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Dialectical Anthropology

, Volume 32, Issue 4, pp 341–351 | Cite as

Dispossession and empowerment in the ethnography of Palestinians in the occupied territories

Frances Hasso, Resistance, Repression, and Gender Politics in Occupied Palestine and Jordan. Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY, 2005, 231 pp. Tobias Kelly, Law, Violence and Sovereignty Among West Bank Palestinians. Cambridge University Press, New York, 2006, 199 pp.
  • Avram Bornstein
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Abstract

This article is a review of two recent ethnographies on Palestinians in the West Bank: Resistance, Repression, and Gender Politics in Occupied Palestine and Jordan, by Frances Hasso (2005), and Law, Violence and Sovereignty Among West Bank Palestinian by Tobias Kelly (2006). Hasso examines the significant and unique role of women in organizing the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine in the Occupied Territories, as compared to Jordan, while Kelly examines the jurisdictional and practical problems of labor disputes for male workers in a West Bank village. The two books exemplify how ethnographies of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories oscillate between documenting dispossession and empowerment.

Keywords

Ethnography Palestinians West Bank Resistance Occupation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyJohn Jay College, CUNYNew YorkUSA

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