Palestinian Identity in Jordan and Israel

The Necessary "Others" in the Making of a Nation

By Riad M. Nasser

© 2005 – Routledge

284 pages

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About the Book

The book examines the process of national identity formation. It argues that identity, whether of a small community, a nation, an ethnic group, or a religious community, requires an Other against whom it becomes meaningful. In other words, identity develops via difference from Others against whom our sense of self becomes meaningful. This thesis emerges out of the synthesis the study develops from the from the various modern and poststructuralist theories of identity and nationalism.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Literature Review 3. Theoretical Model 4. Methods and Research Design 5. Findings and Analysis 6. The Israeli History Textbooks 7. Summary and Conclusions

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Middle East Studies: History, Politics & Law

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS026000
HISTORY / Middle East / General
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies