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Facts on the Ground: Archaeological Practice and Territorial Self-Fashioning in Israeli Society

 
 
 
 
Facts on the Ground: Archaeological Practice and Territorial Self-Fashioning in Israeli Society
Author: Nadia Abu El-Haj
ISBN 13: 9780226001951
ISBN 10: 226001954
Edition: 1
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 2002-02-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 363
List Price: $30.00
 
 

In this incisive book, Nadia Abu El-Haj demonstrates the role that archaeology has played in Israeli society, examining how it emerged as a pervasive force that has shaped the region's social and political imaginations and has inspired violently contested territorial and national-cultural struggles. Based on archival research and ethnographic work among archaeologists, tour guides, and politicians, she presents the first critical account of Israeli archaeological practice while tracing the dynamic relationships among science, colonization, nation-state building, and territorial expansion.