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Oral and social history (Palestine included)

Contributed by Terra Sancta School For Girls on 02.09.2006:

New Jordan Research Institute

Conference on Social and Women’s History

August 16-18, 2005

Amman, Jordan

ORAL AND SOCIAL HISTORY:

PERSPECTIVES ON THE STATE-OF-THE-ART

by

Thomas M. Ricks, Ph.D.

Department of History

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

USA

“History is a process, an argument, and is compos(...)

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Ottoman Jerusalem – The Living City: 1517-1917

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 29.08.2006:

Edited by Sylvia Auld and Robert Hillenbrand

Altajir World of Islam Trust, London, 2000, 1168 pages

This is not a book to be thrown into one’s backpack for reading while sun-tanning on the beach or lazying on the lawn in the garden. This is a serious publication that is too heavy to be carried around. The two-part tome makes for an invaluable reference book on Jerusalem, its his(...)

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Jerusalem Heritage and Life

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 14.07.2006:

Old City of Jerusalem Revitalisation Plan

Welfare Association/Old City of Jerusalem Revitalisation Programme

Ramallah, 2003

This publication is the updated English version of the first Palestinian-initiated development plan for the Old City of Jerusalem, originally published in Arabic in 2002. It forms a dynamic and practical guideline for the comprehensive revitalizatio(...)

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Resilience in the Palestinian Occupied Territories (2)

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 26.06.2006:

RESILIENCE IN THE PALESTINIAN OCCUPIED TERRITORIES (2)

Toine van Teeffelen, Hania Bitar and Saleem Habash

THE STORY OF PYALARA

Pyalara was established in 1999, initially with the aim to serve a Palestinian youth audience as a youth media and communications–oriented non-governmental organization. It was an initiative by a group of youth journalists who were determined to g(...)

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Media and Palestine

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 26.06.2006:

THE MEDIA AND PALESTINE

Toine van Teeffelen

As a guide and consultant living in Bethlehem, Palestine, I have regularly coordinated visits of groups of Westerners coming over to see Palestinian reality with their own eyes. Almost always those visitors felt afterwards that what they saw did not correspond with the image of Palestinian reality they had before. Somehow the impact an(...)

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Sumud as Palestinian value

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 23.06.2006:

SUMUD REVISITED

Paper presented at the Celebrating Nonviolence Conference in Bethlehem, December 27-30, 2005

By Toine van Teeffelen, Arab Educational Institute-Open Windows, Bethlehem

COMMENTS ARE WELCOME: tvant@p-ol.com

Historical meaning of sumud

Who does not know and who is not startled by the stories of Palestinian civilians whose houses have been demoli(...)

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Article about why Palestinian community stories are terribly important

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 23.06.2006:

(Ex)communicating Palestine: From Bestselling Terrorist Fiction to Real-Life Personal Accounts

Toine van Teeffelen

Studies of the Novel, Vol 36, number 3 (Fall 2004)

(unedited text)

[This text is relevant for PFN in so far it analyzes the need for developing stories about Palestinian daily life, including diaries, for the purpose of "communicating Palestine" effect(...)

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Wasif Jawhariyyeh: diary book

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 20.06.2006:

A Colourful Personality of a Bygone Era

The recent publication of the Jawhariyyeh memoirs on Ottoman Jerusalem is an occasion to highlight the life of an eccentric and profoundly original citizen of the Holy City. Wasif Jawhariyyeh (1898-1972) was one of Jerusalem's most illustrious citizens: composer, oud player, poet, and chronicler. Jawhariyyeh's memoirs span a period of sixty year(...)

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In Search of Fatima

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 17.06.2006:

A Palestinian Story Verso, London, 2002, 451 pages, $26.00

By Ghada Karmi

Ghada Karmi's book tells the dramatic story of her search for personal and political identity. Her family was forced out of their comfortable West Jerusalem home by Jewish attacks meant to rid the area of Palestinians beginning in January 1948. Finally, the infamous Deir Yassin massacre of April 9, 1948 m(...)

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People’s stories during the second Intifada

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 23.05.2006:

An Exploratory Analysis conducted on the base of stories collected at the Arab Educational Institute, Bethlehem, October-November 2000

The following is an overview of different types of stories told in the Bethlehem and Hebron region (Palestine) during what has become known as the “Al Aqsa Intifada.” Most are stories that have circulated widely within the local communities. The purpose(...)

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