This book, the product of a series of 40 interviews with Israelis and Palestinians, describes everyday life in Galilee during the Mandate period. The individual narratives are skillfully embedded in larger historical and social histories by a team of authors who come from diverse academic backgrounds. It offers a glimpse into Israelis’ and Palestinians’ experiences of war and peace and sheds new light on the challenges facing Israeli society today. This work is ideal for scholars and students of the social sciences, particularly those interested in the psychological repercussions of political and social events.
Table of Contents
Preface Section I: Prologue: Historical Context 1. The Galilee Region Between the Ottoman and Mandate Period Mustafa Abbasi 2. Origins and Expressions of Resilience in Israeli Society until 1967, Historical Outline Yair Seltenreich Section II. Sample-Level Findings 3. Societal Findings Roberta Greene 4. Understanding Select Minorities of the Galilee: Intrapersonal Relations Roberta Greene 5. Sociocultural, Interpersonal, and Personal Findings Roberta Greene 6. Reflection of Emotions Yair Seltenreich Section III. Participant Themes and Quotes 7. Remembering the Shoah and Making Aliyah Roberta Greene 8. Leading Less Traditional Lives Roberta Greene 9. Establishing and Living on the Kibbutz Roberta Greene 10. Learning History from Two Women from Safed Shira Hantman 11. Arab Community Survival in Galilee: The Village of Jish During Hiram Operation in the 1948 War Mustafa Abbasi Epilogue Appendix I. Theory and Methodology Appendix II. Notes from Lectures Presented to Student Interviewers
Roberta R. Greene, Ph.D., LCSW, was Professor and Louis and Ann Wolens Centennial Chair in Gerontology and Social Welfare in the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. Her work experience has included clinical social work with older adults and refugee resettlement. She is the author of over 15 books and numerous research articles.
Shira Hantman, Ph.D., is a Vice President at Tel-Hai College, Israel. She has published extensively in the field of gerontology, specifically on the topics of intergenerational family relationships, trauma, Holocaust survivors, and aging and forgiveness.
Yair Seltenreich, Ph.D., is Professor and Head of the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies at Tel-Hai College, Israel. He also teaches at the Centre for the Study of European Politics and Society, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. He has written extensively on the history of the Galilee.
Mustafa Abbasi, Ph.D., is Professor of History in the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies at Tel-Hai College, Israel. His research focuses on the social, economic, and political history of the Arab population in the northern part of Palestine during the British Mandate period (1918-1948).
Nancy Greene is a licensed clinical social worker who practices in home health care and hospice services. She is an adjunct professor at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, where she teaches human behavior and the social environment, and geriatric social work.