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New Texts Out Now: Ilana Feldman, Police Encounters: Security and Surveillance in Gaza under Egyptian Rule
Ilana Feldman, Police Encounters: Security and Surveillance in Gaza under Egyptian Rule. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2015. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Ilana Feldman (IF): Police Encounters is a study of policing and security practices in Gaza during the period of Egyptian rule (1948-67). It explores the range of matters that occupied police personnel, the mechanisms through which Gazans came to participate in the police project, and ...Keep Reading »
Samera Esmeir, Juridical Humanity: A Colonial History. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012. [This review was originally published in the most recent issue of Arab Studies Journal. For more information on the issue, or to subscribe to ASJ, click here.] Today human rights provides a dominant framework for thinking about humanity—one in which humanity often appears as both a universal and an ahistorical category. In this view, the history of humanity is one of the ...Keep Reading »
New Texts Out Now: Ilana Feldman, The Challenge of Categories: UNRWA and the Definition of a "Palestine Refugee"
Ilana Feldman, "The Challenge of Categories: UNRWA and the Definition of a 'Palestine Refugee.'" Journal of Refugee Studies 25.3 (2012). Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this article? Ilana Feldman (IF): There were two primary motivating forces for writing this article. First, it is part of a special issue in the Journal of Refugee Studies on “The Refugee in the Post-War World, 1945-1960,” that itself was a result of a conference of the same name. By ...Keep Reading »
Ilana Feldman is Associate Professor of Anthropology, History, and International Affairs at George Washington University. She is the author of Police Encounters: Security and Surveillance in Gaza under Egyptian Rule (Stanford, 2015) and Governing Gaza: Bureaucracy, Authority, and the Work of Rule (1917-1967) (Duke, 2008), and co-editor, with Miriam Ticktin, of In the Name of Humanity: The Government of Threat and Care (Duke, 2010). She has published articles in a number of journals, including Cultural Anthropology, International Journal of Middle East Studies, Comparative Studies in Society and History, Journal of Refugee Studies, and Public Culture.