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Author Slyomovics, Susan.

Title The object of memory : Arab and Jew narrate the Palestinian village / Susan Slyomovics.

Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [1998]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  956.94 SLYO    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxv, 294 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-286) and index.
Contents Preface: An Introduction to Ein Houd/Ein Hod -- 1. Memory of Place: Re-Creating the Pre-1948 Palestinian Village -- 2. Sequence and Simultaneity: Dada Colonialism in Ein Houd -- 3. The Palestinian Arab Village: Kan wa-ma kan (It Was and It Was Not) -- 4. Structures of Exile: The Madafah in Israel, Palestine, and Jordan -- 5. Iltizam, Fida'i, and Shahid: The Poetics of Palestinian Memory -- 6. al-'Awdah: The Gender of Transposed Spaces -- App. 1. Notes on Transliteration and Transcription -- App. 2. House-to-House - A Partial Listing of Jewish Israeli Use of Palestian Arab Spaces and Objects.
Summary "Once there was a village in Palestine called Ein Houd. By the end of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, all the Abu al-Hayjas of Ein Houd had been dispersed or exiled or had gone into hiding, although their homes were not destroyed. In 1953 Marcel Janco, a Romanian Jewish artist exiled during the Holocaust, received permission from the Israeli government to establish an artists' cooperative community in the houses of the village. The village was renamed Ein Hod."--BOOK JACKET. "In the meantime, the Arab inhabitants of Ein Houd moved two kilometers up a neighboring mountain and illegally built a new village."--BOOK JACKET. "The two villages - Jewish Ein Hod and the new Arab Ein Houd - continue to exist in complex and dynamic opposition."--BOOK JACKET.
"In The Object of Memory, Susan Slyomovics explores the ways in which the people of Ein Houd and Ein Hod remember and reconstruct their past in light of their present - and their present in light of their past. She examines their narratives, material culture, and personal and communal interpretations of geographical landmarks."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Palestinian Arabs -- Israel -- ʻAyn Ḥawḍ -- History.
En Hod (Israel) -- History.
ʻAyn Ḥauḍ (Israel) -- History.
ISBN 0812232151 (alk. paper)
0812215257 (paperback: alk. paper)