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Abstract : Since the second half of the twentieth century, the term Intifāḍah has been used to describe any large-scale social movement characterized by its suddenness, a certain degree of violence and the involvement of youth. It refers to Palestinian uprisings and to other revolts around the world supposed to share characteristics with the latter. It is not, however, a scientific characterization of a particular type of social, political and / or armed movement, even in the Palestinian case. The term, in reality, is only a label granted or refused by the actors of a movement, be they the partisans or the adversaries.
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Jean-François Legrain. Intifāḍah. Gudrun Krämer; Denis Matringe; John Nawas; Everett Rowson. Encyclopaedia of Islam Three, Koninklijke Brill NV, 2021, 978-90-04-43593-3. ⟨hal-01422109⟩



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