296 pages | 7 B/W Illus.
This book, based on 25 months of anthropological fieldwork, examines activists and activism in Palestinian nongovernmental organizations in Israel. It concentrates on the ways organizations enable certain processes of self-identification based on activists' constructions of modernity.
1. Introduction 2. Backgrounds: Fieldwork and Palestinians in Israel 3. New Venues: Nongovernmental Organizations and Social Change 4. Activism: Support, Conflict, and Ideas 5. Two Tales of a City: History, Space and Identity 6. Honor, Land, and Protest 7. (Re)Producing Honor: Gender, Family and Violence 8. Difficult Modernity: Rights, Citizenship, and the State