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But they are also strategic spots in the topography of a region, meaning that they offer stepping-stones to control much weizmah swaths of land. His discussion of these structures is chronological, corresponding to different periods of occupation.

It all came to pieces in the end but wow. Want to Read saving…. Spatiality and Power Territorial Masquerades Pingback: We can read, but we know as well how to build and destroy, and sometimes kill.

This is an excellent and incredibly in depth view of how architecture integrates with Israel’s occupation of Palestine.

It not only provides facts and information but also a deep analysis into issues of occupation in relation to architecture, planning, philosophy, critical theory, politics, geography, and history. La loro architettura, visibile dai quartieri ebraici costruiti in cemento ma rivestiti di pietra, serve da oggetto di contemplazione estetica. Jul 03, gonads rated it it was amazing. wezman

Hollow Land: Israel’s Architecture of Occupation

They were wsizman as long as they played into security logics and were on paper at least temporary. Feb 05, Basma Abdallah Uraiqat rated it it was amazing. The settlements themselves are often treated as hollkw units. The slide on page is really revealing. Space is both the object of struggle and its product, it is both shaped by and shapes struggle. Jan 07, Ariel rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The Israeli government strategies are composed by a complex mix of chaos and order, the legible and illegible, the legal and illegal.


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The urban militarism chapter is brilliant and I had read before in essay form. It is amazingly grounded and engaged, though deizman initial language put me off the tiniest bit.

I was shocked to discover that some in the Isreali military were mobilizing the concepts of Deleuze and Guattari for urban warfare.

This is an intellectual masterpiece. More or perhaps not jollow subtly Palestinians were crowded, cultured and priced out of desirable spaces: Though I admit, given Israel’s latest round of assassinations and bombing of the Gaza strip even now, hope seems very far away. As the French theorist Henri Lefebvre famously remaked, ‘there is a politics of space, because space is political’.

Hollow Land: Israel’s Architecture of Occupation by Eyal Weizman

His focus is quite heavy on the built environment, which is less relevant for me, holloow I think that nonetheless produced space and its control is clearly part of any military strategy. The State certainly has a level of power, but such boundaries are elastic because contested thus the actions of multiple actors comes into play: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jan 01, Kirstern Schallfenberg added it.

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The space of the city began to be marked by Jewishization of spaces via archaeology and agriculture. This is a perfect connect to Lefebvre who is never mentioned or cited — so many insights here appear to emerge organically from the subject, but in reviewing the notes and bibliography I found some absences rather curious. Dec 28, Leon Sandler rated it it was amazing. weiz,an

In spite of its desires to the contrary, there is still some sense of overwhelming power and force that the last chapter doesn’t quite manage to overcome. No trivia or quizzes yet. All these contestations, their appearances from within and without play their role in the way how the legal and political weizjan spaces are used and uncover a much more brutal and carefully planned project on the Israeli part that perhaps even its protagonists have long ago lost control of.

I then asked him, if so, why does he not read Derrida and deconstruction instead?