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Book Reading & Discussion: "Colonial Jerusalem" Somerville, MA

  • Center for Arabic Culture 191 Highland Ave, 6B SOMERVILLE, MA (map)

Thomas Abowd will read from his new book which shows how colonialism, far from being simply a fixture of the past as is often suggested, remains a crucial component of Palestinian and Israeli realities today.  "Colonial Jerusalem: Construction of Identity and Difference in a City of Myth" considers housing policy, urban planning, and housing rights activism in contemporary Jerusalem. 

The emergent forms of anti-racist struggle and the prospects for meaningful coexistence between two national communities are explored.