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Unsettling Gaza – Secular Liberalism, Radical Religion, and the Israeli Settlement Project - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Unsettling Gaza: Secular Liberalism, Radical Religion, and the Israeli Settlement Project

Joyce Dalsheim


This ethnographic study takes a unique approach to one of the most contentious issues in the Middle East—the Israeli settlement project. The book’s work intercedes in the conflict between religiously motivated Jewish settlers and their liberal and secular opponents and asks the reader to suspend judgment just long enough to gain fresh insight. The book shows that the intense antagonism between these groups disguises their fundamental similarities and reveals the social and cultural work achieved through a politics of mutual denunciation. While previous studies have examined settlers and other ... More

Keywords: secular, religious, settler, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Jewish, conflict, Middle East, Gaza, disengagement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199751204
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751204.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joyce Dalsheim, author
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
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