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Students and Resistance in Palestine: Books, Guns and Politics

Students and Resistance in Palestine: Books, Guns and Politics (Hardback)

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Exploring the Palestinian Student Movement from an historical and sociological perspective, this book demonstrates how Palestinian national identity has been built in the absence of national institutions, whilst emphasizing the role of higher educationã as an agent of social change, capable of crystallizing patterns of national identity.











Focussing on the political and social activities of Palestinian students in two arenas - the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and the Palestinian diaspora, Students & Resistance covers the period from 1952-2000. The book investigates the commonality of the goal of the respective movements in securing independence and the building of a sovereign Palestinian state, whilst simultaneously comparing their development, social tone and the differing challenges each movement faced.











Examining a plethora of sources including; Palestinian student magazines, PLO documents, Palestinian and Arabic news media, and archival records, to demonstrate how the Palestinian Student Movements became a major political player, this book is of interest to scholars and students of Palestinian History, Politics and the Arab-Israeli Conflict.

Ido Zelkovitz is Research Fellow at the Ezri Centre for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies and teaches in the Department of Middle Eastern History at the University of Haifa, Israel. Dr Zelkovitz was a post-doctoral research fellow in The Institute of Sociology at the Georg-August-Universitat Goettingen and he is Currently the Schusterman Visiting Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota for the Academic Year of 2014/15.

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