A personal journey forces the author to confront her Jewish identity and Western feminism. Weaving together anecdotes, interviews, and observations, she captures the vitality of the early days of the intifada and the problems that later began to plague the movement after the Gulf War.
Sherna Berger Gluck directs the Oral History Program and teaches in the Women's Studies Program at California State University, Long Beach. Her previously published books include Women's Words: The Feminist Practice of Oral History (with Daphne Patai).
Acknowledgments Introduction: The People Part I: 1988 to 1990: A Time of Hope December 25, 1988, to January 8, 1989 1. Arrival 2. The Rooted, the Uprooted, and the Transplanted 3. Nablus: Death and Destruction on the Mountain of Fire 4. The Gaza Strip: Where It All Began 5. Jerusalem: Pages from a Notebook, I 6. From Charity to Emancipation 7. Songs of Children June 3, 1989, to June 16, 1989 8. Summer 1989 9. Jerusalem: Pages from a Notebook, II 10. The Building blocks 11. Kufr Nameh: Introduction to a Liberated Village 12. Issawiyeh: Winds of Change, I 13. Return to Gaza 14. Jerusalem: Pages from a Notebook, III 15. Inside the Green Line: From Apathy to Activism December 27, 1989, to January 24, 1990 16. Winter 1990 17. The Politics of Hope 18. Jerusalem: Pages from a Notebook, IV 19. Inside the Green Line: Palestinians without Hope 20. Kufr Nameh: From Symbol to Concrete Reality 21. Jerusalem: Pages from a Notebook, V 22. A Time of Hope Part II: The Post-Gulf War Era: A Time of Reflection Summer 1991 23. Jerusalem: Pages from a Notebook, VI 24. The Jordan Valley: Land and Water 25. Kufr Nameh: Are the Flags Still Flying? 26. Issawiyeh: Winds of Change, II 27. "They're Swimming in Gaza" 28. Division and Disarray inside the Green Line 29. Is It Worth It? 30. Women and the Intifada: Two Steps Forward, One Step Backward 31. A Turning Point Epilogue Glossary Historical Chronology
"[A] thoughtful Jewish feminist look at the struggles between Israel and Palestine during the intifada years." -Feminist Bookstore News "Her sensitive and vivid account evokes [the intifada's] hope and despair, its failures and achievements, and its unending human significance." -Noam Chomsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "...a serious and conscious effort to grapple with the diversity in feminist thought and practice while resisting the imposition of her own brand of 'Western' feminism on Palestinian women." -Rabab Abdulhadi, National Board, Union of Palestinian Women's Associations in North America
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