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The Cultural History of Jewish-Arab Relations in Palestine/Israel

Histoire culturelle des relations entre Juifs et Arabes en Palestine / Israël

Revue d'histoire culturelle (XVIIIe-XXIe siècle)

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Published on Friday, April 03, 2020 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

The journal Revue d'histoire culturelle (XVIIIe-XXIe siècles) is pleased to announce a call for papers toward an issue on the cultural history of Jewish-Arab relations in Palestine / Israel between the late 19th and early 21st centuries. For a long period, the dominant approach to the history of Jewish-Arab relations in Palestine / Israel employed the lenses of political, diplomatic and military history. This approach underscored the power relations between the two national movements – the Zionist and the Palestinian – and studied them ''from above" by investigating their political leaders, diplomats and military men, and by emphasizing their violent confrontations. The historians who adopted this perspective assumed that each of these national societies was monolithic, and that the boundaries between them were clear-cut. Recent years, however, have seen a growing tendency to study Jewish-Arab relations from a cultural perspective that examines them "from below" and observes manifestations of popular culture and practices of everyday life.

Announcement

Argument

The journal Revue d'histoire culturelle (XVIIIe-XXIe siècles) is pleased to announce a call for papers toward an issue on the cultural history of Jewish-Arab relations in Palestine / Israel between the late 19th and early 21st centuries.

For a long period, the dominant approach to the history of Jewish-Arab relations in Palestine / Israel employed the lenses of political, diplomatic and military history. This approach underscored the power relations between the two national movements – the Zionist and the Palestinian – and studied them ''from above" by investigating their political leaders, diplomats and military men, and by emphasizing their violent confrontations. The historians who adopted this perspective assumed that each of these national societies was monolithic, and that the boundaries between them were clear-cut.

Recent years, however, have seen a growing tendency to study Jewish-Arab relations from a cultural perspective that examines them "from below" and observes manifestations of popular culture and practices of everyday life. This new wave of research also emphasizes both the cleavages within each national society, and the cooperation between members of the two nations in areas such as gender, class and language. This special issue of the Revue d'histoire culturelle is intended as a contribution to this trend. However, contributors should bear in mind that the culture domain is permeated with power relations, which are not necessarily a mere reflection of the political field.

We therefore invite papers that study Jewish-Arab relations through concrete situations, particular objects and various categories such as leisure activities, education, heritage (including archeology and monuments), language, literature (including publishing and translation), theatre, advertisement, gastronomy, sport, and that take into account the complex interplay of domination, appropriation, cooperation and hybridization.

Timetable:

  •  Submission of an abstract (200-250 words) and bio-bibliographical note : 1 May 2020.

  •  Notification of selected authors: 15 May 2020.
  •  Submission of full papers (6000-9000 words): 30 September 2020.
  •  Final submission: 15 January 2021
  •  Publication: March 2021

Abstracts should be sent to revuedeladhc@gmail.com

Revue d'histoire culturelle (XVIIIe-XXIe siècles) is the journal of the Association pour le Développement de l'Histoire Culturelle.

The journal site: http://www.adhc.asso.fr/-Revue-de-l-ADHC-.html

The journal publishes papers in French and in English

Guest editors

Avner Ben-Amos, Tel-Aviv University, and Vincent Lemire, director of the French Research Center at Jerusalem (CNRS).

Date(s)

  • Friday, May 01, 2020

Keywords

  • juif, arabe, Israel, Palestine, culture

Contact(s)

  • Evelyne Cohen
    courriel : evelyne [dot] cohen [at] wanadoo [dot] fr
  • Avner Ben-Amos
    courriel : revuedeladhc [at] gmail [dot] com
  • vincent lemire
    courriel : revuedeladhc [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Evelyne Cohen
    courriel : evelyne [dot] cohen [at] wanadoo [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« The Cultural History of Jewish-Arab Relations in Palestine/Israel », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Friday, April 03, 2020, https://calenda.org/769514

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