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ERIC Number: EJ787617
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
The Excluded Citizenship Identity: Palestinian/Arab Israeli Young People Negotiating Their Political Identities
Pinson, Halleli
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v29 n2 p201-212 Mar 2008
This paper explores the ways in which Arab/Palestinian high school students in Israel negotiate their civic and national identities. The paper draws upon qualitative data that included semi-structured interviews and focus groups with 20 students in an Arab Muslim high school. It focuses on the ways in which they make sense of the notion of citizenship and negotiate their position as Arab/Palestinian Muslim citizens in a Jewish state. The paper attempts to go beyond common conceptualisations of political identities of the Arab/Palestinian minority in Israel. It suggests that Arab/Palestinian students are aware of the politics of citizenship in Israel and draw upon different discourses of citizenship and meanings of inclusion in defining their belongings. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel