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Title The crime of nationalism : Britain, Palestine, and nation-building on the fringe of empire / Matthew Kraig Kelly.
Author Kelly, Matthew Kraig, author.
Publication Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
Description x, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call # 956.9404 K
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-239) and index.
Summary "The Palestinian national movement gestated in the early decades of the twentieth century, but it was born in the Great Revolt of 1936-39, a period of sustained Arab protest against British policy in the Palestine mandate. In The Crime of Nationalism, Matthew Kraig Kelly makes the unique case that the key to understanding the Great Revolt lies in what he calls the crimino-national domain--the overlap between the criminological and the nationalist dimensions of British imperial discourse, and the primary terrain upon which the war of 1936-39 was fought. Kelly's analysis amounts to a new history of one of the major anticolonial insurgencies of the interwar period and a critical moment in the lead-up to Israel's founding. The Crime of Nationalism offers crucial lessons for the scholarly understanding of nationalism and insurgency more broadly"--Provided by publisher.
Contents British causal primacy and the origins of the Palestinian Great Revolt -- "A wave of crime" : the criminalization of Palestinian nationalism, April-June 1936 -- "The policy is the criminal" : war on the discursive frontier, July-August 1936 -- The British awakening to the military nature of the rebellion, August-October 1936 -- The Peel Commission reconsidered -- Towards a rebel parastate: the Arab rejection of partition and the effort to institutionalize the revolt, 1937-38 -- New policy, new crime: the abortion of the Balfour Declaration -- The end of the revolt, 1939.
Subject Arab rebellion (Palestine : 1936-1939) (OCoLC)fst01351714
Palestine -- History -- Arab rebellion, 1936-1939.
Palestine -- History -- 1917-1948.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Palestine.
Palestine -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain.
Palestine -- Politics and government -- 1917-1948.
Violence -- Palestine -- History.
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Violence. (OCoLC)fst01167224
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Middle East -- Palestine. (OCoLC)fst01207534
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Related To Online version: Kelly, Matthew Kraig, author. Crime of nationalism Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017] 9780520965256 (DLC) 2017019351
ISBN 0520291484 (hardcover)
9780520291485 (hardcover)
0520291492 (paperback) :
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