Life after Ruin: The Struggles over Israel's Depopulated Arab Spaces by Noam Leshem
English | October 31st, 2016 | ISBN: 1107149479, 9781107149472 | 254 pages | PDF | 8.41 MB
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.