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ERIC Number: ED531226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug-24
Pages: 304
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-8476-9427-0
Examining Education, Media, and Dialogue under Occupation: The Case of Palestine and Israel. Critical Language and Literacy Studies
Nasser, Ilham; Berlin, Lawrence N.; Wong, Shelley
Multilingual Matters
This book is an in-depth examination of education and media under occupation. The contributors to this volume engage dialogue to explore these domains and their roles and functioning under occupation while keeping an eye toward resolution, using the on-going conflict between Palestine and Israel as the focus. The uniqueness of this collection is not limited to the willingness of its authors to investigate topics that have often been left out of the mainstream, but that they actually enter into dialogue with one another. Education and media are exemplified as domains that can either maintain the status quo of oppression when used by policymakers and governments to do so or can be utilized as mechanisms for change and peacemaking. These contradictory roles are highlighted throughout this book by multiple voices. Part 1: Education, contains the following chapters: (1) Palestinian Education under Occupation: Successes and Challenges (K. Shakhshir); (2) The Healing Power of Stories: Dialogue through English Language Learning (I. Deeb and G. Weinstein); (3) Positionalities and Personal Perspectives on Educational Research under Occupation: Where is Hope? (S. Wong and I. Nasser); (4) Emancipatory Discourse? An Ethnographic Case Study of English Language Teaching in an Arabic-Hebrew Bilingual School (J. Schlam-Salman and Z. Bekerman); and (5) The Presentation of Palestinians in Israeli Schoolbooks (N. Peled-Elhanan). Part 2: Media, presents: (6) Palestinians, Arab American Muslims and the Media (N. Ayish); (7) The Political Discourse of the Israeli Occupation: The Spirit of Orientalism (A. Atawneh); (8) The War on Gaza: American and Egyptian Media Framing (N.H. El-Bilawi); and (9) Language and the Art of Spin: Commendation and Condemnation in Media Discourse (L.N. Berlin). Part 3: Dialogue, provides: (10) Dis-covering Peace: Dominant and Counterdiscourse of the Middle East (S. Silberstein); (11) An Israeli-Palestinian Partnership: Can We Find a Joint Language? And Should We? (M. Zak); (12) Postcolonialism and the Jewish Palestinian Encounter (R. Halabi); (13) Checkpoint: Turning Discourse into Dialogue (S.J. Kent, R. Sibii and A.R. Napoleone); and (14) Where is the Hope? A Call for Action (S. Wong, I. Nasser and L.N. Berlin). [The introduction was written by I. Nasser, L.N. Berlin and S. Wong.]
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Egypt; Israel; Palestine; United States
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