Women and the Israeli Occupation: The Politics of Change

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The brief and dramatic war that intiated Israel's occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in 1967 has become a source of long-term changes for Palestinians in the occupied territories, as well as for Israeli Palestinians and for Israeli Jews. Israel's victory created an occupier/occupied relationship which placed Israeli Jews in the position of power, and left the Palestinians of the occupied territories powerless. Women and the Israeli Occupation analyzes the impact of this unblanaced relationship on the occupiers and the occupied, Palestinian and Jewish women.
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Eleven essays analyze the impact of the occupier/occupied dichotomy on the lives of Palestinian, Israeli Palestinian, and Israeli Jewish women. The book argues that the occupation has exposed internal conflicts, challenging social structures within all three societies, as well as reinforcing existing loyalties as Palestinian and Jewish women have moved into public political action and worked together to end the occupation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

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1 Women and the Israeli Occupation: The context 1
2 What has the occupation done to Palestinian and Israeli women? 16
3 Between national and social liberation: The Palestinian women's movement in the Israeli occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip 33
4 Heightened Palestinian nationalism: Military occupation, repression, difference and gender 62
5 Israeli women against the Occupation: Political growth and the persistence of ideology 88
6 Palestinian women in Israel: Identity in light of the Occupation 106
7 Homefront as battlefield: Gender, military occupation and violence against women 121
8 Trends in labor market participation and gender-linked occupational differentiation 138
9 Women street peddlers: The phenomenon of Bastat in the Palestinian informal economy 147
10 Environmental problems affecting Palestinian women under occupation 164
11 A feminist politics of health care: The case of Palestinian women under Israeli occupation, 1979-1982 179
Index 199
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