مؤسسة الدراسات العربية
Men of Capital: Scarcity and Economy in Mandate Palestine
بواسطة Sherene Seikaly, Middle East and Islamic Studies Program (GMU)
03/16/2016 00:00 am - 03/16/2016 00:00 am EST
المكان: George Mason University
The Middle East and Islamic Studies Program presents
University of California, Santa Barbara
Men of Capital
Scarcity and Economy in Mandate Palestine
[Stanford University Press, 2015]
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16
6:00 PM, MERTEN 1202
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
Men of Capital examines British-ruled Palestine in the 1930s and 1940s through a focus on economy. In a departure from the expected histories of Palestine, this book illuminates dynamic class constructions that aimed to shape a pan-Arab utopia in terms of free trade, profit accumulation, and private property. And in so doing, it positions Palestine and Palestinians in the larger world of Arab thought and social life.
Sherene Seikaly is Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the editor of the Arab Studies Journal, co-founder and co-editor of Jadaliyya e-zine, and an editor of Journal of Palestine Studies. Seikaly's Men of Capital in Times of Scarcity: Economy in Palestine (Stanford University Press, 2016) explores how Palestinian capitalists and British colonial officials used economy to shape territory, nationalism, the home, and the body. She has published in academic journals such as International Journal of Middle East Studies and Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies as well as in online venues including Jadaliyya, Mada Masr, and 7iber.
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