From the Editors
Rebecca Luna Stein
“An aging man crouched before a TV -- a junkie TV, I might add -- in a darkened room. Not exactly how most people picture the man who called for global jihad.” --CNN Over the course of the last week, there has been much discussion of the Bin Laden videos released by the Pentagon, footage seized during the Navy Seal raid in Abbottabad. The most damning video captured during the course of the raid — or, thus we have been assured by media pundits — is that of a ...Keep Reading »
Rebecca Luna Stein's research studies Israeli cultural politics in the context of the Israeli occupation, the history of Israeli state formation, and the legacy of Palestinian dispossession. She is the author of Itineraries in Conflict: Israelis, Palestinians, and the Political Lives of Tourism (Duke University Press, 2008) which considers the relationship between tourism, mobility politics, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the coeditor of Palestine, Israel, and the Politics of Popular Culture (Duke University Press, 2005) with Ted Swedenburg and The Struggle for Sovereignty: Palestine and Israel, 1993-2005 with Joel Beinin (Stanford University Press, 2006). She is currently working on Digital Occupations -- a book project that studies linkages between new media and militarism, with a focus on how social media is changing the contours of military occupation, and portions of this work have recently been published in Middle East Report and theLondon Review of Books blog. Her work on Israeli cultural politics has appeared in such journals as The International Journal of Middle East Studies, Social Text, Public Culture, Theory and Event, Journal of Palestine Studies, Middle East Report, GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies, and Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies.
"The ethos of respect, tolerance and pacifism which appeared to underpin Coppolani’s mission, in fact served as a convenient tool of ethical legitimacy for the French empire.. local ways of life were to be respected and upheld only insofar as they did not pose any threat to the far more pressing dictates of colonialism."click | email | tweet