An Island of Civility In an Ethos of Conflict: Examining Motivation, Constraint, and Social Change In Israeli-Palestinian Shared Society Peacebuilding

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Title: An Island of Civility In an Ethos of Conflict: Examining Motivation, Constraint, and Social Change In Israeli-Palestinian Shared Society Peacebuilding
Authors: Avitzur, Yoad
Date: 2020-05-11
Abstract: This thesis studies an island of civility embedded in an ethos of conflict, focusing on a shared society peacebuilding initiative between Palestinian and Jewish citizens of Israel. Undertaken in close partnership with the NGO Hand in Hand: The Centre for Bilingual Jewish-Arab Education in Israel using a semi-participatory approach, this research describes the evolution of Hand in Hand from a small grassroots organization to a multimillion-dollar NGO. Drawing on survey data (n = 107), personal interviews (n = 25), and key insights from a four-month ethnography, this dissertation analyzes the social change function of Hand in Hand, ordinary citizens’ motivations for enrolling their children in bilingual (Hebrew/Arabic) schools, and the drivers and barriers for attending peacebuilding activities for adults.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/40487
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-24720
CollectionThèses, 2011 - // Theses, 2011 -
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