Space and Mobility in Palestine (Public Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa) (Paperback)

By Julie Peteet

Indiana University Press, 9780253024930, 252pp.

Publication Date: January 15, 2017

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Professor Julie Peteet believes that the concept of mobility is key to understanding how place and space act as forms of power, identity, and meaning among Palestinians in Israel today. In Space and Mobility in Palestine, she investigates how Israeli policies of closure and separation influence Palestinian concerns about constructing identity, the ability to give meaning to place, and how Palestinians comprehend, experience, narrate, and respond to Israeli settler-colonialism. Peteet's work sheds new light on everyday life in the Occupied Territories and helps explain why regional peace may be difficult to achieve in the foreseeable future.

About the Author

Julie Peteet is Professor of Anthropology at University of Louisville. She is author of Landscape of Hope and Despair: Palestinian Refugee Camps and Gender in Crisis: Women and the Palestinian Resistance Movement.