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HIST 447 Palestine versus the Palestinians 3 Credits
There is a tremendous tension between the historical evolution of ?Palestine? as a territorial unit, on the one hand; and of the ?Palestinians? as a people, on the other. Instead of a natural fit between identity and territory, it is as if one can only exist at the expense of the other. Why is it that Palestine resists belonging to its inhabitants? How and when did they become a ?people?? And can they become a single political community, divided as they are into Palestinian citizens of Israel; ?residents? of Occupied Territories, and stateless refugees? To explore these questions students are introduced to recent scholarship on the modern history of Palestine and the Palestinians that unsettles nationalist narratives and imagines alternative futures.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Summer 2014-2015 Palestine versus the Palestinians 3
Summer 2013-2014 Palestine versus the Palestinians 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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