The Bereavement of Martyred Palestinian Children

Gendered, Religious and National Perspectives

  • Maram Masarwi

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict book series (PSCHC)

About this book


This book examines the phenomenon of individual and collective bereavement in Palestinian society. It seeks to explore the boundaries of the discourse of bereavement and commemoration in that society through the interactive relations between religion, nationality and gender, and the ways these influence the shaping of the mourning process for Palestinian parents who have lost their children in the second (al-Aqsa) Intifada. Over the course of the book’s five chapters, Maram Masarwi scrutinizes how these components have shaped the differences in behavior between bereaved fathers and bereaved mothers: what characterizes these differences, how they are expressed, and how they have managed to shape the characteristics of the experience of Palestinian bereavement.


Palestinian bereavement collective bereavement gendered bereavement religion and bereavement politics and bereavement Bereavement Celebration bereaved parents grieving process coping personal loss public commemoration second Intifada West Bank Al Aqsa martyr shahid shaheed politidatiya politireligization

Authors and affiliations

  • Maram Masarwi
    • 1
  1. 1.Minerva Humanities CenterTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-18086-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-18087-4
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