Palestinian Identity in Jordan and Israel
The Necessary "Others" in the Making of a Nation
Routledge – 2005 – 284 pages
The book examines the process of national identity formation. It argues that identity, whether of a small community, a nation, an ethnic group, or a religious community, requires an Other against whom it becomes meaningful. In other words, identity develops via difference from Others against whom our sense of self becomes meaningful. This thesis emerges out of the synthesis the study develops from the from the various modern and poststructuralist theories of identity and nationalism.
1. Introduction 2. Literature Review 3. Theoretical Model 4. Methods and Research Design 5. Findings and Analysis 6. The Israeli History Textbooks 7. Summary and Conclusions