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Behind the Intifada : labor and women's movements in the occupied territories /
Joost R. Hiltermann.
imprint
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1991.
description
xvii, 265 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0691078696 (alk. paper) :
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imprint
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1991.
isbn
0691078696 (alk. paper) :
catalogue key
2287377
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-254) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Joost R. Hiltermann received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz
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"A very important book, a major contribution to the literature on national movements and social mobilization and to our understanding of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. . . . A richly detailed and nuanced analysis of activism among Palestinian women and workers."-- Zachary Lockman, Harvard University
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Appeared in Choice on 1992-05:
In this splendid piece of first-rate research Hiltermann focuses on the struggle for Palestinian national liberation by addressing the mobilization of workers and women in trade unions and women's committees. On the basis of primary data collected, interviews, and his own observations, Hltermann asserts the Palestinian case is now being heard and is receiving the attention it deserves. His book is the first full study dedicated to the role of labor and of women in mobilizing support for the Palestinian struggle. He admirably details the involvement of both components, gives a list of their political and popular organizations, as well as international affiliations. In his structuring and presentation of data, Hiltermann combines perception with precision and cuts to the heart of the issues and problems confronting labor and women in their pursuit of legitimate Palestinian rights. The need for this struggle arose from a peculiar combination of settler-colonialism and military rule that resulted in the integration of the occupied territories into Israel. This entailed administrative takeover, economic exploitation, increasing alienation from the land, and the settlement of Jews in the area. The study is enhanced by a full "Index of Organizations," and an adequate bibliography reflecting the result of Hiltermann's field work. All levels.-C. E. Farah, University of Minnesota
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One of Choice 's Outstanding Academic Titles for 1992
"In the first comprehensive treatment of the subject, Hiltermann argues that the local trade unions and women's organisations provided the uprising with an infrastructure. . . . Hiltermann's book is rich in detail and encyclopedic in scope."-- Lawrence Tal, The Times Higher Education Supplement
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Before the "intifada" began, Joost Hiltermann had already looked at local organizations in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip and seen there the main elements that would eventually be used to mobilize the Palestinian masses. In the first comprehensive study of these organizations, Hiltermann shows how local organizers provided basic services unavailable under military rule, while recruiting for the cause of Palestinian nationalism.
Main Description
Before the intifada began, Joost Hiltermann had already looked at local organizations in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip and seen there the main elements that would eventually be used to mobilize the Palestinian masses. In the first comprehensive study of these organizations, Hiltermann shows how local organizers provided basic services unavailable under military rule, while recruiting for the cause of Palestinian nationalism.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Index of Organizationsp. xiii
Mass Mobilization under Occupationp. 3
The Structural Contextp. 17
The Political Contextp. 38
The Labor Movementp. 56
The Women's Movementp. 126
Popular Organizations and the Uprisingp. 173
Conclusionp. 208
Notesp. 219
Bibliographyp. 245
Indexp. 255
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