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Enclosure

Palestinian Landscapes in a Historical Mirror

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Enclosure by Gary Fields
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Enclosure marshals bold new and persuasive arguments about the ongoing dispossession of Palestinians. Revealing the Israel-Palestine landscape primarily as one of enclosure, geographer Gary Fields sheds fresh light on Israel's actions. He places those actions in historical context in a broad analysis of power and landscapes across the modern world. Examining the process of land-grabbing in early modern England, colonial North America, and contemporary Palestine, Enclosure shows how patterns of exclusion and privatization have emerged across time and geography. That the same moral, legal, and cartographic arguments were copied by enclosers of land in very different historical environments challenges Israel's current rationale as being uniquely beleaguered. It also helps readers in the United Kingdom and the United States understand the Israel-Palestine conflict in the context of their own, tortured histories.

Author Biography

Gary Fields is Associate Professor of Communications at UC San Diego. His research focuses on the complex interplay between landscape, human assertions of control over geography, and relations of power and domination.
Release date Australia
September 15th, 2017
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Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
33 b-w photos, 1 table
Imprint
University of California Press
Pages
424
ISBN-13
9780520291058
Product ID
26413161

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