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Published: 09 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375753-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7575-3
... The chapter examines the regime of movement in the West Bank, and the work of the Human Rights organization MachsomWatch (Checkpoint Watch.) Drawing on Foucault’s framework of disciplinary power, it examines the political technologies through which space is organized and movement is regulated at...
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373445-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7344-5
... "Apache" helicopters, tanks, and other supplies. F-16s mow down people, houses, olive groves, and fields every day. Babies die at birth at civilian checkpoints as Israelis regularly shoot and kill ambulance drivers and target paramedics saving the injured. In Palestine, many of the elites have left...
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373445-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7344-5
... cry. You shed tears and sweat onto the ground as you watch, with your twenty-nine family members as your home is levelled. You shed tears and sweat onto the ground. You take refuge in an abandoned storefront. You make a kitchen in the stor- age area, your grandchildren around you looking...
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By Yael Navaro-Yashin
Published: 12 March 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395133-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9513-3
... political system that was supposed to be accepted always remained. Having experienced other forms of polity and gover- nance, Turkish-Cypriots always had an ability to contrast their admin- istration (and Turkey) with other state practices. And when they could, even before the opening of checkpoints for...
Published: 01 January 2014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7673-6
... in the world.” Those real things encompass the numb- ing reality of loss that is both solitary and shared, solitary as he watches a fly crawl over Shelly’s face and recognizes the finality of death, and shared when he must face the difficulty of looking after his children, finding transport...
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By Nasser Abufarha
Published: 03 July 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392118-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9211-8
... my research, several times I would hear of farmers with nowhere to sell their crops who would open their fields for village residents to pick what they wanted. Other farmers, unable to maneuver their way around the checkpoints and army patrol units, failed to enter the city to make a delivery and...
Published: 15 September 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396536-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9653-6
... checkpoint is not about security. It is only about humiliation. I arrived at the Damascus Gate and watched the pilgrims on Easter Sun- day, saw the stacks of bread for sale to the Christians, and waited for Ezra to drive by and pick me up. I was already intimate with Ezra, although he had never met...
Published: 25 March 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391340-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9134-0
... distribution of border policing traps undocumented residents within the long strip of the expanded border. There are major checkpoints on highways some distance from the border and also regular patrols on roads leading away from the area, such that people find themselves pinned between the heavily...
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By Sarah Schulman
Published: 15 September 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396536-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9653-6
... Bil’in. They asked me, twenty- five years older than they, to sit in the front seat to make us more palatable to checkpoints. I was the middle- aged beard. The story, in case we got stopped, was that we were on our way to visit friends in the settlements. The driver had prepared a “Friday...
Published: 19 March 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394761-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9476-1
... expatriate community in the highlands of West Papua. “I met up with friends from the school to hang out and watch a video,” Emma continued. “We were all laughing a lot.” The group decided to go on a picnic the next day.59 Tembagapura is near the open- pit gold and copper mine of Freeport. Most of the...
Published: 15 November 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393160-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9316-0
... checkpoints—come to exchange various properties and goals and together enable aspiring migrants to assemble a program of action. Specifically, my aim is to shed light on the necessary displacements and unexpected effects that occur when the semiotic and 108  chapter three material properties...
Published: 15 July 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393238-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9323-8
... that they might peruse a fashion magazine, women watched these new Epilogue dramas to glean information about fashion and consumer trends. The tarento were crucial in relating this information to the viewers. They are...
Published: 26 August 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394488-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9448-8
... the Bandajuma Sowah checkpoint drifted to the dirt pitch behind the guard hut where they played soccer under a light rain. On women: a kamajor warrior-hunter cannot touch or be touched by a woman while “prepared,” or in the purified state that makes him imper- vious to enemy bullets. He...
Published: 25 March 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391340-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9134-0
... concretely embodied in the military checkpoints, the newly con­ structed “separation wall,” and other tangible barriers situated along the border with Israel and at numerous points within the territories them­ selves. As the local human rights organization MachsomWatch (Check­ point Watch...
Published: 15 September 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396536-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9653-6
... founder of a film festival, I know that films can change people’s lives, help us learn how to see and therefore how to live. I was excited to watch so many works about Palestine and Israel on the roster—films that I would never get to see in New York. I was counting on these films to bring me...
Published: 15 September 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396536-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9653-6
... group’s e- letter, Muzzle- watch, which documents retribution by the right- wing Jewish community against anti- occupation Jews. I also started reading the Electronic Intifada, the on-line go- to source for news about Palestine. Udi and I would over- lap one night before I was to leave for Tel Aviv...
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By Yael Navaro-Yashin
Published: 12 March 2012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9513-3
... the Greeks of Istanbul mounted once again during and in the aftermath of the Cyprus conflict, we watched one family after an- other pack to leave Istanbul permanently and move to Athens.∏ Though each classified minority in Turkey had its own configuration of fate, the xiv PREFACE non-Muslims...
Published: 03 July 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392118-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9211-8
... small eye slots for surveillance. There were about eight or ten soldiers standing around, two on the ground handling those passing through the checkpoint, one up on the tank, at least one in the watchtower, another two in a smaller watch stand on the right side, and two others apparently on some...
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By Danny Hoffman
Published: 26 August 2011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9448-8
... and undisciplined troops. This, too, was a pattern to be repeated through passto had Taylor’s civilians which through checkpoints trained poorly struggle” against the aPC had begun (quoted hadbegun 2005, 59).inGberie theagainst aPC struggle” invoke throughout the war, Sankoh announced...
Published: 26 August 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394488-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9448-8
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