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333.3 McK 2016 1 Available T 19026
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333.3 McK 2016 2 Available T 19027
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-225) and index.

Narrating present pasts -- Seeking recognition -- Coping with lost land -- Reforming community -- Challenging boundaries.

Dwelling in Conflict offers the first study of land conflict and environment based on extensive fieldwork within both Arab and Jewish settings. It explores planned towns for Jews and for Bedouin Arabs, unrecognized villages, and single-family farmsteads, as well as Knesset hearings, media coverage, and activist projects. Emily McKee sensitively portrays the impact that dividing lines—both physical and social—have on residents. She investigates the political charge of people's everyday interactions with their environments and the ways in which basic understandings of people and "their" landscapes drive political developments. While recognizing deep divisions, McKee also takes seriously the social projects that residents engage in to soften and challenge socio-environmental boundaries. Ultimately, Dwelling in Conflict highlights opportunities for boundary crossings, revealing both contemporary segregation and the possible mutability of these dividing lines in the future"--Provided by publisher.

Text in English.

Nominee, J.I. Staley Prize, School for Advanced Research

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