ISBN-10:
0195394461
ISBN-13:
2900195394466
Pub. Date:
12/28/2010
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Narrative and the Politics of Identity: The Cultural Psychology of Israeli and Palestinian Youth

Narrative and the Politics of Identity: The Cultural Psychology of Israeli and Palestinian Youth

by Phillip L. Hammack

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ISBN-13: 2900195394466
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 12/28/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Philip L. Hammack, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz

Table of Contents

CONTENTS
Preface
PART 1. Orientations
A Note on Geographic Terminology
Prologue

Chapter 1. Culture, Identity, and Story: A Framework for the Study of Lives
I. Preliminary Provocations
II. Capturing Culture
III. Interrogating Identity
IV. The Cultural Psychology of Identity
V. Experimenting with Identity
VI. The Cosmopolitan Ideal
VII. Identity as Burden or Benefit?
VIII. Politicizing Psychology, Psychologizing Politics
IX. An Orientation

Chapter 2. A "Stranger" in the Holy Land
I. A Position
II. A Personal Narrative
III. Approaching the Study of Lives
IV. The Politics of the Field
V. Field Sites in Israel and Palestine
Jerusalem
Ramallah
Qadas
Beit Jala and Bethlehem
Tulkarm and Nablus
Tel Aviv
Taybeh
Haifa
The Gilboa
VI. Field Sites in the United States
Seeds of Peace
Hands of Peace
VII. The Interviewees
VIII. The Interview Procedure
IX. Analytic Strategy

PART 2. Stories

Chapter 3. "Jewish in My Blood": Stories of Jewish Israeli Youth
I. The Master Narrative of Jewish Israeli Identity
An Introduction
Contestations
Theme 1: Persecution and Victimization
Theme 2: Existential Insecurity
Theme 3: Exceptionalism
Theme 4: Delegitimization of Palestinian Identity
Summary
II. The Stories of Youth
Yossi: The Ambivalent Pragmatist
Noa: The Kibbutznik
Roai: The Settler
Ayelet: The Cosmopolitan
III. Summary: The Cultural Psychology of Jewish Israeli Youth

Chapter 4. "It's Not a Normal Life We Lead": Stories of Palestinian Youth
I. The Master Narrative of Palestinian Identity
An Introduction
Contestations
Theme 1: Loss and Dispossession
Theme 2: Resistance
Theme 3: Existential Insecurity
Theme 4: Delegitimization of Israeli Identity
Summary
II. The Stories of Youth
Ali: The Unlikely Islamist
Adara: The Pious Villager
Luca: The Christian Fighter
Lubna: The Survivor
III. Summary: The Cultural Psychology of Palestinian Youth

Chapter 5. "I Had a War with Myself": Palestinian-Israeli Youth and the Narration of Hyphenated Identities
I. The Master Narrative of Palestinian-Israeli Identity
Theme 1: Discrimination and Subordination
Theme 2: Hyphenation and "Double Marginality"
Theme 3: Existential Insecurity
Summary: The Palestinian-Israeli Master Narrative
II. The Stories of Youth
"I am Israeli First": The Story of Jibril
"I Had a War with Myself": The Story of Rania
"I am Divided between the Two": The Story of Sami
III. Summary: The Cultural Psychology of Palestinian-Israeli Youth

PART 3. Interventions

Chapter 6. Peace and the Politics of Contact: A Brief History
I. Contact: The Allure and the Challenge
II. The Pathology of Prejudice
III. The Normative Psychology of Prejudice
IV. From Personality to Identity
V. Identity and the Cultural Psychology of Contact
VI. The Idea of Israeli-Palestinian Contact
VII. Contact, Narrative, and Identity

Chapter 7. Re-Storying Self and Other: An American Experiment
I. The Synagogue and the Mosque
II. Identity Transcendence
"I Had Never Even Spoken to an Arab": The Story of Liat
"I Have Been Changed a Lot": The Story of Laila
"Maybe They are the Victim, the Real Victim": The Story of Noa
Summary: The Problem of Transcendence
III. Identity Accentuation
The Fatalist: The Story of Mohammed
The Settler: Revisiting the Story of Roai
The New Palestinian: Revisiting the Story of Jibril
IV. From Transcendence to Accentuation: An Analysis of Two Narratives over Time
The Cosmopolitan: Revisiting the Story of Ayelet
The Realist: Revisiting the Story of Laila
V. Conclusion: Contact and Identity

PART 4. Possibilities

Chapter 8. Peace, Justice, and the Politics of Identity: Toward a New Praxis
I. A Virtual Dialogue
II. Ambitious Arguments
III. Narrative and the Psychological Infrastructure of Conflict
IV. Against Cosmopolitanism
American Intervention as a "Civilizing" Project
The Problem of Power and Social Structure
The Meaning of Contact
V. What's Wrong with Identity?
VI. Psychology and the Politics of a New Praxis: From Interpretation to Social Change
Undisciplining the Discipline
Politicizing Peace Psychology
Peril and Promise in Israeli and Palestinian Lives
References

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