Networks Of Power In Palestine: Family, Society And Politics Since The Nineteenth Century by Harel Chorev-halewaNetworks Of Power In Palestine: Family, Society And Politics Since The Nineteenth Century by Harel Chorev-halewa

Networks Of Power In Palestine: Family, Society And Politics Since The Nineteenth Century

byHarel Chorev-halewa

Hardcover | September 30, 2018

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Informal networks are an elusive and hidden factor in every society. In the Middle East, the Arab Spring recently highlighted their power and scope from Iraq to Morocco, exposing how family and clan networks wield influence behind institutional facades. While many studies of Middle Eastern societies solely analyse formal structures and official governing bodies, this book illuminates longstanding informal social systems by examining the sociopolitical history of the Palestinian highlands, known from 1950 as the West Bank. By studying family-based networks in cities like Jerusalem, Nablus and Hebron, Harel Chorev-Halewa shows how their influence has receded more slowly and less dramatically in recent generations than is commonly believed. He also connects individual elite families to the broader landscape of informal networks, comprising inter-familial alliances, collective economic systems, Sufi orders and customary law-all of which make up the unseen 'familial order.' Unfolding chronologically, this book spans a period of immense change from the Late Ottoman period to the present day, asking: How did Palestinian informal networks adapt to new realities? Why and how did they endure? And what does this say about modern Palestinian national politics in particular, and Arab societies in general? Offering an original and innovative look at informal networks in Palestine, this study is of crucial importance to scholars of Middle East studies, Palestine studies, political science and anthropology.
Harel Chorev-Halewa is a Research Fellow at the Moshe Dayan Centre for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University. He is an expert on informal network analysis and its application to Middle Eastern Studies, particularly Palestinian and Lebanese socio-cultural history. His research on this subject has been published in th...
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Title:Networks Of Power In Palestine: Family, Society And Politics Since The Nineteenth CenturyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.75 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:September 30, 2018Publisher:I.B. Tauris & Co LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1784533815

ISBN - 13:9781784533816

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