Other available formats:
Looking for an examination copy?
If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact email@example.com providing details of the course you are teaching.
Planted Flags tells an extraordinary story about the mundane uses of law and landscape in the war between Israelis and Palestinians. The book is structured around the two dominant tree landscapes in Israel/Palestine: pine forests and olive groves. The pine tree, which is usually associated with the Zionist project of afforesting the Promised Land, is contrasted with the olive tree, which Palestinians identify as a symbol of their steadfast connection to the land. What is it that makes these seemingly innocuous, even natural, acts of planting, cultivating, and uprooting trees into acts of war? How is this war reflected, mediated, and, above all, reinforced through the polarization of the natural landscape into two juxtaposed landscapes? And what is the role of law in this story? Planted Flags explores these questions through an ethnographic study. By telling the story of trees through the narratives of military and government officials, architects, lawyers, Palestinian and Israeli farmers, and Jewish settlers, the seemingly static and mute landscape assumes life, expressing the cultural, economic, and legal dynamics that constantly shape and reshape it.Read more
- Presents a unique interdisciplinary focus between law, geography, and anthropology
- Offers insight into the relationship between natural landscapes and the modern national project, and on how land still matters to the nation-state
- Tells an engaging story from the intimate perspectives of multiple interviewees: from Palestinian farmers to Israeli military officers to Israeli foresters and to Jewish settlers
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Date Published: July 2009
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521760027
- length: 272 pages
- dimensions: 235 x 157 x 21 mm
- weight: 0.5kg
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
Introduction: trees and war
1. A genealogy of tree bureaucracy
2. The Zionist pine tree project
3. The Palestinian olive tree project
4. 'The tree is the enemy soldier'
Epilogue: tree wars?
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email firstname.lastname@example.orgRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×