Enclosure

Enclosure

Palestinian Landscapes in A Historical Mirror

Book - 2017
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Enclosure marshals bold new and persuasive arguments about the ongoing dispossession of Palestinians. Revealing the Israel-Palestine landscape primarily as one of enclosure, geographer Gary Fields sheds fresh light on Israel's actions. He places those actions in historical context in a broad analysis of power and landscapes across the modern world. Examining the process of land-grabbing in early modern England, colonial North America, and contemporary Palestine, Enclosure shows how patterns of exclusion and privatization have emerged across time and geography. That the same moral, legal, and cartographic arguments were copied by enclosers of land in very different historical environments challenges Israel's current rationale as being uniquely beleaguered. It also helps readers in the United Kingdom and the United States understand the Israel-Palestine conflict in the context of their own, tortured histories.
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
ISBN: 9780520291041
0520291042
9780520291058
0520291050
Branch Call Number: 333.3095694 F46e
Characteristics: xvi, 404 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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