Peace-Building In Israel And Palestine: Social Psychology and Grassroots Initiatives

Hardcover | August 15, 2011

byJulia Chaitin

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This book brings together social psychology understandings with grassroots peace-building initiatives in the Israeli-Palestinian context. For 40 years, researchers have explored the reasons for the conflict and its impacts, while Israeli and Palestinian civil society actors have undertaken joint peace-building activities. Peace-Building in Israel and Palestine offers an in-depth look at psycho-social research on the conflict and presents and analyzes diverse grassroots activities: joint research, women’s social-economic empowerment, dialogue groups, political tourism, and peace-building efforts between Israelis and Palestinians from Gaza. The book offers new conceptualizations concerning the co-creation of a socially just Israeli-Palestinian grassroots peace process.

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This book brings together social psychology understandings with grassroots peace-building initiatives in the Israeli-Palestinian context. For 40 years, researchers have explored the reasons for the conflict and its impacts, while Israeli and Palestinian civil society actors have undertaken joint peace-building activities. Peace-Buildin...

Julia Chaitin is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Work at Sapir College and a social psychologist with expertise in peace-building. Her research focuses on the long-term psychosocial impacts of the Holocaust and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and she has published widely on these topics. Her latest books include Inside...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:212 pages, 8.62 × 5.82 × 0.7 inPublished:August 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023011508X

ISBN - 13:9780230115088

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Foreword--Eyad Sarraj * Introduction: Personal and Historical-Political Background to the Book * Psycho-social Factors Connected to the Arab-Jewish/Israeli-Palestinian Conflict * "How Can We Speak to One Another?": Dialogue Between Jews and Palestinians on the Path to Peace and Social Change * Advancing Science Together: Undertaking Joint Research in the Israeli-Palestinian Context * Political and Peace Tourism in the Holy Land * Joint Ventures for Peace: Women and Sustainable Human Development in the Israeli-Palestinian Context * Co-creating Peace When You Can't Meet: The Case of Gaza and the Sderot region * It Can Only Be Done If We Do It Together: Promising Directions For Co-creation of a Just Peace in the Israeli-Palestinian Context

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"Peace-building in Israel and Palestine is an extraordinary book – at once realistic, challenging and inspiring. Chaitin has done us all – Israelis, Palestinians, and the rest of us – a great service in writing a terrific book, grounded in solid research and brimming with practical ideas about what can be done to make peace between Israelis and Palestinians. But, will Israeli and Palestinian leaders engage in the difficult work of peace-building? I hope so." --Carol Rittner, RSM, Distinguished Professor of Holocaust & Genocide Studies and the Dr. Marsha Raticoff Grossman Professor of Holocaust Studies, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey "This accessible and insightful book is attentive to interpersonal, intergroup, and socio-political aspects of Arab-Jewish / Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Grounded in experience, it speaks to the painstaking work of co-creating a just and sustainable peace. Its lively narrative speaks candidly about setbacks and breakthroughs of peace building within a conflictual context. Activists, practitioners, scholars, and students will find this process-oriented book inspiring and helpful in its careful descriptions of the creative and collaborative grassroots work designed to nurture peace." --Susan Opotow, Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center, City University of New York