Palestine and the Palestinians in the 21st Century

Palestine and the Palestinians in the 21st Century

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Recent developments in Palestinian political, economic, and social life have resulted in greater insecurity and diminishing confidence in Israel's willingness to abide by political agreements or the Palestinian leadership's ability to forge consensus. This volume examines the legacies of the past century, conditions of life in the present, and the possibilities and constraints on prospects for peace and self-determination in the future. These historically grounded essays by leading scholars engage the issues that continue to shape Palestinian society, such as economic development, access to resources, religious transformation, and political more

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  • Hardback | 292 pages
  • 160.02 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 544.31g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253010802
  • 9780253010803

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"[P]articularly timely...." -The Electronic Intifada "Offers a multidisciplinary lens on the past decade and deeply examines the major issues which have blighted negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis over the past 10-15 years: land, water, elections, political leadership, legal paradigms, and the death of the `two-state' solution. It makes for an exciting, fresh, and timely new text on Palestine and Palestinians." -Dawn Chatty, author of Displacement and Dispossession in the Modern Middle Eastshow more

About Rochelle A. Davis

Rochelle Davis is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. She is author of Palestinian Village Histories: Geographies of the Displaced.Mimi Kirk is Editor, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore. She is editor (with Chris Toensing) of Uncovering Iraq: Trajectories of Disintegration and Transformation and (with Jean-Francois Seznec) of Industrialization in the Gulf: A Socioeconomic more

Table of contents

Introduction: Palestine and the Palestinians in the Twenty-first Century Rochelle Davis Part I. Colonial Projects and Twentieth-Century Currents1. The Zionist Colonization of Palestine in the Context of Comparative Settler Colonialism Gabriel Piterberg2. Colonial Occupation and Development in the West Bank and Gaza: Understanding the Palestinian Economy through the Work of Yusif Sayigh Leila Farsakh3. War, Peace, Civil War: A Pattern? Tamim al-BarghoutiPart II. Politics, Law, and Society: 21st-century Developments and Paradigms4. Hamas Following the 2006 Palestinian Legislative Election: A Critical Victory As'ad Ghanem5. Before Gaza, After Gaza: Examining the New Reality in Israel/Palestine Sara Roy6. The Legal Trajectory of the Palestinian Refugee Issue: From Exclusion to Ambiguity Susan Akram7. The Debate on Islamism and Secularism: The Case of Palestinian Women's Movements Islah Jad8. Other Worlds to Live In: Palestinian Retrievals of Religion and Tradition under Conditions of Chronic National Collapse Loren LybargerPart III. Trajectories for the Future, Solutions for a State9. Palestine in the American Political Arena: Is a "Reset" Possible? Michael C. Hudson10. Human Rights and the Rule of Law Noura Erakat11. Lessons for Palestine from Northern Ireland: Why George Mitchell Couldn't Turn Jerusalem into Belfast Ali Abunimah12. One State: The Realistic Solution Saree Makdisishow more

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