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Author Kotef, Hagar, 1977- author.

Title The colonizing self : or, home and homelessness in Israel/Palestine / Hagar Kotef
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 300 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series A theory in forms book
Theory in forms.
Contents Part I. Homes -- Interlude. Home/Homelessness -- Chapter 1. The Consuming Self: On Locke, Aristotle, Feminist Theory, and Domestic Violences -- Epilogue. Unsettlement -- Part II. Relics -- Interlude. A Brief Reflection on Death and Decolonization -- Chapter 2. Home (and the Ruins That Remain) -- Epilogue. A Phenomenology of Violence: Ruins -- Part III. Settlement -- Interlude. A Moment of Popular Culture: The Home of MasterChef -- Chapter 3. On Eggs and Dispossession: Organic Agriculture and the New Settlement -- Movement -- Epilogue. An Ethic of Violence
Summary "The Colonizing Self examines practices of homemaking in Israel/Palestine to understand how people develop attachments to spaces of violence and how they consequently become willful participants in state violence. The author explores the cultural, political, spatial, and theoretical apparatuses that enable people and nations to construct a home on the ruins of other people's homes or to feel that they belong to spaces of dispossession. Through these lenses, it examines the affectual conditions of possibility of settler colonialism: the mechanisms of attachments and political belonging that work to allow settling-down when the act of settlement is also an act of destruction"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 12, 2020)
Subject Israelis -- Colonization -- West Bank.
Israelis -- Homes and haunts -- Social aspects -- West Bank
Israelis -- West Bank -- Social conditions
Land settlement -- Social aspects -- West Bank
Land settlement -- West Bank.
HISTORY / Middle East / Israel
Israelis -- Colonization
Israelis -- Social conditions
Land settlement
Land settlement -- Social aspects
West Bank
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020017128
ISBN 1478012862