Cite: Strömbom, Identity Shifts and Conflict Transformation – Probing the Israeli History Debates

Strömbom, Lisa. “Identity Shifts and Conflict Transformation – Probing the Israeli History Debates.” Mediterranean Politics (2013), online first edition.

URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13629395.2012.745707

Abstract

This article investigates narratives of Israeli history and identity and ways in which they can be understood as linked to the transformation of intractable conflicts. By using the case of Israeli New History, this study elaborates on the interplay between master and counter-commemorative narratives of identity and history, and the potential impact of that interaction when it comes to the development of conflict. The Israeli case exhibits an elaboration on societal boundaries and understandings of identity, which makes it apt to illustrate processes in which new understandings of history tie into the development of conflicts.

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