Israel Studies Seminar - Stacey Gutkowski (King's College London), 'Jewish Atheists in Foxholes? Phenomenologies of Violence and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict'.
|Starts:||15:00 25 May 2017|
|Ends:||16:30 25 May 2017|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
The Centre for Jewish Studies seminar programme has an Israel Studies theme. Our seminar programme is open to all (for free) and there is no need to book.
Unpacking and problematizing the popular adage, “there are no atheists in foxholes”, this paper analyses the narratives of young secular Jewish Israelis (hilonim) who have first-hand experience of violence attributable to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Their narratives are contextualized in relation to their explicitly Jewish, implicitly Jewish and non-Jewish existential, ontological and ethical beliefs as well as the political landscape. This paper is part of a larger book project which examines interrelationships between the hiloniyut of young secular Jewish Israelis and their experience coming of age through the current phrase of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The book argues that closer, more nuanced attention to the self-narratives of young hilonim from across the political spectrum sheds light on and also problematizes wider Israeli state discourses about the current phase of the conflict.
Organisation: King’s College London
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