By Rhoda Ann Kanaaneh
17 b/w photos, 1 map during this wealthy, evocative learn, Rhoda Ann Kanaaneh examines the altering notions of sexuality, kin, and copy between Palestinians dwelling in Israel. Distinguishing itself amid the media maelstrom that has homogenized Palestinians as "terrorists," this crucial new paintings deals a fancy, nuanced, and humanized depiction of a gaggle rendered invisible regardless of its sizeable dimension, now accounting for almost twenty percentage of Israel's inhabitants. Groundbreaking and thought-provoking, Birthing the country contextualizes the politics of copy inside of modern concerns affecting Palestinians, and locations those concerns opposed to the backdrop of a dominant Israeli society.
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Related . . ” Individuals become an object of concern to the extent that they are relevant to the state’s strength: “From the state’s point of view, the individual exists insofar as what he does is able to introduce even a minimal change in the strength of the state. . : 151, 152). And I would add to Foucault’s list that sometimes what the individual has to do—particularly the female individual—is to reproduce or stop reproducing. During the eighteenth century, the Ottoman Empire, which included the areas that today are Palestine and Israel, did not use such technologies.
While I certainly questioned these assumptions, my work is “tainted” by my methodological decisions. To my advantage, my strategy allows for a great variety of opinions to emerge, and thus for a sense of openness that a few life histories might foreclose. At the same time, it permits me to highlight what I believe to be telling patterns within the variety and multiplicity—patterns that might not emerge from a single account. At its best, this polyvocal style 5. While rereading the revisions to this book, I occasionally lost sight of the people whose names I had changed.
Hence their intolerance of multiple, politically ‘transvestite,’ blurred or changing identiﬁcations. . The ﬁction of the census is that everyone is in it, and that everyone has one—and only one— extremely clear place” (1991: 164, 166). Moreover, the invented categories of the census began to shape societies and in a sense become “real”: Guided by its imagined map, [the colonial state] organized the new education, juridical, public-health, police, and immigration bureaucracies it was building on the principle of ethno-racial hierarchies.
Birthing the Nation: Strategies of Palestinian Women in Israel (Public Anthropology) by Rhoda Ann Kanaaneh