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Development and Social Exclusion : The Case of the Arab-Bedouins in the Negev

Ben-Tov, Michael Prestø

Titre : Development and Social Exclusion : The Case of the Arab-Bedouins in the Negev

Auteur : Ben-Tov, Michael Prestø

Université de soutenance : University of Oslo (UiO)

Grade : Master of Philosophy in Culture, Environment and Sustainability 2007

Résumé
How does the discovery of the mausoleum of Herod the Great in the West Bank relate to Jewish Neo-Zionist territorial claims ? What are the connections between agricultural farms and social exclusion ? And why is it so difficult for Ka adan, an Arab citizen of Israel, to purchase state owned land outside his own town ? In Israel, development schemes often contain a nationalistic overtone, marked by ethnic delineation and religious sentiments. This thesis, a cross-disciplinary sociocultural and historical-geographical study, examines the role that religion, ethnicity and nationality play in the creation of ethnoscapes and ethno-classes . It is argued that the exclusive religious character of Israeli nationality poses a challenge to distributive justice and social sustainability. Focusing on the case of the Arab-Bedouins in the Negev, the relationship between nationality, Demographic design and spatial domination is studied, revealing the interconnectedness of the politics of space, place, myth and identity.

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