התודעה המפוצלת וההגנה על הדמוקרטיה הקולוניאלית

Translated title of the contribution: Bifurcated Consciousness and the Defense of Colonial Democracy

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Abstract

The recent crisis in Israel surrounding the regime’s overhaul is an important political moment for evaluating the entrenched structures of colonial supremacy. The demonstrations for Jewish democracy are the largest mobilization in the history of the State of Israel over the nature of the regime, a mobilizationdesigned to reinstate a system of governance that most of the protesters have longagreed with—one based on the exclusion of the Palestinians and political and social control over them. This political moment brings to light the ways in which the settlercolonial state established, since its inception, a social and political hierarchy based on a bifurcated consciousness among its Jewish citizens. The article is based onongoing qualitative research that includes a systematic discourse analysis of politicalrhetoric, including news from the Israeli media and interpretations regarding theprotest. In-depth interviews with Palestinian political activists and Palestinian activists in civil society organizations were also used, as well as ethnographicobservations of the protest. A relational analysis that pays attention to the dialecticalnature of political change in the settler colonial context reveals the nature of the interactions between Jewish settlers and the indigenous Palestinians, and the way it articulates permanently the political field in Israel.
Translated title of the contributionBifurcated Consciousness and the Defense of Colonial Democracy
Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)17-32
Number of pages16
Journalסוציולוגיה ישראלית: כתב-עת לחקר החברה הישראלית
Volume24
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2023

IHP publications

  • ihp
  • Courts
  • Democracy
  • Law -- Political aspects
  • Law reform
  • Palestinian Arabs
  • Protest movements -- Israel -- History -- 21st century

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