Project

Fabric of life. The infrastructure of settler colonialism in Palestine

Duration
01 January 2009 → 31 December 2012
Funding
Federal funding: various
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
  • Social sciences
    • Economic development, innovation, technological change and growth
    • Economic geography
    • Human geography
    • Recreation, leisure and tourism geography
    • Urban and regional geography
    • Other social and economic geography
Keywords
electricity neoliberalism roads infrastructure development Palestine Settler Colonialism
 
Project description

Taking stock from literature on urban studies, settler colonialism and political economy, the dissertation looks at the histories and geographies of infrastructure networks (electricity and roads) to explore spatial modalities of settler colonialism and uneven development in Palestine. In particular it studies how infrastructures are co-produced and governed and how they advance political and socioe-conomic segregation and inequality in practice.