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Palestinian Activism in Israel

A Bedouin Woman Leader in a Changing Middle East

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  • © 2012


Part of the book series: Middle East Today (MIET)

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A close description of Amal El'Sana-Alh'jooj's experiences as a Palestinian Bedouin female activist, this book explores Amal's activism and demonstrates that activists' biographies provide a means of understanding the complexities of political situations they are involved in.

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"The book provides a unique insight into the sociological and political complexities of Bedouin society in southern Israel and how individuals negotiate their identities as Arabs, Israelis, and Palestinians . . . Recommended." - CHOICE

"Palestinian Activism in Israel provides an overdue and important intervention against gendered, clichéd representations of women in general and Palestinian-Bedouin-Israeli women in particular." - Katya Gibel Mevorach, professor of Anthropology & American Studies, Grinnell College

About the authors

Author Henriette Dahan-Kalev: Henriette Dahan-Kalev is a reader in political science at Hebrew University. Her fields of research are democracy, theory and praxis, and gender theories and politics. She is the founder and first chair of the gender studies program at Ben Gurion University in the Negev. Author Emilie Le Febvre: Emilie Le Febvre is currently reading for a DPhil in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Oxford. She has a MA in Middle East Studies from Ben Gurion University and a diploma in Policy Studies from Murdoch University.

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