The Colonizing Self

Or, Home and Homelessness in Israel/Palestine

The Colonizing Self

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Book Pages: 304 Illustrations: 21 illustrations Published: December 2020

Author: Hagar Kotef


“This sophisticated, beautifully written, and harrowing book upends a great many comfortable myths. Hagar Kotef theorizes the violent process through which homes, relics and ruins, organic farming, and even convivial hospitality become not just the milieu of struggle, but the very sites through which the settler colonial force of the Israeli state expands and consolidates its power.” — Laleh Khalili, Professor of International Politics, Queen Mary University of London

“Hagar Kotef has written a fierce, rigorous, intimate, unrelenting, account of settler colonialism. We who make our homes on stolen land live in the crevices of all too concrete structures of oppression. We turn our faces to the wall. Kotef faces what we too often ignore. This may be harshest in Israel where Kotef's book is set, but the import of the work goes beyond that site. Perhaps all homes are built on cruel exclusions and indefensible claims. Perhaps all homes shelter cruelties. Hagar Kotef's ability to raise these unsettling questions is admirable for its intellectual clarity and its courage.” — Anne Norton, author of On the Muslim Question


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Paper ISBN: 978-1-4780-1133-0 / Cloth ISBN: 978-1-4780-1028-9