Introduction: Entangled Histories through a Magnifying Glass

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This chapter lays down the conceptual and methodological framework for the volume and situates it in the context of scholarship on Palestine/Israel. It opens with a discussion of the contribution of the anthropological tradition to the historical approach developed in the volume: the gaze from below, the commitment to the “field,” the critique of “methodological nationalism,” and the acknowledgment of the political implications of academic knowledge. It continues with a discussion of several themes which run through many of the chapters: entangled histories; displacement, expulsion, and forced settlement; labor and the formation of national and ethnic hierarchies; and practices of telling, silencing, and “forgetting” history.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEntangled Histories in Palestine/Israel
Subtitle of host publicationHistorical and Anthropological Perspectives
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781040000212
ISBN (Print)9781032215860
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2024

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© 2024 selection and editorial matter, Dafna Hirsch; individual chapters, the contributors.


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