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    Planted Flags: Trees, Land, and Law in Israel/Palestine (Cambridge Studies in Law and Society (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Irus Braverman

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    DescriptionPlanted Flags tells an extraordinary story about the mundane uses of law and landscape in the war between Israelis and Palestinians. The book is structured around the two dominant tree landscapes in Israel/Palestine: pine forests and olive groves. The pine tree, which is usually associated with the Zionist project of afforesting the Promised Land, is contrasted with the olive tree, which Palestinians identify as a symbol of their longtime connection to the land. What is it that makes these seemingly innocuous, even natural, acts of planting, cultivating, and uprooting trees into acts of war? How is this war reflected, mediated, and, above all, reinforced through the polarization of the 'natural' landscape into two juxtaposed landscapes? And what is the role of law in this story? Planted Flags explores these questions through an ethnographic study. By telling the story of trees through the narratives of military and government officials, architects, lawyers, Palestinian and Israeli farmers, and Jewish settlers, the seemingly static and mute landscape assumes life, expressing the cultural, economic, and legal dynamics that constantly shape and reshape it.

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    Planted Flags
    Trees, Land, and Law in Israel/Palestine
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Irus Braverman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 380 g
    ISBN 13: 9781107692275
    ISBN 10: 110769227X

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S5.0
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FBH
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FBP
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET120
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    B&T General Subject: 490
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27720
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/ARABIC
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: LAW000000
    BIC subject category V2: LAQ
    BISAC V2.8: NAT034000, SOC002010
    DC22: 306.095694
    BIC subject category V2: 1FBP, 1FBH
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC23: 306.095694
    LC classification: GN635.I78 B73 2014
    Thema V1.0: WNP, LAQ, NHG
    Illustrations note
    21 b/w illus. 2 maps
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    Publication date
    05 June 2014
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    Author Information
    Irus Braverman is Associate Professor of Law at University at Buffalo, State University of New York. She is the author of House Demolitions in East Jerusalem: 'Illegality' and Resistance and has previously been affiliated with the Humanities Center at Harvard University, the Human Rights Program at Harvard University Law School, the Center of Criminology at the University of Toronto, and the Geography Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research focuses on the interdisciplinary study of law, geography, and anthropology.
    Table of contents
    Introduction: trees and war; 1. A genealogy of tree bureaucracy; 2. The Zionist pine tree project; 3. The Palestinian olive tree project; 4. 'The tree is the enemy soldier'; Epilogue: tree wars?