product description page

Israeli Discourse and the West Bank : Dialectics of Normalization and Estrangement (Hardcover) (Elie

Israeli Discourse and the West Bank : Dialectics of Normalization and Estrangement (Hardcover) (Elie - image 1 of 1

About this item

How can irregular political situations, which impact the lives of millions, become normalized? Specifically, within the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, how can 50 years of Israeli control over the Occupied Territories become accepted within Israeli society as a normal, possibly even banal phenomenon? Conversely, how can such a situation be estranged from daily reality, denied any relation to who "we" are? This volume explores these questions through the lens of two central discourses that dominate the Israeli debate regarding the future of the Occupied Territories: 1) Occupation Normalization Discourse, which portrays Israeli control of the territories as a "normal" part of life; 2) Occupation Estrangement Discourse, which portrays this situation as distant from Israeli reality. In addressing these discourses, the authors develop a new methodological tool, Dialectic Discourse Analysis, which examines discourse as a process of perpetual positing and synthesis of oppositions through the discursive construction, differentiation and mediation of self and other.Through this approach, the authors illustrate that these discourses are dialectically constituted in opposition to one another, feeding off one another, each enabling the other to exist. This dynamic has resulted in a fixed discourse, preventing any progress towards a synthesis of oppositions.

Number of Pages: 176
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines
Series Title: Cultural Discourse Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Elie Friedman & Dalia Gavriely-Nuri
Language: English
Street Date: October 30, 2017
TCIN: 53201468
UPC: 9781138678798
Item Number (DPCI): 248-56-4359
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.

Guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.