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Author Leshem, Noam, author.

Title Life after ruin : the struggles over Israel's depopulated Arab spaces / Noam Leshem.

Published Cambridge New York Cambridge University Press, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  956.9405 LESH    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Cambridge Middle East studies ; volume 48.
Cambridge Middle East studies ; volume 48.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-235) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Introduction: tracing ruination; 1. Toward a spatial history in Israel; 2. Repopulating the emptiness: the spatiality and materiality of the overlooked; 3. Fences and defences: spaces of emergency; 4. On the road: from Salama to Kfar Shalem and back; 5. Housing complex: between Arab houses and public tenaments; 6. Sacred: the making and unmaking of a holy place; Conclusion: histories of the rough and charmless.
Summary "Following the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, the landscape of Israel-Palestine was radically transformed. Breaking from conventional focus on explicit sites of violence and devastation, Noam Leshem turns critical attention to 'ordinary' spaces and places where the intricate and often intimate engagements between Jews and myriad Arab spaces takes place to this day. Leshem builds on interdisciplinary studies of space, memory, architecture and history and exposes a rich archive of ideology, culture, political projects of state-building and identity formation. The result is a fresh look at the conflicted history of Israel-Palestine: a spatial history in which the Arab past isn't in fact separate, but inextricably linked to the Israeli present"--
Subject Urban renewal -- Israel -- Tel Aviv -- History -- 20th century.
Palestinian Arabs -- Israel -- Tel Aviv -- History -- 20th century.
Israel-Arab War, 1948-1949 -- Social aspects.
Kefar Shalem (Tel Aviv, Israel) -- History.
Tel Aviv (Israel) -- Ethnic relations.
Standard Number YBP13050201
ISBN 9781107149472 (hardback)