Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness

    • Title: Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness
    • Author(s) / Editor(s): Rashid Khalidi (Author)
    • Publisher: Columbia University Press
    • Year: 2009
    • ISBN-10: 023115075X
    • ISBN-13: 978-0231150750
    • Language: English
    • Pages: 352
    • Size / Format: 33,8 mb / pdf
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    • Password: falastinpress

Description: This foundational text now features a new introduction by Rashid Khalidi reflecting on the significance of his work over the past decade and its relationship to the struggle for Palestinian nationhood. Khalidi also casts an eye to the future, noting the strength of Palestinian identity and social solidarity yet wondering whether current trends will lead to Palestinian statehood and independence.

Rashid Khalidi’s massive study of the construction of Palestinian national identity is a pathbreaking work of major importance. It is the first book to work from the premise that such an identity does in fact exist and then proceeds to uncover its overlapping layers, historical phases, and tragic setbacks with a complete mastery of the relevant literature in Arabic, Hebrew, and Western sources. This is an essential book for anyone trying to understand the Byzantine complexities and background of the flawed Middle East peace process…. Extremely readable and gripping, Palestinian Identity is a remarkable achievement of the historian’s art. (Edward Said, author of Orientalism )


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