: 9. Carrying out the mandate: British policemen in Palestine; Conclusion and implications
Summary "The war of 1948 in Palestine is a conflict whose history has been written primarily from the national point of view. This book asks what happens to these narratives when they arise out of the personal stories of those who were involved, stories that are still unfolding. Efrat Ben-Ze'ev examines the memories of those who participated and were affected by the events of 1948, and how these events have been mythologized over time. This is a three-way conversation between Palestinian villagers, Jewish-Israeli veterans, and British policemen who were stationed in Palestine on the eve of the war. Each has his or her story to tell. These small-scale truths shed new light on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, as it was then and as it has become"-- Provided by publisher
"The war of 1948 in Palestine is a conflict whose history has been written primarily from the national point of view. This book asks what happens to these narratives when they arise out of the personal stories of those who were involved, stories that are still unfolding. Efrat Ben-Ze'ev, an Israeli anthropologist, examines the memories of those who participated in and were affected by the events of 1948, and how these events have been mythologized over time. This is a three-way conversation between Palestinian villagers, Jewish-Israeli veterans, and British policemen who were stationed in Palestine on the eve of the war. Each has his or her story to tell. Across the years, these witnesses relived their past in private within family circles and tightly knit groups, through gatherings and pilgrimages to sites of villages and battles, or through naming and storytelling. Rarely have their stories been revealed to an outsider. As Dr. Ben-Ze'ev discovers, these small-scale truths, which were collected from people at the dusk of their lives and previously overshadowed by nationalized histories, shed new light on the Palestinian-Israel conflict, as it was then and as it has become"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-239) and index
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Subject Arab-Israeli conflict -- Social aspects.
Collective memory -- Israel.
Collective memory -- Palestine.
Israel-Arab War, 1948-1949 -- Personal narratives, British.
Israel-Arab War, 1948-1949 -- Personal narratives, Israeli.
Israel-Arab War, 1948-1949 -- Personal narratives, Palestinian Arab
Israel-Arab War, 1948-1949 -- Influence.
Genre/Form Electronic book
Personal narratives
Personal narratives
Personal narratives
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
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