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Open Gaza: architectures of hope

Sharp, Deen ORCID: 0000-0003-0524-0540 (2021) Open Gaza: architectures of hope. American University in Cairo Press, Cairo, Egypt. ISBN 9781649030719

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Abstract

The Gaza Strip is one of the most beleaguered environments on earth. Crammed into a space of 139 square miles (360 square kilometers), 1.8 million people live under an Israeli siege, enforcing conditions that continue to plummet to ever more unimaginable depths of degradation and despair. Gaza, however, is more than an endless encyclopedia of depressing statistics. It is also a place of fortitude, resistance, and imagination; a context in which inhabitants go to remarkable lengths to create the ordinary conditions of the everyday and to reject their exceptional status. Inspired by Gaza's inhabitants, this book builds on the positive capabilities of Gazans. It brings together environmentalists, planners, activists, and scholars from Palestine and Israel, the US, the UK, India, and elsewhere to create hopeful interventions that imagine a better place for Gazans and Palestinians. Open Gaza engages the Gaza Strip within and beyond the logics of siege and warfare, it considers how life can be improved inside the limitations imposed by the Israeli blockade, and outside the idiocy of violence and warfare.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: https://shop.aer.io/aucpress/p/Open_Gaza_Architect...
Additional Information: © 2021 American University in Cairo Press
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2021 09:42
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2021 23:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/112129

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