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The Road to Martyrs' Square

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  • 304 Nombre de pages
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A provocative study chronicles two interlocking--and frequently conflicting--journeys surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict... Lire la suite
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A provocative study chronicles two interlocking--and frequently conflicting--journeys surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and explores cult martyrdom in the underground media of the intifada and the struggle for friendship across divides.

"This is a highly unusual and - its subject matter notwithstanding - thoroughly enjoyable book. Part memoir, part travelogue, part portfolio and review of street media - from graffiti to pre-mission videotapes - the book provides just what it promises: a journey into the world of the suicide bomber. Oliver and Steinberg are interested in drawing a portrait, not analyzing a movement. With a light hand they provide a cogent account of the distinctions and the tensions between the nationalists and the Islamists, and the gradual institutionalization of Hamas over the course of the first intifada. They describe not a cult of martyrdom, but an entire social system that supports martyrdom. Without proffering analysis, they describe tight social networks, intense small-group loyalty and the motivating power of the desire for revenge.... Riveting storytelling."Louise Richardson, Harvard University, Financial Times

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg are writers based in Portland, Oregon. They are Research Scholars in Global and International Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara and former Visiting Scholars at the Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard.

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Combining in equal measure the critical and the compassionate, the tragic and the absurd, this memoir is an intense, street-level tour of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 66 halftones.

In this unique study, the authors go deep into the world of the Palestinian group Hamas, in an effort to understand what motivates the young men of the movement to lay down their lives in suicidal act of murder.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: The Road to Martyrs' Square
Sous-titre: A Journey into the World of the Suicide Bomber
Code EAN: 9780195305593
ISBN: 978-0-19-530559-3
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Oxford University Press
Genre: Religion et théologie
nombre de pages: 304
Poids: 445g
Taille: H227mm x B151mm x T19mm
Année: 2006