Against the Grain

Dispossession and Enclosure

We’re often told that the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians rises out of a unique historical situation. But the dispossession of the Palestinians, rather than being exceptional, has strong echoes in other historical dispossessions. Gary Fields discusses the enclosure of the lands of the English peasantry, Native Americans, and the inhabitants of historic Palestine. (Encore presentation.)

Resources:

Gary Fields, Enclosure: Palestinian Landscapes in a Historical Mirror UC Press, 2017

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