Palestine’s absent cities: Gender, memoricide and the silencing of urban palestinian memory

Manar Hasan

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Abstract

Before the Nakba a significant process of urbanisation had occurred in Palestine, leading to substantial changes in gender relations and women’s status. However, following the 1948 war, the existence of a vibrant urban social and gendered reality in Palestine was dismissed and erased, by both Palestinian and Zionist narratives; it was replaced by exclusively rural memory. This article analyses how Palestinian society in Israel accepted the Zionist version of history, according to which the modernisation of Arab society in Israel, especially gendered modernity, resulted from Jewish proximity and steps adopted by the state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 2019

Keywords

  • Ben-gurion
  • British mandate
  • Collective memory
  • Gender relations
  • Memoricide
  • Palestine
  • Palestinian nakba
  • Rural memory
  • Urbanisation
  • Zionism

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