Buy Hollow Land: Israel’s Architecture of Occupation 2nd Revised edition by Eyal Weizman (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low. Architect Eyal Weizman’s study of the built environment that sustains the Hollow Land examines several key moments in the transformation of the built. Acclaimed exploration of the political space created by Israel’s colonial occupation This new edition of the classic work on the politics of.
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It does not so much call upon Foucault or Deleuze and Guattari as exemplify them, and give them terrifying real world application. An in-depth research into the tactics used by the Israeli government to ‘tame’ architecture, using it as a destructive weapon of oppression and occupation. We share more with architects; we combine theory and practice. The slide on page is really revealing.
So much of interest around defining public and private, making and unmaking subjects, examining defense against outside forces as opposed to security guarding from the enemy within.
Spatiality and Power Territorial Masquerades Pingback: Simply in light of my own work I thought that the introduction was one of the most compelling parts of the book. Would’ve been an even better read if I was into architecture. Oct 06, Intiya rated it really liked it.
This is an intellectual masterpiece. Gorgeously written, incisive, creative. In doing so, it provides an image of the very essence of Israeli occupation, its origin, evolution and the various ways by which it functions. There is the banality of architecture and building construction with brutal consequences: Production of Territory Territorial Masquerades Pingback: Refresh and try again.
Lists with This Book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Brilliant work on the three dimensionality of the Occupation.
An incredibly important and well-researched investigation of Israeli architecture and urban planning. This is a must read for anyone interested in the Palestinian – Israeli conflict and in finding a new dimension to understanding and analyzing struggle.
Weizman takes this further in his own ways, providing detailed analyses of how the Israel-Palesti Been reading this book on and off for some 3 years or so you know, that kind of A Thousand Plateaus kind of thing and it was only in the wake of recent events that I decided to read it start-to-end. Perhaps the most unexpected insights involve the Israeli army’s use of concepts from Deleuze and Gauttari as military tactics.
Feb 05, Basma Abdallah Uraiqat rated it it was amazing.
Preview — Hollow Land by Eyal Weizman. To relate it to less risks mocking the desperate violence and injustice of the occupation of Palestinian lands.
This is particularly true for the way in which settlements battled for the hilltops, both lahd military-strategic reasons as anchor points but also because of their role in religious- and place-based kinds of myth-making about belonging.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Reading this book has been a mind-opening experience.
The book demonstrates the materiality of domination and resistance–built into, below, and above the geography. Pitched battles took place in living rooms, and people lived with these holes after the conflict, covering them over with shelves and etc. Weizman folds in thinking about modern Israeli history, military intelligence and architecture to paint a profound, wide ranging picture of how Israel has rendered Palestinian space as permanently plastic, always in the process of being unsettled and shifted, and more importantly he shows how this transformation of space is not merely an academic curiosity but is in many ways the material center of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, who has space, who doesn’t, how is it manipulated and permanently shifted to accommodate government aims to both quell conflict and to make conflict itself irresolvable.
There is so much here that makes you think about space and its connection to power and politics and war, but I personally am almost afraid to use it, as the situation it describes is unparalleled.
Mar 02, Pablo rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is masterfully done as well. But they are also strategic spots in the topography of a region, meaning that they offer stepping-stones to control much larger swaths of land.
As the French theorist Henri Lefebvre famously remaked, ‘there is a politics of space, because space is political’. He answered, ‘Derrida may be a little too opaque for our crowd.