Society and Space statement and virtual issue on Palestine and Israel


Society and Space statement and virtual issue on Palestine and Israel

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Society and Space statement and virtual issue on Palestine and Israel

Society and Space mourns all those who have lost their lives in Palestine and Israel. We recognize the deep and uneven distress caused by the horrid events in Palestine and Israel especially since October 7, 2023, as well as the profound challenges involved for scholars in navigating these inherently political - and for many, existential – questions.

We share the concern expressed by 800 scholars of international law and genocide whose public statement warns “of the possibility of genocide being perpetrated by Israeli forces against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip,” and unequivocally support Birzeit University’s call for international academic institutions “to take concrete action to stop the genocidal war on the Palestinian people and to end Israeli settler colonialism.”

In modest answer to this call, we here offer a selection of critical work on Palestine-Israel in the Environment and Planning D: Society and Space journal and the Society and Space Magazine. The interview with Edward Said from 2003, as well as all of the essays, journal articles and book reviews from the last ten years listed below are free to access for one year.


Cindi Katz and Neil Smith (2003) An interview with Edward Said


Noam Leshem, Jen Bagelman (2023) Unsettling ‘the settler’

Andy Clarno (2022) Infrastructures of Imperial Policing

Taylor Miller (2021) Active, Still, Reclamation

Connie Yang (2018) Detouring the Occupation: Jerusalem and the Infrastructure of Unseeing

Sabrien Amrov (2017) Homes as Infrastructures of Intimacy

Neve Gordon, Nicola Perugini (2015) Human Shielding and Urban Warfare in Israel/Palestine

Laleh Khalili (2014) A Habit of Destruction

Nadim Khoury (2014) Receding Chronology, Fragmented Narratives

Mat Coleman and Mary Thomas (2014) On the Civilian in Gaza: An interview with Walaa Alqaisiya and Lisa Bhungalia

Anat Ben-David, Ephraim Lavie (2013) Palestine and the Google Empire

Journal Articles

Wassim Ghantous, Mikko Joronen (2022) Dromoelimination: Accelerating settler colonialism in Palestine

Fredrik Meiton (2022) On the iron cage: Infrastructural worlding in Mandate Palestine

Fatina Abreek-Zubiedat, Alona Nitzan-Shiftan (2021) The right to an urban history: The Gaza Master Plan, 1975–1982

Rafi Grosglik, Ariel Handel, Daniel Monterescu (2021) Soil, territory, land: The spatial politics of settler organic farming in the West Bank, Israel/Palestine

Joseph F Getzoff (2020) Start-up nationalism: The rationalities of neoliberal Zionism

Mikko Joronen, Mark Griffiths (2019) The affective politics of precarity: Home demolitions in occupied Palestine

Christopher Harker (2017) Debt space: Topologies, ecologies and Ramallah, Palestine

Mikko Joronen (2017) Spaces of waiting: Politics of precarious recognition in the occupied West Bank

Neve Gordon, Nicola Perugini (2016) The politics of human shielding: On the resignification of space and the constitution of civilians as shields in liberal wars

Noam Leshem (2013) Repopulating the Emptiness: A Spatial Critique of Ruination in Israel/Palestine

Merav Amir (2013) The Making of a Void Sovereignty: Political Implications of the Military Checkpoints in the West Bank

Book Reviews

Gaja Maestri (2023) Review of The Common Camp: Architecture of Power and Resistance in Israel-Palestine by Irit Katz

Tina Guirguis (2022) Review of Waste Siege: The Life of Infrastructure in Palestine by Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins

Stepha Velednitsky (2019) Review of Neoliberal Apartheid: Palestine/Israel and South Africa after 1994 by Andy Clarno

Emily R. Douglas (2018) Review of The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability by Jasbir K. Puar

Ariel Handel (2018) Review of Living Emergency: Israel’s Permit Regime in the Occupied West Bank by Yael Berda

Kareem Rabie (2016) Review of Israel and Africa: A Genealogy of Moral Geography by Haim Yacobi

Lisa Bhungalia (2014) Review of Parting Ways by Judith Butler

Nadim Khoury (2013) Review of Orientalism and Musical Mission: Palestine and the West by Rachel Beckles Willson

Stuart Elden (2013) Review of Trans-colonial Urban Space in Palestine by Maha Samman

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