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Men of Capital: Scarcity and Economy in Mandate Palestine (Hardback)

Sherene Seikaly

Edité par Stanford University Press, United States, 2015
ISBN 10: 0804792887 / ISBN 13: 9780804792882
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Titre : Men of Capital: Scarcity and Economy in ...

Éditeur : Stanford University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2015

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Men of Capital examines British-ruled Palestine in the 1930s and 1940s through a focus on economy. In a departure from the expected histories of Palestine, this book illuminates dynamic class constructions that aimed to shape a pan-Arab utopia in terms of free trade, profit accumulation, and private property. And in so doing, it positions Palestine and Palestinians in the larger world of Arab thought and social life, moving attention away from the limiting debates of Zionist-Palestinian conflict.Reading Palestinian business periodicals, records, and correspondence, Sherene Seikaly reveals how capital accumulation was central to the conception of the ideal social man. Here we meet a diverse set of characters-the man of capital, the frugal wife, the law-abiding Bedouin, the unemployed youth, and the abundant farmer-in new spaces like the black market, cafes and cinemas, and the idyllic Arab home. Seikaly also traces how British colonial institutions and policies regulated wartime austerity regimes, mapping the shortages of basic goods-such as the vegetable crisis of 1940-to the broader material disparities among Palestinians and European Jews. Ultimately, she shows that the economic is as central to social management as the political, and that an exclusive focus on national claims and conflicts hides the more complex changes of social life in Palestine. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9780804792882

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Synopsis : "Men of Capital" examines British-ruled Palestine in the 1930s and 1940s through a focus on economy. In a departure from the expected histories of Palestine, this book illuminates dynamic class constructions that aimed to shape a pan-Arab utopia in terms of free trade, profit accumulation, and private property. And in so doing, it positions Palestine and Palestinians in the larger world of Arab thought and social life, moving attention away from the limiting debates of ZionistPalestinian conflict. Reading Palestinian business periodicals, records, and correspondence, Sherene Seikaly reveals how capital accumulation was central to the conception of the ideal "social man." Here we meet a diverse set of charactersthe man of capital, the frugal wife, the law-abiding Bedouin, the unemployed youth, and the abundant farmerin new spaces like the black market, cafes and cinemas, and the idyllic Arab home. Seikaly also traces how British colonial institutions and policies regulated wartime austerity regimes, mapping the shortages of basic goodssuch as the vegetable crisis of 1940to the broader material disparities among Palestinians and European Jews. Ultimately, she shows that the economic is as central to social management as the political, and that an exclusive focus on national claims and conflicts hides the more complex changes of social life in Palestine."

Critique: ""Men of Capital" is a breathtaking study of the complex work of making 'economy' in pre-1948 Palestine, filled with unforgettable characters striving for economic renewal in commerce and in the home. Sherene Seikaly reveals a Palestine being remade, bit by bit, into distinctly 'Jewish' versus 'Arab' worlds, and gives us entirely new ways of thinking about Israel/Palestine and colonialismall wrapped up in an unstoppable read."Julia Elyachar, University of California, Irvine""

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