The journal "Revue d'histoire culturelle" is pleased to announce a call for papers toward an issue on the cultural history of Jewish-Arab relations in Palestine/Israel between the late 19th and early 21st centuries. The journal publishes papers in English and in French. Guest editors: Avner Ben-Amos, Tel -Aviv University and Vincent Lemire, director of the French Research Center at Jerusalem (CNRS).
For a long period, the dominant approach to the history of Jewish-Arab relations in Palestine / Israel employed the lenses of political, diplomatic and military history. This approach underscored the power relations between the two national movements – the Zionist and the Palestinian – and studied them "from above" by investigating their political leaders, diplomats and military men, and by emphasizing their violent confrontations. The historians who adopted this perspective assumed that each of these national societies was monolithic, and that the boundaries between them were clear-cut.
Recent years, however, have seen a growing tendency to study Jewish-Arab relations from a cultural perspective that examines them "from below" and observes manifestations of popular culture and practices of everyday life. This new wave of research also emphasizes both the cleavages within each national society, and the cooperation between members of the two nations in areas such as gender, class and language. This issue of the "Revue d'histoire culturelle" is intended as a contribution to this trend. However, contributors should bear in mind that the culture domain is permeated with power relations, which are not necessarily a mere reflection of the political field.
We therefore invite papers that study Jewish-Arab relations through concrete situations, particular objects and various categories such as leisure activities, education, heritage (including archeology and monuments), language, literature (including publishing and tranlation), theatre, advertisment, gastronomy, sport, and that take into account the complex interplay of domination, appropriation, cooperation, and hybridization.
– Deadline for submission of an abstract (200-250 words) and bio-bibliographical note:
1st May 2020. Abstracts should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
– Notification of selected authors: 15 May 2020.
– Submission of full papers (6000-9000 words): 30 September 2020.
– Final submission: 15 January 2021
– Publication: March 2021
Revue d'histoire culturelle (XVIIIe-XXIe siècles) is the journal of the Association pour le Développement de l'Histoire Culturelle.
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