From the Editors
“Politics is the continuation of war by other means,” Michel Foucault wrote in “Society Must Be Defended” (2003), reversing Clausewitz’s well-worn dictum. Foucault’s point is that there is a continuous battle of sorts that takes place in times of peace, and the public space that hosts civil society, with all its depth, substance, and methods of influence, is the ultimate field of battle. Foucault asserts the importance of replacing the juridical discourse with the ...Keep Reading »
Areej Sabbagh-Khoury was born and raised in the Galilee, Israel.She earned a B.A. in Sociology, Anthropology, and Political Science from Tel Aviv University in 2002, and an MA in Sociology and Anthropology in 2006. Her master’s thesis was entitled “Between the ‘Law of Return’ and the Right of Return; Reflections on Palestinian discourse in Israel.” Now, she is a PhD candidate at Tel Aviv University. Her work focuses on the Israeli Zionist left in the context of colonialism, socialism, and nationalism, as well as on Palestinian collective activism and memory. Since 2002, she has been a Research Fellow at Mada and since 2008 an Academic Coordinator of the Political Participation Project of the Palestinians in Israel at Mada al-Carmel—Arab Center for Applied Social Research. Her most recent publication is The Palestinians in Israel: Readings in History, Politics, and Society (2012. Haifa: Mada al-Carmel) for which she co-wrote the introduction and co-edited the entire volume with Nadim Rouhana (available for free download in English, Arabic, and Hebrew).