Culture And Customs Of The Palestinians

Culture And Customs Of The Palestinians

by Samih K. Farsoun
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313320519

ISBN-13: 9780313320514

Pub. Date: 11/30/2004

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

The Palestinians have been at the center of Middle Eastern and world history for nearly a century. The core issues of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict are still the ones that emerged in 1948, after what Palestinians term al-Nakba, the destruction of historical Palestine and the dispossession and expulsion of its people. At the center of this vortex of

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The Palestinians have been at the center of Middle Eastern and world history for nearly a century. The core issues of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict are still the ones that emerged in 1948, after what Palestinians term al-Nakba, the destruction of historical Palestine and the dispossession and expulsion of its people. At the center of this vortex of politics, diplomacy, oppression, resistance, and struggle are the Palestinians. The Palestinians are an ancient Arab people, with both Islamic and Christian adherents, and their traditional culture and present way of life under difficult conditions are greatly illuminated for students and general readers.

A clear historical overview of Palestine, the diaspora, and the conflict is provided, and the history colors the rest of the narrative, addressing crucial aspects of Palestinian society. Palestinians struggle to retain their traditions. Their modern social structure, values, social customs, and life, including education, in villages, refugee camps, and cities are covered. The importance of extended family and women's roles in a continuing patriarchy are also addressed. The famed Palestinian embroidery and typical food dishes are celebrated. Chapters on modern literature and the arts and cinema stress the artistic focus on the conflict with Israel. A helpful timeline, copious bibliography, and glossary round out the coverage.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313320514
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/2004
Series:
Culture and Customs of the Middle East Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Series Foreword

List of Tables

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chronology

Context and History

Society and Social Customs

Gender, Marriage, and the Family

Traditional Dress and Cuisine

Religion and Religious Customs

Literature

Art, Performing Arts, and Cinema

Notes

Glossary

Bibliography

Further Reading

Index

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