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Israeli and Palestinian Collective Narratives in Conflict

A Tribute to Shifra Sagy and Her Work

Editor(s): Adi Mana, Anan Srour

Book Description

Examining the “social laboratory” of the Israeli and Palestinian societies to better understand social conflicts and the construction of diverse and conflicting collective narratives, this book gives readers a window into Professor Shifra Sagy’s unique approach to intergroup conflicts and peace education. With a focus on both theory and practice, it describes the model of perceptions of collective narratives that she developed with her colleagues. The contributions here offer insight into the intergroup conflicts between Israelis and Palestinians, Palestinian Muslims and Christians, Jewish ‘National Religious’ and people of ultra-Orthodox faith, and Palestinians living in Israel and those living in the West Bank.

Perceptions of collective narratives help crystallize social identity, a sense of community and national coherence, and a culture of conflict. Often this creates obstacles to peace and conflict resolution. This book instead looks at how we can use these constructions to promote reconciliation.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-5742-0
ISBN-10: 1-5275-5742-1
Date of Publication: 01/10/2020
Pages / Size: 410 / A5
Price: £67.99


Adi Mana, PhD, is an educational psychologist and a family therapist, a Senior Lecturer in the School of Behavioural Sciences in the Peres Academic Center, Rehovot, Israel. Her research is focused on inter-group relations in Israel, and she is mainly interested in acculturation strategies, perceptions of collective narratives, identity, and sense of coherence among minorities.

Anan Srour, PhD, is a supervisor in educational psychology working in the Center for Psychological Services in East Jerusalem. He is also a team supervisor for several psychosocial organizations in the West Bank. His research focuses on the perceptions of collective narratives as a method of understanding intergroup relationships in various conflictual contexts.