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ERIC Number: ED432512
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Collective Identity Development among Arab-Palestinian Students in Israel: Context, Content, and Process.
Makkawi, Ibrahim
A study explored the process of collective identity development and related social-psychological factors among the Arab-Palestinian students in Israeli universities. The purpose was not only to explore the content or structure of collective identity among this national minority, but more importantly, to understand collective identity as a developmental process which is one of the most dominant among Arab-Palestinian youth in the university. Two sets of in-depth interviews with purposefully selected samples of Palestinian student activists were conducted in the summer of 1996 and the fall of 1997. The five main themes that emerged from the first round of interviews provided the bases of the study's second phase which included more structured interviews with another sample of student activists. Cross-case analysis was conducted on the transcripts by grouping together answers and comments from different participants regarding the same topic. Identification of categories and themes from the first set of interviews followed the procedure of Glaser and Strauss' (1967) grounded theory development. The second round of interviews probed more in depth into emerging themes; triangulation and validation of these themes was provided by using content analyses of over 1500 documents collected from the field and participant observation. The following main themes were identified in the first phase: collective identity achieved; inequality and group relative deprivation; party identification, membership and commitment; nationalism and feminism in the women's voices; and personal and social development of activists. Contains 45 references. (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel