In-between surveillance and spatial protest: The production of space of the ‘Mixed City’ of lod

Haim Yacobi

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Abstract

This paper analyses the historical process during which the Israeli territory, including previously Palestinian cities, has been profoundly Judaized. More specifically, Based on Henri Lefebvre’s conceptualization of the production of space, the paper focuses on the case of the ‘mixed city’ of Lod, accentuating the informal mechanisms of housing and infrastructure supply, the "strategic reversibility" of power relations and the struggle for identity evident in the Palestinian community’s protest in this city. Theoretically, the paper highlights the ways in which social conflict is expressed through analyzing the conceived space, the perceived space and the lived space. By doing so, it reconceptualizes the act of urban resistance, and to stress the role of spatial protest as an alternative pattern of opposition vis a vis the surveillance mechanisms implemented in the city.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-77
Number of pages23
JournalSurveillance & Society
Volume2
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety Research
  • Urban Studies

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