Understanding the 1987 Palestinian Intifada


This was my final paper (and only evaluated work) for the third year class called "Societies in Conflict" taught by Prof. Stephen Vertigans at Robert Gordon University in Scotland.  I chose to answer a prompt requesting a detailed analysis of the factors contributing to a single prominent modern conflict.


I draw on the work of sociologist Norbert Elias to explain how Palestinians in the occupied territories transformed group charisma and sense of cohesion throughout the period from 1967 to 1987 to spark a popularly supported resistance movement.
Mike Hughes,
Jul 29, 2009, 7:45 PM