From Slumber to Awakening: Culture and Identity of Arab Israeli Literati

From Slumber to Awakening: Culture and Identity of Arab Israeli Literati

by Mishael M. Caspi, Jerome David Weltsch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761811931

ISBN-13: 9780761811930

Pub. Date: 10/01/1998

Publisher: UPA

From Slumber to Awakening argues that when investigating the cultural and historical predicament of segments of any society a close examination of the literal expression of the people is necessary to understand their human condition better. To accomplish this, the individual psyches of authors and poets must be delved into, and in this case was accessed through

Overview

From Slumber to Awakening argues that when investigating the cultural and historical predicament of segments of any society a close examination of the literal expression of the people is necessary to understand their human condition better. To accomplish this, the individual psyches of authors and poets must be delved into, and in this case was accessed through personal interviews. This study approaches the unique social position of the Arab Israelis through an exploration of culture and history. The examination of the literature itself begins with Israeli literature from the broad perspectives of both the prose and poetry forms and then moving into the literature and literati themselves one by one exploring the lives of the writers while superimposing their human experiences with the expressions and stories of their creative works. This examination, along with the interviews, defines the Arab Israeli minority as a group while also comparing them to Jewish Israeli writers who are close to the Arab Israeli situation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761811930
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface; Chapter 2 Introduction; Chapter 3 Our Topic; Chapter 4 Perceptions and Construction of Arab Israeli Culture and Identity; Chapter 5 Representations of Culture and Identity in Arab Israeli Literature; Chapter 6 Discussions with Arab Israeli Literati; Chapter 7 Perceptions from the "Other"; Chapter 8 Interviews with Jewish Israeli Literate; Chapter 9 Epilogue; Chapter 10 References; Chapter 11 Indes

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