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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Humanities Institute - Spring 2017 - Borders, Walls, Fences:
Jerusalem, on the Moving Edge of Israeli Colonial Rule

4:15 - 6:00 PM
Balch Auditorium
Scripps College
10th and Columbia
1030 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, 91711
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(909) 621-8237

What kinds of barriers -- physical, legal, and discursive -- operate to keep Israeli-occupied Jerusalem a city of immense separation and inequality? In this presentation, urban anthropologist, historian and author Thomas Abowd will analyze how colonialism and colonial urbanism remain a crucial component of contemporary Palestinian and Israeli realities. Abowd will illuminate everyday life as well as the broader institutional forces that comprise and enable Israeli urban policy in Jerusalem, and address the multiple expressions of anti-racism and resistance to colonial and military rule in the city most contested by Palestinians and Israelis since 1948.

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