Identity Paints Territory

The Perception of Space among the Arabs of Israel


Yitzhak Schnell

Publisher Van Leer Institute Press
Language Hebrew
Year of Publication 1994
Series The Institute for Israeli Arab Studies

The author uses original and varied research methods to characterize the ways in which Arabs divide the Israeli space into territorial units that reflect the various levels and variations in power of the definition of their collective identity. The study reveals the spectrum of contrary and contradictory elements that compose the identities of the Arabs in Israel and examines the conditions that help them create a bearable coexistence of their Palestinian identity, Israeli citizenship, and national affiliation.

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