Oasis of Dreams: Teaching and Learning Peace in a Jewish-Palestinian Village in Israel (Hardback)
  • Oasis of Dreams: Teaching and Learning Peace in a Jewish-Palestinian Village in Israel (Hardback)

Oasis of Dreams: Teaching and Learning Peace in a Jewish-Palestinian Village in Israel (Hardback)

Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 17/05/2001
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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415929387
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm

..."This reflexive and deeply compassionate ethnography is a courageous and worthy intellectual enterprise."
-Comparative Education Review
"Feuerverger weaves her quilt with a rich spectrum of sources ranging from writings on narrative and autobiography, to ethnographic and qualitative research, to socio-linguistic research, to research on moral education, to writings on multicultural and multilingual education, to theories of language learning. She does not leave a stone unturned in terms of the integrity of her qualitative methodology and the choice of her tools...Since she is of Jewish heritage, she was constantly struggling to create a balance between distancing herself and yet acknowledging her implication as participant/ observer in ethnographic research that involves both Israelis and Palestinians. I believe her brilliance as a researcher shines through her utilization of that awareness...."
-McGill Journal of Education (MJE), Volume 37, Number 2, Spring 2002
"Feuerverger's research does a great service to the quest for peace because it is a unique attempt to document highly problematic emotions. It presents authentic negotiations between participants who are encouraged to abandon any fixed views of the other and to search for a common ground in the context of the Arab-Israeli confict...Feuerverger's research is marked by intellectual rigour, by integrity, by passion and enthusiasm, and cleary by idealistic aspirations. Her contributions is great. She has succeeded in highlighting a very important project, one that could possibly propel future similar efforts.."
-McGill Journal of Education (MJE), Volume 37, Number 2, Spring 2002
"Everybody talks about peacein the Middle East, but nobody does anything about it. Well, almost nobody. As University of Toronto education professor Grace Feuerverger shows in this often moving study, peace is possible, although so far in small ways only. Feuerverger, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, takes us to the village of Neve Shalom/Wahat-al-Salaam ("peace" in either language), where barriers of mistrust, hatred and myths of victimhood have been broken down, and dialogue, justice and interfaith understanding reign. It is a profoundly optimistic microcosm in a macrocosm of pain and despair. The study is academic in part, but it is much enlivened by anecdotes, interviews and portraits of the hopeful people who make the village their home."
-Globebooks.com, 02/02/02.
"Professor Feuerverger offers us a remarkable look into the Jewish-Palestinian experience... and offers a much needed perspective from which to view multilingual and multicultural issues? She provides a rich qualitative and compelling case for attending to the complexity and power of acknowledging and being responsive to difference in the context of securing the dream of peace."
--Eugene E. Garcia, University of California, Berkeley

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