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Men of capital : scarcity and economy in mandate Palestine, Sherene Seikaly

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Men of capital : scarcity and economy in mandate Palestine
Title
Men of capital
Title remainder
scarcity and economy in mandate Palestine
Statement of responsibility
Sherene Seikaly
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Men of Capital examines British-ruled Palestine in the 1930s and 1940s through a focus on economy. In a departure from the expected histories of Palestine, this book illuminates dynamic class constructions that aimed to shape a pan-Arab utopia in terms of free trade, profit accumulation, and private property. And in so doing, it positions Palestine and Palestinians in the larger world of Arab thought and social life, moving attention away from the limiting debates of Zionist✹Palestinian conflict. Reading Palestinian business periodicals, records, and correspondence, Sherene Seikaly reveals how capital accumulation was central to the conception of the ideal "social man." Here we meet a diverse set of characters✹the man of capital, the frugal wife, the law-abiding Bedouin, the unemployed youth, and the abundant farmer✹in new spaces like the black market, cafes and cinemas, and the idyllic Arab home. Seikaly also traces how British colonial institutions and policies regulated wartime austerity regimes, mapping the shortages of basic goods✹such as the vegetable crisis of 1940✹to the broader material disparities among Palestinians and European Jews. Ultimately, she shows that the economic is as central to social management as the political, and that an exclusive focus on national claims and conflicts hides the more complex changes of social life in Palestine.--
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1971-
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Seikaly, Sherene
Dewey number
330.9569404
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Palestinian Arabs
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Palestine
Label
Men of capital : scarcity and economy in mandate Palestine, Sherene Seikaly
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : the politics of basic needs -- Men of capital : making money, making nation -- Women of thrift : domesticity and home economics -- A nutritional economy : the calorie, development, and war -- A public good : Palestinian businessmen and World War II -- The vegetable racket : scarcity and the cost of living -- Conclusion : postwar austerity and the discipline of detail
Control code
FIEb17817213
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 258 pages
Isbn
9780804796613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)930593567
Label
Men of capital : scarcity and economy in mandate Palestine, Sherene Seikaly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : the politics of basic needs -- Men of capital : making money, making nation -- Women of thrift : domesticity and home economics -- A nutritional economy : the calorie, development, and war -- A public good : Palestinian businessmen and World War II -- The vegetable racket : scarcity and the cost of living -- Conclusion : postwar austerity and the discipline of detail
Control code
FIEb17817213
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 258 pages
Isbn
9780804796613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)930593567

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