Captives of dentity: the betrayal of intercultural cooperation
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: JewishÃÂ¿Arab, HinduÃÂ¿Muslim, CatholicÃÂ¿Protestant and so on. Accordingly, we face the choice of claiming identity either as opponents or as partners in conflict ÃÂ¿ 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 ÃÂ¿ the ArabÃÂ¿Jewish Bilingual School established in 1998 as a radical form of cooperation in Israel/Palestine. By applying Deleuzian tools ÃÂ¿ in particular, the role Deleuze bestows upon infinitive verbs ÃÂ¿ I examine unrealised potentials for continuing transformation.
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