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Together in time and space: Celebration as a communal resilience resource in Israel.

Garofalo, Lucia LU (2015) MOSM03 20161
Centre for Middle Eastern Studies
Abstract
This thesis constitutes an attempt to explore the characteristics of human resilience in Israeli society. The literature review shows that state institutions might not take into consideration resilience as a ‘natural’ resource developed by communities and implement programs to build or frame and “nationalize” resilience from outside. For this reason, an account on what can be termed “natural” resilience is for the most part missing from the existing literature and this thesis will attempt to suggest ways of thinking towards this direction. To this end, “Natural” resilience among secular Israelis is measured through surveys, interviews and observations. Theoretically, the contributions of De Certeau and Bakhtin have been applied to the data... (More)
This thesis constitutes an attempt to explore the characteristics of human resilience in Israeli society. The literature review shows that state institutions might not take into consideration resilience as a ‘natural’ resource developed by communities and implement programs to build or frame and “nationalize” resilience from outside. For this reason, an account on what can be termed “natural” resilience is for the most part missing from the existing literature and this thesis will attempt to suggest ways of thinking towards this direction. To this end, “Natural” resilience among secular Israelis is measured through surveys, interviews and observations. Theoretically, the contributions of De Certeau and Bakhtin have been applied to the data collected and suggest that Israelis populate their space with practices that match those of the carnival feast described by Bakhtin. By populating the space and asserting their presence, Israelis transcend several boundaries such as the ones between private and public, sacred and profane, individual and communal. Fear is ever present in Israel, but Israelis overcome it, not perceiving it as titanic monster. Eventually they are able to sarcastically laugh at fear. (Less)
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author
Garofalo, Lucia LU
supervisor
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course
MOSM03 20161
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Israel, resilience, population of space, togetherness, carnival, laughter, fear.
language
English
id
8887965
date added to LUP
2017-01-18 09:10:15
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  abstract     = {This thesis constitutes an attempt to explore the characteristics of human resilience in Israeli society. The literature review shows that state institutions might not take into consideration resilience as a ‘natural’ resource developed by communities and implement programs to build or frame and “nationalize” resilience from outside. For this reason, an account on what can be termed “natural” resilience is for the most part missing from the existing literature and this thesis will attempt to suggest ways of thinking towards this direction. To this end, “Natural” resilience among secular Israelis is measured through surveys, interviews and observations. Theoretically, the contributions of De Certeau and Bakhtin have been applied to the data collected and suggest that Israelis populate their space with practices that match those of the carnival feast described by Bakhtin. By populating the space and asserting their presence, Israelis transcend several boundaries such as the ones between private and public, sacred and profane, individual and communal. Fear is ever present in Israel, but Israelis overcome it, not perceiving it as titanic monster. Eventually they are able to sarcastically laugh at fear.},
  author       = {Garofalo, Lucia},
  keyword      = {Israel,resilience,population of space,togetherness,carnival,laughter,fear.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Together in time and space: Celebration as a communal resilience resource in Israel.},
  year         = {2015},
}