The Politics of the Trail (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
264
Utgivningsdatum
2014-05-30
Förlag
The University of Michigan Press
Illustrationer
12 photographs
Dimensioner
228 x 152 x 19 mm
Vikt
408 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780472052127
The Politics of the Trail (häftad)

The Politics of the Trail

Reflexive Mountain Biking along the Frontier of Jerusalem

Häftad Engelska, 2014-05-30
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Each day, as Oded Loewenheim commutes by mountain bike along dirt trails and wadis in the hills of Jerusalem to Hebrew University, he feels a strong emotional connection to his surroundings. But for him this connection also generates, paradoxically, feelings and emotions of confusion and estrangement. In The Politics of the Trail, Loewenheim confronts this tension by focusing on his encounters with three places along the trail: the separation fence between Israel and the Palestinians; the ruins of the Palestinian village Qalunya, demolished in 1948; and the trail connecting the largest 9/11 memorial site outside the U.S. with a top-secret nuclear-proof bunker for the Israeli cabinet. He shares the stories of the people he meets along the way and considers how his own subjectivity is shaped by the landscape and culture of conflict. Moreover, he deconstructs, challenges, and resists the concepts and institutions that constitute such a culture and invites conversation about the idea of conflict as a culture.
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Oded Loewenheim is Senior Lecturer in the Department of International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.