"Enclosure marshals bold new and persuasive arguments about the ongoing dispossession of Palestinians. Revealing the Israel-Palestine landscape primarily as one of enclosure, geographer Gary Fields sheds fresh light on Israel's actions. He places those actions in historical context in a broad analysis of power and landscapes across the modern world. Examining the process of land-grabbing in early modern England, colonial North America, and contemporary Palestine, Enclosure shows how patterns of exclusion and privatization have emerged across time and geography. That the same moral, legal, and cartographic arguments were copied by enclosers of land in very different historical environments challenges Israel's current rationale as being uniquely beleaguered. It also helps readers in the United Kingdom and the United States understand the Israel-Palestine conflict in the context of their own, tortured histories"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The contours of enclosure Early modern English landscapes : rights of land tenure and the common fields From land re-imagined, to landscapes remade : the discourse of improvement and enclosing the common fields Amerindian landscapes : subsistence systems, spirit worlds and indigenous land tenure Re-imagining and remaking native landscapes : land improvement and taking Amerindian land Palestinian landscapes : landholding and tenancy in historic Palestine From imagination to redemption : crafting a Hebrew landscape on Palestinian land Enclosure in a historical mirror.
K738 .F54 2017
Available in Other Form
Online version: Fields, Gary, 1954- Enclosure. Oakland, California : University of California Press, 
Oakland, California : University of California Press,