SSNB Lecture Series: Jewish atheists in foxholes? Phenomenologies of violence and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
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SSNB Lecture Series: Jewish atheists in foxholes? Phenomenologies of violence and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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SSNB Lecture Series:

Jewish atheists in foxholes? Phenomenologies of violence and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Dr Stacey Gutkowski, King's College London

This talk draws on my fieldwork with young Jewish Israelis who self-identify as hiloni, practitioners of a “secular” lifestyle who may or may not believe in a higher power. Unpacking the adage, “there are no atheists in foxholes”, it analyses the narratives of hiloni individuals who have first-hand experience of violence attributable to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I will contextualize these narratives in relation to their explicitly Jewish, implicitly Jewish and non-Jewish existential, ontological and ethical beliefs as well as the political landscape. The talk will reflect on the ambiguities of using “belief” as a rubric for understanding the Jewish Israeli case as well as methodological issues raised by using memory to study “unbelief”.

Dr Stacey Gutkowski is a Senior Lecturer in Conflict Studies at the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, King's College London.

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