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Israelis memorialising the Palestinian Nakba
Author: Ronit Lentin

The 1948 war that led to the creation of the State of Israel also resulted in the destruction of Palestinian society, when some 80 per cent of the Palestinians who lived in the major part of Palestine upon which Israel was established became refugees. Israelis call the 1948 war their ‘War of Independence’ and the Palestinians their ‘Nakba’, or catastrophe. After many years of Nakba denial, land appropriation, political discrimination against the Palestinians within Israel and the denial of rights to Palestinian refugees, in recent years the Nakba is beginning to penetrate Israeli public discourse. This book explores the construction of collective memory in Israeli society, where the memory of the trauma of the Holocaust and of Israel's war dead competes with the memory claims of the dispossessed Palestinians. Taking an auto-ethnographic approach, it makes a contribution to social memory studies through a critical evaluation of the co-memoration of the Palestinian Nakba by Israeli Jews. Against a background of the Israeli resistance movement, the book's central argument is that co-memorating the Nakba by Israeli Jews is motivated by an unresolved melancholia about the disappearance of Palestine and the dispossession of the Palestinians, a melancholia which shifts mourning from the lost object to the grieving subject. The book theorises Nakba co-memory as a politics of resistance, counterpoising co-memorative practices by internally displaced Israeli Palestinians with Israeli Jewish discourses of the Palestinian right of return, and questions whether return narratives by Israeli Jews are ultimately about Israeli Jewish self-healing.

Mateja Celestina

wouldn’t retire, that they’d get bored and travel to other parts of the country. Frighten them so that they’d leave. The overall goal of the paramilitaries, to reign over the territory, was in part achieved specifically through land appropriation. Since many peasants did not possess land titles and were not protected by the state, Urabá was highly susceptible to paramilitary expansion (García de la Torre and Aramburo Siegert 2011). Alongside greater land appropriation, the arrival of the paramilitaries marked the time when ‘threats and assassinations of UP leaders

in Living displacement
Concepts and practice
Lucy Rose Wright and Ross Fraser Young

, entrepreneurialism and devolution (Barron, 2017). Exploring each process provides rationale for the re-​emergence of political action from ‘localised’ UG spaces (Rawls, 1971). Privatisation has led to cuts in spending on public services, with efficiency and profit the dominant force. Where this has occurred the State is subject to increased accountability. This has been evident in the State’s re-​evaluation of land appropriation, how and what should urban land be used for? Through devolution the power for these decisions has been regionalised. Many urban regions hold historical

in Urban gardening and the struggle for social and spatial justice
Shannon Scott

St Anne took charge of community schools. 32 As mayor of Montreal in 1885 and 1886, 33 Honoré Beaugrand may have been aware of these controversies or others involving land appropriation, yet the Iroquois he depicts in his text are not nineteenth-century community leaders fighting to keep the government from clear-cutting their land or forcing dogmatic and repressive education on their children

in She-wolf
Marta Iñiguez de Heredia

they attempt to appease or evade extraction. This chapter is structured in four sections around the topics just mentioned. It first addresses these critiques as a way of analysing how the framework applies to survival. The following three sections then offer examples that illustrate different aspects of peacebuilding and resistance practices, starting with tax evasion and practices against elite land appropriation.9 Then follows a section illustrating the mitigation of the authoritarian nature of military rule through negotiation. This has to do with the military

in Everyday resistance, peacebuilding and state-making
National grandeur, territorial conquests and colonial embellishment, 1852–70
Emmanuelle Guenot

respected while at the same time French military control was established and European immigration was supported. 38 Despite the Emperor’s Arabophile policy, his imperial reforms, intended to maintain Algerian property rights, actually facilitated land appropriation by colonists, and the area of land in European hands increased sixfold between 1850 and 1870. 39 This change caused increasing tension between

in Crowns and colonies
Paul Routledge and Andrew Cumbers

each other in opposition to neoliberalism. Whether it is trade unions within a global network seeking to raise employment standards within a particular commodity chain, or peasant movements exchanging tactics in battles against land appropriation, the key element is a forging of a wider spatial consciousness. But, whilst there has been a spatial extension of solidarity, we have also shown that GJNs are fraught with tensions. We have shown that particular places and movements become empowered whilst others remain marginal within the operations of GJNs. A range of

in Global justice networks
Steve Garner

particular context. After 500 years of European imperial expansion, the foundation of new states based on unfree labour regimes, land appropriation and the accompanying establishment of ideas that ‘race’ is a natural part of the social world that explains existing social hierarchies, the exercise of the state’s powers cannot fail to be racialised (based on the idea that white Europeans are more valuable than others). A similar logic, he suggests, is used within the nation to pathologise class and gender differences, and in reference to relations between colonising and

in Defining events
Georgina Sinclair

rioting. The outburst had grown out of local concern over land appropriation for the construction of an airport and was triggered in the short term by opposition to compulsory cattle inoculation. 67 A small police detachment, led by Akker and principally formed by members of the ceremonial band, opened fire on rioters without the usual procedure, as outlined above, killing several. Rioting worsened

in At the end of the line
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The South Australian Museum, Adelaide
John M. MacKenzie

helped by the fact that the Northern Territory became a fertile source of artefacts. It should, however, be remembered that such collecting took place at a time of widespread land appropriation, Aboriginal resistance, and white reprisals – much as had happened in South Australia itself. Veils are invariably drawn over the methods of collecting, though normally it seems to have been a matter of ‘trade’, probably

in Museums and empire