Growing Up Palestinia by Laetitia Bucaille
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Growing Up Palestinia
By Laetitia Bucaille

Growing Up Palestinia

Israeli Occupation and the Intifada Generation Revised edition

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Growing Up Palestinia by Laetitia Bucaille

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This remarkable book tells the inside story of three young men caught up in the Palestinian intifada. Through their stories, the tangled and tragic web of the past twenty years of the most enduring conflict in the Middle East unfolds before us. For over a decade, Laetitia Bucaille lived in the Occupied Territories for months at a time, gaining rare access to the three militants she calls Sami, Najy, and Bassam and many other Palestinians they crossed paths with--those who grew up during the first intifada and whose lives became bound up with the second, which erupted in 2000. The result is an intimate yet unsentimental portrait of daily life in the West Bank and Gaza from the mid-1980s to today. Raised in squalid refugee camps, and veterans of Israeli prisons and forced exile, Sami, Najy, and Bassam are torn between the struggle against Israel and a desire for a stable family life. Shooting a suspected informer at point blank range turns out to be easier than learning job skills for a globalized economy. For many young Palestinians, collective political failure mirrors their shipwrecked lives. A riveting blend of social and political analysis, Growing Up Palestinian shows us Palestinian society as it unfolds in camps, prisons, homes, and the street. This is a society divided by class, age, politics, and religion, and consumed by corruption--a society that must somehow integrate its underprivileged and brutalized youth into nonviolent and productive activity if it is ever to meet the daunting challenges ahead. In a new afterword, the author examines the social and political developments in the Occupied Territories since the book's publication in 2004, including the implications of Yasser Arafat's death and the challenges and opportunities presented to his elected successor, Mahmood Abbas.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691126111
ISBN-10: 0691126119
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 27-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Laetitia Bucaille

Laetitia Bucaille is Laetitia Bucaille is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Bordeaux II; Associate Researcher at the Centre d'etudes de relations internationales of the l'Institut d'etudes politiques in Paris; and a member of the Institut universitaire de France. She is the author of "Gaza: la violence de la paix".

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