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Narrative and the Politics of Identity
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Narrative and the Politics of Identity: The Cultural Psychology of Israeli and Palestinian Youth

Phillip L. Hammack

Abstract

Since the late 19th century, Jews and Arabs have been locked in an intractable battle for national recognition in a land of tremendous historical and geopolitical significance. While historians and political scientists have long analyzed the dynamics of this bitter conflict, rarely has an archaeology of the mind of those who reside within the matrix of conflict been attempted. This book not only offers a psychological analysis of the consequences of conflict for the psyche, it develops an innovative, compelling, and cross-disciplinary argument about the mutual constitution of culture and mind ... More

Keywords: Jews, Arabs, conflict, life-story construction, life stories, Israel, Palestine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195394467
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394467.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Phillip L. Hammack, author
University of California, Santa Cruz