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Captives of dentity: the betrayal of intercultural cooperation

Journal Article


Abstract


  • In conditions of intense ethnic conflict, intercultural cooperation of individuals and groups might find itself beholden to the logic of identity: ethnic heads are counted, distributed and managed as the building blocks of cooperation. We are already familiar with the dyads: Jewish–Arab, Hindu–Muslim, Catholic–Protestant and so on. Accordingly, we face the choice of claiming identity either as opponents or as partners in conflict – other ways are ruled out. From a Deleuzian perspective, this means abandoning new lifestyles by resurrecting strata based on dominant identities. Such, I submit, is the case with Galilee – the Arab–Jewish Bilingual School established in 1998 as a radical form of cooperation in Israel/Palestine. By applying Deleuzian tools – in particular, the role Deleuze bestows upon infinitive verbs – I examine unrealised potentials for continuing transformation.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Svirsky, M. G. 2011, 'Captives of dentity: the betrayal of intercultural cooperation', Subjectivity, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 121-146.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1189

Number Of Pages


  • 25

Start Page


  • 121

End Page


  • 146

Volume


  • 4

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • In conditions of intense ethnic conflict, intercultural cooperation of individuals and groups might find itself beholden to the logic of identity: ethnic heads are counted, distributed and managed as the building blocks of cooperation. We are already familiar with the dyads: Jewish–Arab, Hindu–Muslim, Catholic–Protestant and so on. Accordingly, we face the choice of claiming identity either as opponents or as partners in conflict – other ways are ruled out. From a Deleuzian perspective, this means abandoning new lifestyles by resurrecting strata based on dominant identities. Such, I submit, is the case with Galilee – the Arab–Jewish Bilingual School established in 1998 as a radical form of cooperation in Israel/Palestine. By applying Deleuzian tools – in particular, the role Deleuze bestows upon infinitive verbs – I examine unrealised potentials for continuing transformation.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Svirsky, M. G. 2011, 'Captives of dentity: the betrayal of intercultural cooperation', Subjectivity, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 121-146.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1189

Number Of Pages


  • 25

Start Page


  • 121

End Page


  • 146

Volume


  • 4

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom