Dignity as site of resistance: Nadim N. Rouhana, ‘Homeland Nationalism and Guarding Dignity in a Settler Colonial Context: The Palestinian Citizens of Israel Reclaim Their Homeland’, Borderlands e-journal, 14, 1, 2015
Abstract: This paper seeks to examine the foundations of indignities inflicted upon a native population in a settler-colonial condition and to explore how they face these indignities, both in their popular rhetoric and political action. I look at how Palestinian citizens in Israel articulate their homeland nationalism in the face of a unique Zionist view
denying the Palestinians’ relationship to their homeland and claiming it exclusively for the Jewish people, who have come to identify themselves as the true natives. The indignities accompanying such claims are so profoundly and naturally entrenched in Israel’s settlercolonial structure that the state’s hegemonic political culture takes
their intense and repeated occurrence for granted.
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