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Co-Memory and Melancholia: Israelis Memorialising the Palestinian Nakba

Ronit Lentin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081705
eISBN:
9781781702550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081705.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The 1948 war that led to the creation of the State of Israel also resulted in the destruction of Palestinian society, when some 80 per cent of the Palestinians who lived in the major part of ... More


Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities

Anaheed. Al-Hardan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231176361
eISBN:
9780231541220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176361.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

One hundred thousand Palestinians fled to Syria after being expelled from Palestine upon the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. Integrating into Syrian society over time, their experience ... More


The Palestinian Nakba and the Arab-Jewish Melancholy: An Essay on Sovereignty and Translation

Yehouda Shenhav

in Jews and the Ends of Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282005
eISBN:
9780823284795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282005.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter begins by discussing the efforts of the State of Israel to suppress both Palestinian assertion of state power and Palestinian spiritual renaissance. Much about these efforts can be ... More


Historicising the Nakba: contested Nakba narratives as an ongoing process1

Ronit Aaron

in Co-Memory and Melancholia: Israelis Memorialising the Palestinian Nakba

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081705
eISBN:
9781781702550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081705.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter addresses the revisionist histories of the 1948 war, spearheaded in the 1980s by historians Benny Morris and Avi Shlaim, and political scientist Ilan Pappe. It places the Nakba accounts ... More


Melancholia, Nakba co-memory and the politics of return

Ronit Aaron

in Co-Memory and Melancholia: Israelis Memorialising the Palestinian Nakba

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081705
eISBN:
9781781702550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081705.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter reviews the memory and melancholia nexus through several prisms. It starts by asking whether Israeli-Jewish Nakba co-memoration ultimately serves to construct activists' Jewish identity ... More


The Nakba in Arab Thought

Anaheed Al-Hardan

in Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231176361
eISBN:
9780231541220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176361.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter maps the Nakba's universe of discourse in Arab thought, this discourse's transformation and eventual disappearance after 1967, and the emergence of the Nakba in its contemporary changed ... More


The Israeli War of Independence (1947–1949)

David Malet

in Foreign Fighters: Transnational Identity in Civic Conflicts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199939459
eISBN:
9780199333127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939459.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Israeli War of Independence was the first major modern instance of a transnational ethnic diaspora coming to the assistance of kinsmen in an ethnic conflict. Facing an overwhelming military ... More


Reconstituting a Moral Order

Nina Gren

in Occupied Lives: Maintaining Integrity in a Palestinian Refugee Camp in the West Bank

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166952
eISBN:
9781617976568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166952.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Chapter 4 concerns the reestablishment of a moral order in a refugee camp continuously shaken since the Nakba. No longer Intifada activists, the camp residents focused on being morally upright in ... More


Introduction: living in the shadow

Ronit Aaron

in Co-Memory and Melancholia: Israelis Memorialising the Palestinian Nakba

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081705
eISBN:
9781781702550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081705.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book starts by presenting the deconstruction of the myths presented which enabled the denial of the destruction of Palestine. Questions of guilt, responsibility and accountability are regularly ... More


Memory sites, postmemory, co-memory

Ronit Aaron

in Co-Memory and Melancholia: Israelis Memorialising the Palestinian Nakba

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081705
eISBN:
9781781702550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081705.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter links the theoretical foundations and politics of social memory in relation to the building blocks of the current ‘memory turn’ in the social sciences to social memory in the Israeli ... More


Memory and melancholia

Ronit Aaron

in Co-Memory and Melancholia: Israelis Memorialising the Palestinian Nakba

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081705
eISBN:
9781781702550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081705.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter describes the psychic reproduction of Nakba comemory by Israeli Jews. It discusses Sigmund Freud's ‘Mourning and melancholia’. It reports Haim Bresheeth's rereading of Freud. It then ... More


The road to Damascus

Ronit Aaron

in Co-Memory and Melancholia: Israelis Memorialising the Palestinian Nakba

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081705
eISBN:
9781781702550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081705.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter describes the construction of the reawakening of the Israeli Jewish memory of the Nakba as a ‘road to Damascus’ tale told by post- and anti-Zionist Israeli Jews. It tries to fathom the ... More


Zochrot: Nakba co-memory as performance

Ronit Aaron

in Co-Memory and Melancholia: Israelis Memorialising the Palestinian Nakba

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081705
eISBN:
9781781702550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081705.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter places Zochrot within what is seen as the ongoing crisis of the Israeli resistance movement. It reports the performative nature of its postmemory work. It also discusses the role of the ... More


The Threads of Our Story: The Unsaid in Recent Israeli Prose

Amir Eshel

in Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924953
eISBN:
9780226924960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924960.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses short stories and novels that were all written during a period of bitter debates regarding 1948 and al-Nakba. These works also take into account a series of traumatic events in ... More


Ordinary ethics: conversation, friendship and democratic possibilities

Ruth Sheldon

in Tragic Encounters and Ordinary Ethics: Palestine-Israel in British Universities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784993146
eISBN:
9781526120700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993146.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter foregrounds my approach to ethics as a ‘new’ ethnographic object. I show how an attentive ethnographic sensibility can uncover forms of interpersonal relationality, which diverge from a ... More


Introduction: The Catastrophe of 1948, the Catastrophes of Today

Anaheed Al-Hardan

in Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231176361
eISBN:
9780231541220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176361.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter introduces the book's main concepts, case study and theoretical framework within the context of the ongoing Syrian war.


The Guardians’ Communities and Memories of Catastrophes

Anaheed Al-Hardan

in Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231176361
eISBN:
9780231541220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176361.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter thinks through the ways in which the generation of Palestine remember the past through their different communities, and the ways in which these memories mark them as communities. Their ... More


Second- and Third-Generation Postmemories of Palestine and Narratives on Nakba Memory

Anaheed Al-Hardan

in Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231176361
eISBN:
9780231541220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176361.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter comparatively examines second- and third-generation Palestinian refugees’ postmemories of Palestine, and their narratives on Nakba memory.


Conclusion: The Catastrophes of Today, The Catastrophe of 1948

Anaheed Al-Hardan

in Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231176361
eISBN:
9780231541220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176361.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter concludes the book by considering the arguments that were made in relation to the current meanings of the Nakba, and the future political possibilities that Palestinians' communities in ... More


Oh, Weakness; or, Shylock with a Split S

Aloni Udi

in What Does a Jew Want?: On Binationalism and Other Specters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157599
eISBN:
9780231527378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157599.003.0037
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter condemns Israel's demolition of settlements in Palestinian villages in the occupied territories by referencing to the character of Shylock in William Shakespeare's play The Merchant of ... More


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