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Struggling for a Just PeaceIsraeli and Palestinian Activism in the Second Intifada$
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Maia Carter Hallward

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813036526

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813036526.001.0001

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Examining the Boundaries of “Peace”

Examining the Boundaries of “Peace”

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Struggling for a Just Peace

Maia Carter Hallward

University Press of Florida

This chapter discusses the psychological, social, economic, cultural, and political boundaries affecting peace activism in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Using Ringmar's concept of “geography of affection” and Tilly's idea of “contentious performances,” it suggests that such boundaries are maintained, negotiated, and challenged through social interaction. Not only are political, social, cultural, and economic boundaries co-constitutive, but they can be noncongruous, especially as demonstrated in examples having to do with the status of Palestinian citizens of Israel. By focusing on the boundaries of identity and changing contextual factors that shape the possibilities for challenging and adjusting these boundaries, the chapter argues that peace activists can best engage in peacebuilding work. The chapter introduces the main themes of the book and argues that studying Israeli and Palestinian groups that continued their activism during the second Intifada may give insight into what works to build peace.

Keywords:   Ringmar, geography of affection, boundaries, identity, Tilly, Palestinian citizens of Israel, peace activists

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