Palestinian Activism in Israel: A Bedouin Woman Leader in a Changing Middle East

Hardcover | September 24, 2012

byH. Dahan-kalev, E. Le Febvre, Amal El'sana-alh'jooj

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Palestinian Activism in Israel closely describes Amal El' Sana-Alh'jooj's experiences as a Palestinian Bedouin female activist living in Israel's southern al-Naqab desert. While the "empowering" and organizational aspects of women's activisms in the Middle East have been well canvassed, few works detail the professional and personal practices of charismatic activists leading rights-based initiatives. In response to this gap, this book explores Amal's activisms and how she navigates her identities in sociopolitical relationships with Palestinian, Israeli Jewish, al-Naqab Bedouin, and international representatives. The authors argue that by focusing on activists' biographies we can further understand the pluralisms, strategies of identification, and dialectics of recognition typifying contemporary third sector politics in the Middle East.

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Palestinian Activism in Israel closely describes Amal El' Sana-Alh'jooj's experiences as a Palestinian Bedouin female activist living in Israel's southern al-Naqab desert. While the "empowering" and organizational aspects of women's activisms in the Middle East have been well canvassed, few works detail the professional and personal pr...

Henriette Dahan-Kalev is a reader in Political Science from 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 of the Negev. Emilie Le Febvre is currently reading for a DPhil in Social an...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:September 24, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230103251

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Activism in the Middle East: Al-Naqab Bedouin Women in Israel A History of Bedouin in al-Naqab: Tiaha Qdeirat al-Sane' Three Generations of al-Sane' Women From 'Asha'ir to NGOs: Changing Sociopolitics in al-Naqab Bedouin Society Mediations of a Leading al-Naqab Bedouin Female Activist Concluding Analysis: The Activist Biography and Strategic Identification in Third Sector Fields

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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, cliched representations of women in general and Palestinian-Bedouin-Israeli women in particular." - Katya Gibel Mevorach, professor of Anthropology & American Studies, Grinnell College