Uprooting and Settlers' Discourse: The Case of Gush Katif
. Jerusalem: Floersheimer Studies; 2005.Abstract
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This research focuses on the internal discourse of the Gush Katif settlers, exposes their socio-political perceptions, and attempts to understand the motives and the socio-psychological reasoning determining the settlers’ conduct. An understanding of the settlers’ discourse entails understanding their perception of “a home” - a geographic location strongly tied with their individual and community identity. The research highlights the frequent tension between the humane, individual and communal discourse and the national-religious discourse.