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Author Kårtveit, Bård Helge.

Title Dilemmas of attachment : identity and belonging among Palestinian Christians / by Bard Helge Kartveit
Published Leiden : Brill, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 239 pages) : colour illustrations, colour maps
Series Social, Economic and Political Studies of the Middle East and Asia ; volume 112
Social, economic, and political studies of the Middle East and Asia ; 112
Contents Introduction: Palestinian Christians in the West Bank -- Bethlehem between Tradition and Modernity -- Christian-Muslim Relations -- National Identity, Attachments and Solidarity -- The Israeli Occupation -- Bethlehem Emigration and Diaspora Relations -- Conclusion and Epilogue -- Appendices
Summary "This book offers an ethnographic account of contemporary Christian Palestinian lives in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Through individual life stories, Bård Kårtveit shows how Christians in the District of Bethlehem strive to live meaningful lives. Lives which are shaped by Christian-Muslim relations within the national community, the impact of Israeli presence in the Palestinian Territories, migration and homeland-diaspora relationships, and which are heavily influenced by changes in their local community and traditional family structures. By situating these stories in the changing political contexts of Palestine, from late Ottoman to Israeli/Palestinian Authority rule, the author engages with these general processes of patriarchal resistance to social change; the role of minorities in nation-building processes; the impact of Western interventions in the region; the rise of political Islam; and the impact of emigration in the Arab World"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Christian biography -- West Bank -- Bethlehem.
Christianity and other religions -- Islam.
Christians -- West Bank -- Bethlehem -- Social conditions.
Islam -- Relations -- Christianity.
Palestinian Arabs -- West Bank -- Bethlehem -- Biography.
Palestinian Arabs -- West Bank -- Bethlehem -- Social conditions.
Social change -- Palestine.
Bethlehem -- Ethnic relations.
Bethlehem -- Religious life and customs.
Palestine -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004276394 (electronic bk.)
9789004276390 (electronic bk.)