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 This Week In Palestine 
 Subtitle: The Spatial Construction of Identity and Difference in a City of Myth, 1948-2012
 Weekly Program
 Host John Roberts with author Tom Abowd
 Truth & Justice Radio (WZBC)  
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Colonial Jerusalem: The Spatial Construction of Identity and Difference in a City of Myth, 1948-2012. That's the full name of Tufts University Anthropologist Tom Abowd's book, published in 2014 by Syracuse University Press.

Today our entire program consists of our conversation with Tom Abowd. A year ago, when the book first came out, we had a conversation with him and vowed at the time we would continue that conversation. Today we do so. We sat down with Tom in his office at Tufts University.

The publisher's description: "In one of the few anthropological works focusing on a contemporary Middle Eastern city, Colonial Jerusalem explores a vibrant urban center at the core of the decades-long Palestinian-Israeli conflict. This book shows how colonialism, far from being simply a fixture of the past as is often suggested, remains a crucial component of Palestinian and Israeli realities today. Abowd deftly illuminates everyday life under Israel’s long military occupation as it is defined by processes and conditions of "apartness" and separation as Palestinians are increasingly regulated and controlled. Abowd examines how both national communities are progressively divided by walls, checkpoints, and separate road networks in one of the most segregated cities in the world. Drawing upon recent theories on racial politics, colonialism, and urban spatial dynamics, Colonial Jerusalem analyzes the politics of myth, history, and memory across an urban landscape integral to the national cosmologies of both Palestinians and Israelis and meaningful to all communities."

The Tufts Department of German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literatures lists Abowd as Lecturer, Arabic Culture. Listeners willing to go out of their way to save $34.95 are invited to download the book, chapter by chapter, at
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Our 2nd Conversation with Tom Abowd, author of the book "Colonial Jerusalem"
00:49:32 English 2016-03-13
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