Power networks and fractured modernities: a political history and geography of electrification in Palestine-Israel

Fabric of life
01 February 2014 → 31 January 2017
European funding: framework programme
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Economic development, innovation, technological change and growth
electrification palestine-Israel
Project description

This research project investigates the ways in which electrification, and the 'roll out' of electricity infrastructures. comes to matter socially, politically, economically and spatially both symbolically and as a set of materials. An interdisciplinary analytical focus on how these 'large technical systems' are constructed and used in Palestine-Israel offers a powerful way of thinking about electricity as a complex assemblage of actors, agents and processes that connect to, and drive. much debated processes of colonialism, modernity, statecraft and uneven development. The focus on Electricity brings an unexplored and fascinating reading of the past and present history of Palestine-Israel