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Author Ben-Ze'ev, Efrat

Title Remembering Palestine in 1948 : Beyond National Narratives
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011


Description 1 online resource (266 pages)
Series Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare ; v. 32
Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare.
Contents Cover; Remembering Palestine in 1948; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of illustrations; Maps; Preface; Introduction: Beyond National Narratives; Memory; Methodological choices; Representativeness; The structure of the book; Part I Constructing Palestine: National Projects; 1 The Framework; A very short history; The British Mandate; Political awareness; Alliances and clashes; Britain departs; 1947-1948: Clashes and war; Historiography: terms and trends; 2 The British Cartographic Imagination and Palestine; The subjectivity of maps and the mapping of Palestine; Signs, symbols, and categories
Fonts and languageThe village surveys (1943-1947); Concluding remarks; 3 Cartographic Practices in Palestine: British, Jewish, and Arab, 1938-1948; Zionist hiking; Initial Hagannah steps; British mapping during World War II; Post-World War II Hagannah cartography; Distribution of maps within the Arab constituents; Summary; Part II Palestinian-Arab Memories in the Making; 4 1948 from a Local Point of View: The Palestinian Village of Ijzim; The sources; Ijzim and its locality; Early incidents; Kidnapping and negotiations; Relations with "external" forces; The fall of the village; The aftermath
Concluding remarks5 Rural Palestinian Women: Witnessing and the Domestic Sphere; Palestinian families and transmission; Methodology and oral history; Paradise lost; Beyond the hegemonic narrative; Discussion: the subtle witness; 6 Underground Memories: Collecting Traces of the Palestinian Past; Landscapes and memories; Return as pilgrimage; In search of traces of the past; Cemeteries as sites of memory; Collecting and material culture; Diasporic toponymy; Summary and conclusion; Part III Jewish-Israeli Memories in the Making; 7 Palmach Fighters: Stories and Silences; The Palmach generation
The image of the enemy"We were moral"; Dealing with death; Subversive tales and closure; 8 The Palmach Women; Commemorating combatant women; Belated responses to exclusion; Gender roles; Fictive kinship: mothers and mourners; Puritanism and endogamy; A life apart; Discussion; Part IV British Mandatory Memories in the Making; 9 Carrying Out the Mandate: British Policemen in Palestine; The historical backdrop; From England to Palestine; Daily tasks; The two communities; Exit; Remembrance and return; Conclusion; Conclusions and Implications; Mythologies and their reversal
The voice of the witnessSilences and limitations; Where do we go from here?; Bibliography; Notes; Index
Summary Examines the memories of those affected by the Palestinian war of 1948, and how is has been mythologized over time
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-211) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Israel-Arab War, 1948-1949 -- Personal narratives, Israeli
Israel-Arab War, 1948-1949 -- Personal narratives, Palestinian Arab
Israel-Arab War, 1948-1949 -- Personal narratives, British
Israel-Arab War, 1948-1949 -- Influence
Collective memory -- Israel
Collective memory -- Palestine
Arab-Israeli conflict -- Social aspects
Arab-Israeli conflict -- Social aspects.
Collective memory.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Middle East -- Palestine.
Genre/Form Personal narratives
Personal narratives
Personal narratives
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010030164
ISBN 9781139187497