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Download White City, Black City: Architecture and War in Tel Aviv and by Sharon Rotbard PDF

By Sharon Rotbard

The background of Tel Aviv, provided for a second as an architectural historical past, should be visible as part of a much broader approach during which the actual shaping of Tel Aviv and its political and cultural development are intertwined, and performs a decisive position within the building of the case, the alibi, and the apologetics of the Jewish cost around the nation. -- White urban, Black City

In 2004, town of Tel Aviv was once declared by way of UNESCO an international historical past website, an exemplar of modernism in structure and city making plans. at the present time, the Hebrew urban of Tel Aviv gleams white opposed to the wasteland sky, its Bauhaus-inspired structure betraying few strains of what got here sooner than it: the Arab urban of Jaffa. In White urban, Black City, the Israeli architect and writer Sharon Rotbard bargains intertwining narratives, that of colonized and colonizer. it's also a narrative of a decades-long crusade of architectural and cultural ancient revision that solid Tel Aviv as a modernist "white urban" rising absolutely shaped from the dunes whereas ignoring its genuine origin -- the obliteration of Jaffa. Rotbard exhibits that Tel Aviv used to be now not, as a well-known poem has it, equipped "from sea foam and clouds" yet born in Jaffa and formed in response to its relation to Jaffa. His account is not just approximately structure but additionally approximately conflict, destruction, Zionist agendas, erasure, and the erasure of the erasure.

Rotbard tells how Tel Aviv has noticeable Jaffa as an inverted mirrored image of itself -- now not shining and white yet nocturnal, felony, soiled: a "black city." Jaffa misplaced its language, its background, and its structure; Tel Aviv developed its construction fable. White urban, Black City -- hailed upon its e-book in Israel as "path-breaking," "brilliant," and "a masterpiece" -- provides to turn into the critical textual content on Tel Aviv.

Praise for the Israeli variation of White urban, Black City

"A path-breaking and significant analysis." -- Eyal Weizman, writer of Hollow Land

"A demanding ebook that merits to be learn and argued." -- Tom Segev, Haaretz

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Download My Voice Is My Weapon - Music, Nationalism and the Poetics by David A. McDonald PDF

By David A. McDonald

David A. McDonald rethinks the normal historical past of the Palestinian predicament via an ethnographic research of track and musicians, protest songs, and pop culture. Charting a ancient narrative that stretches from the late-Ottoman interval during the finish of the second one Palestinian intifada, McDonald examines the transferring politics of track in its ability to either mirror and form primary elements of nationwide identification. Drawing case stories from Palestinian groups in Israel, in exile, and lower than profession, McDonald grapples with the theoretical and methodological demanding situations of tracing "resistance" within the renowned mind's eye, trying to display the nuanced ways that Palestinians have faced and hostile the traumas of international career. the 1st of its type, this booklet bargains an in-depth ethnomusicological research of the Israeli-Palestinian clash, contributing a performative point of view to the bigger scholarly dialog approximately one of many world's so much contested humanitarian concerns.

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Download Israel in Comparative Perspective: Challenging the by Michael N. Barnett PDF

By Michael N. Barnett

Simply because Israel is exclusive in lots of dimensions, many social scientists give some thought to it a ancient peculiarity. Neither East nor West, constructed nor undeveloped, capitalist nor socialist, 3rd global nor First global, Israel has little in universal with different international locations and their ancient reviews. This publication of unique essays demanding situations just like Israeli strong point and the prestige of the Israeli case and while corrects a few universal misperceptions in regards to the comparative approach normally and case choice particularly. whilst, it compares Israeli and Arab reviews and addresses serious matters in center jap reviews.

To problem a dead ringer for Israeli forte, the authors situate Israel's historical past in comparative context; hire macrohistorical techniques either to reexamine the Israeli case and to construct bridges among Israel and different historic studies; and use the Israeli case to reassess latest social technological know-how theories. [Articles by means of Michael Barnett, Yehezkal Dror, Rebecca Kook, Ian Lustick, Joel Migdal, Gershon Shafir, Gabriel Sheffer, Shibley Telhami, and Mark Tessler and Ina Warriner] Israel in Comparative point of view demonstrates how our knowing of the sector could be enriched through the use of types and theories constructed in different areas to reexamine Israeli background.

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Download Conflict and Reconciliation in the Contemporary World by David J. Whittaker PDF

By David J. Whittaker

Conflict and Reconciliation within the modern World supplies a concise, unique and multi-faceted creation to the examine of recent clash events. utilizing 8 case- stories, from 4 continents: Yugoslavia, Israel, Northern eire, South Africa, El Salvador, Cambodia, Cyprus and Afghanistan, it contains dialogue on:
* threatened neighborhood peace and security
* cycles of inner discord, inhabitants displacement and violence
* controversy over explanations, development and resolution
* the worth of exterior mediation, enforcement or intervention similar to sanctions or ''punishments''
* potential, timing and permanence of reconciliation

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Download Nahum Goldmann: Statesman Without a State by Mark A. Raider PDF

By Mark A. Raider

The lifestyles, occupation, and legacy of Nahum Goldmann (1895–1982), the most colourful and significant Zionist leaders of the 20th century, are absolutely published during this illuminating number of essays. American, Israeli, and ecu students communicate to the various aspects of Goldmann, together with his upbringing, upward thrust within the overseas public enviornment as a prime recommend for Jewish existence and the Zionist company, and his position as an elder statesman within the Sixties and Seventies. usually sooner than his time, Goldmann proved hugely influential at numerous severe ancient junctures—on the eve of the construction of the Jewish kingdom, he performed a key position articulating Israel’s courting with diaspora Jewry, postwar Germany, and the Arab global. This quantity captures Goldmann in all his complexity, whereas making this crucial determine and his time available to researchers, scholars, and readers.

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Download Palestinian Cinema by Nurith Gertz PDF

By Nurith Gertz

Although lately the whole global has been more and more considering the Israeli-Palestinian clash, there are few really trustworthy assets of data approximately Palestinian society and tradition. the best assets for realizing Palestinian tradition is the cinema, which has strived to delineate Palestinian background and to painting the day-by-day lives of Palestinian males, ladies, and youngsters. right here, an Israeli and a Palestinian student, in a unprecedented and welcome collaboration, keep on with the advance of Palestinian cinema, commenting on its reaction to political and social alterations. They show that the extra that social, political, and fiscal stipulations have worsened and chaos and soreness be successful, the extra Palestinian cinema has engaged with the nationwide struggle.

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