Posts Tagged: palestine

Review of Yael Raviv, Falafel Nation: Cuisine and the Making of National Identity in Israel

11Aug 17

Reviewed by Ryan Zohar

Falafel Nation: Cuisine and the Making of National Identity in Israel
Yael Raviv
Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press, 2015, 304 pp., $34.50
ISBN: 978-0-8032-9017-4

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Pockets of Privilege: A Historical, Spatial, and Political Economy Analysis of Industrial Zones in Palestine

16Mar 17

Rohan Advani

Abstract: This article argues that industrial zones in Palestine do not effectively promote Palestinian economic development. The article rests on a historical, spatial, and economic analysis of the political economy of industrial zones in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Continue reading →

Review of Mansour Nasasra, Sophie Richter-Devroe, Sarab Abu-Rabia-Queder & Richard Ratcliffe (Eds), The Naqab Bedouin and Colonialism: New Perspectives

3May 16

Reviewed by Thayer Hastings

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Review of J. M. N. Jeffries and William Mathew (ed.), The Palestine Deception, 1915-23: The McMahon-Hussein Correspondence, the Balfour Declaration, and the Jewish National Home

24Nov 15

Reviewed by Nadia Naser-Najjab Continue reading →

‘Strategies of Recognition’ and Palestinian Immigrant Women’s Dress: Forging Communities and Negotiating Power Relations

3Nov 15

Enaya Othman

Abstract: This paper examines the narratives of twenty-two Palestinian immigrant women who settled in the Milwaukee area in order to demonstrate the particular ways in which they used their dress as a means to claim places of importance and exert influence in their communities. Continue reading →

Review of Jonathan Marc Gribetz, Defining Neighbors: Religion, Race, and the Early Zionist-Arab Encounter

23Apr 15

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After ‘Security First’: An analysis of security transition and ‘statebuilding’ in the West Bank 2007-11

13Jun 14

Philip Leech

Abstract: The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) imposition of order after the end of the al-Aqsa Intifada has been generally interpreted as a success. Not only did the PA consolidate its power in the West Bank and restore good relations with Israel and the West, it also appeared to obtain popular legitimacy by cracking down on its political opponents. Continue reading →

From Şikayet to Political Discourse and ‘Public Opinion’: Petitioning Practices to the King-Crane Commission

18Feb 14

Yuval Ben-Bassat and Fruma Zachs

Abstract: The King-Crane Commission, named after its two chairs, Henry Churchill King (1858-1934) and Charles R. Crane (1858-1939), was an American investigative commission set up to explore possible political arrangements for the former Ottoman Empire in the aftermath of World War I and the collapse of the Empire. While most research has dealt with the issue of whether the petitions submitted to the King-Crane Commission were a genuine manifestation of ‘public opinion’ or merely manipulations by interested elite parties, this article shifts the focus beyond this debate. Continue reading →

The Impact of ‘Biblical Orientalism’ in Late Nineteeth- and Early Twentieth-Century Palestine

30Jan 14

Lorenzo Kamel

Abstract: ‘Biblical Orientalism’ can be defined as a phenomenon based on the combination of a selective use of religion and a simplifying way to approach its natural habitat: the ‘Holy Land’. Between the 1830s and the beginning of the 20th century this attitude triggered a flood of mainly British books, private diaries and maps. Continue reading →

Review of Reza Aslan, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

17Dec 13

Reviewed by Eva Sajoo Continue reading →