Moving between addresses: Home and belonging for jewish migrant and indigenous palestinian women over seventy in Israel

Tovi Fenster*

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Abstract

This article conceptualizes "home" by using a new method that incorporates address and movement (between addresses) as significant elements in understanding what is home for Jewish migrant and Palestinian indigenous women over seventy living in Israel. Focusing on women's movement between addresses, I aim to explore the multiple meanings of home within the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and especially the differences between Jewish immigrants and Palestinian indigenous people that took place in 1948 as reflected in some of the cases analyzed. The article begins with a brief overview of the literature on home as connected to the notions of belonging, memory, migration, movement, and refugeeism. It then introduces the life stories of the Jewish and Palestinian women, followed by a discussion of the home materialities of the homiest and the least homey address as reflected verbally and visually in the cognitive temporal mapping process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-188
Number of pages30
JournalHome Cultures
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2013

Keywords

  • Address
  • Belonging
  • Home
  • Jewish
  • Migration
  • Palestinian
  • Women over seventy

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