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Sustaining Conflict: Apathy and Domination in Israel-Palestine

Katherine Natanel


In the wake of continuing violence in Israel-Palestine, Sustaining Conflict examines how occupation, colonization, and domination are maintained not only through social sanction and popular support but also through the production of political apathy. Exploring the attitudes and experiences of self-defined leftist Jewish Israelis living in Tel Aviv and West Jerusalem, Katherine Natanel reveals how political depression, disengagement, and inaction serve to normalize the reality of violence and control. However, rather than signaling a state of passivity or an absence of care, here apathy takes s ... More

Keywords: political apathy, conflict, domination, Israel-Palestine, gender, feminist theory, normalcy, violence, active disengagement, leftists

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780520285255
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520285255.001.0001


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Katherine Natanel, author

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