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Decolonizing the Study of Palestine

Writing about Palestine and the Palestinians continue to be controversial. Until the late 1980s, the question of Palestine was approached through Western social theories that had appeared after World War 2. This endowed European settlers and colonists the mission of guiding the "backward" natives of Palestine to modernity. However, since the work o...

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A Palestinian Armenian: The Intertwine between the Social and the Political

This book tells the story and history of a 1,600-year-old Christian community in Palestine. The Armenian community is one of the oldest - if not the oldest- communities in Jerusalem with an interrupted presence. Armenia was the first Christian country to adopt Christianity as the religion of the state, thereby making national and religious identity...

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Rooted in Palestine: Palestinian Christians and the Struggle for National Liberation 1917-2004

The book research the role of the Palestinian Christians in the struggle for national liberation from WWI through WWII and especially after the Israeli occupation in 1967. The role of the Palestinian Christians in resisting the Britisch mandate and Israeli occupation is highlighted. The contribution of the Christian churches in Palestine to diploma...

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Changing Theory Concepts from the Global South

This book is an original, systematic, and radical attempt at decolonizing critical theory. Drawing on linguistic concepts from 16 languages from Asia, Africa, the Arab world, and South America, the essays in the volume explore the entailments of words while discussing their conceptual implications for the humanities and the social sciences everywhe...

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The Politics of Persecution: Middle Eastern Christians in an Age of Empire Hardcover

Persecution of Christians in the Middle East has been a recurring theme since the middle of the nineteenth century. The topic has experienced a resurgence in the last few years, especially during the Trump era. Middle Eastern Christians are often portrayed as a homogeneous, helpless group ever at the mercy of their Muslim enemies, a situation that...

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