Palestine and the Palestinians in the 21st Century (Paperback)

By Rochelle Davis (Editor), Mimi Kirk (Editor)

Indiana University Press, 9780253010858, 292pp.

Publication Date: October 7, 2013

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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 movements.

About the Author

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-François Seznec) of Industrialization in the Gulf: A Socioeconomic Revolution.