A challenge, a mission, a hope for a better life for all in an embattled country. This was the author’s vision in The Other’s Other. The challenge turned out to be greater and different than imagined; the mission more exasperating; the hope, more complicated. The book offers a new perspective on the problematic encounter between Jewish and Arab Israelis through the experience of a Jewish lecturer at an Arab college in an Arab city in Israel. The author’s unique insights into Arab Israeli culture gleaned from conversations with staff and students, students’ work, and everyday contact offer a window on the often conflicting feelings; the ambiguities, ambivalent identities, and layers of reality; the questions, doubts and dilemmas that mark the struggle of Arabs and Jews living in one country. It is also a meditation on the rewards and difficulties of discovering and accepting the other – and oneself as the other’s other. Of coexistence.
|Publisher:||Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Dr. Helen Paloge is an English lecturer in an Arab college in Israel. Originally from Montreal and New York, she has lived in Israel for the past 40 years. She is also the author of a book about the female body in literature.
Table of Contents
Contents: The Beginning – The Big Cover-Up – Freedom – Meeting – Friction – Revelations – Condemnation – The Split – Second Thoughts or Cold Feet – Epilogue: Glimpses of change: The arrival of the 7 fat years?