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Women's Political Activism in Palestine: Peacebuilding, Resistance, and Survival

Sophie Richter-Devroe


What does doing politics mean in a context of occupation, settler-colonialism, and prolonged state violence such as Palestine? This book traces Palestinian women’s forms of political activism, ranging from peacebuilding and popular resistance to their everyday survival and coping strategies. Over the last decades, the Israeli occupation has tightened its grip on Palestinian life; settler-colonial violence against Palestinians has risen, and Palestine is more fragmented—politically, socially and spatially—than ever. For most Palestinians, neither the official liberal peace agenda nor the libera ... More

Keywords: Palestine, women, activism, politics, gender, everyday life, resistance, politics from below, everyday politics, liberal peace, survival, settler colonialism, occupation, ṣumūd, Oslo Accords, Intifada, West Bank

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780252041860
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252041860.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sophie Richter-Devroe, author
Doha Institute for Graduate Studies