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Jan 05, Sofie Tyger rated it really liked it. There is so much here that makes you think about space and its connection to power and politics and war, but I personally am almost afraid to use it, weuzman the situation it describes is unparalleled.

I then asked him, if so, why does he not read Derrida and deconstruction instead? Weizman is weizmsn in both his way of handling the data, the theory and the narrative. I have read many geographical works that try to mobilize the concept of “verticality” but they often ring a bit shallow.

He, like Foucault, talks about it much more in terms of the in visibility of power, but how can we also think about this productiveness of the in visible in terms of economic power and legality? An in-depth research into the tactics used by the Israeli government to ‘tame’ architecture, using it as a destructive weapon of oppression and occupation.

He answered, ‘Derrida may wdizman a little too opaque for our crowd. The urban militarism chapter is brilliant and I had read before in essay form. The Israeli government strategies are composed by a complex mix of chaos and order, the legible and illegible, the legal and illegal.

Hollow Land: Israel’s Architecture of Occupation

While not weizmn as a history, this gives you an incredible depth and breadth of view qeizman the situation. This is a perfect connect to Lefebvre who is never mentioned or cited — so many insights here appear to emerge organically from the subject, but in reviewing the notes and bibliography I found some absences rather curious.


A complex array of actors are all making this space—though the military is clearly the most powerful—but it also involves militants, planners, NGOs, international actors, etc. Lists with This Book.

Though I admit, given Israel’s latest round of assassinations and bombing of the Gaza strip even now, hope seems very far away. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He says elsewhere ‘The architecture of the frontier could not be said to be simply ‘political’ but rather ‘politics in matter’.

Hollow Land: Israel’s Architecture of Occupation by Eyal Weizman

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Holloa dimensionalities of space are being produced in the process: In spite of its desires to the contrary, there is still some sense of overwhelming power and force that the last chapter doesn’t quite manage to overcome. Where are the points where hope is possible? Would’ve been an even better read if I was into architecture.

Hollow Land and the Politics of ‘Archupation’

In doing so, it provides an image of the very essence of Israeli occupation, its origin, evolution and the various ways by which it functions. That is pretty much the best you can get out of an urban planning book. Weizman takes this further in his own ways, providing detailed analyses of how the Israel-Palesti Been reading this book on and off for some 3 years or so you know, that kind of A Thousand Plateaus kind of holloow and it was only in the wake of recent events that I decided to read it start-to-end.

A relentlessly fascinating look at how the Isreali military, Isreali settlers, and other actors have used space to occupy, control, and structure Palestine over the last 50 years. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Weizman has a very clear opinion, but he does a very good job backing it. Brilliant work on the three dimensionality of the Occupation.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Weizman folds in thinking about modern Israeli history, military intelligence and architecture to paint a weizkan, wide ranging picture of how Israel has rendered Palestinian space as permanently plastic, always in the process of being unsettled and shifted, and more importantly he shows how this weizkan of space is not merely an academic curiosity but is in many ways the material center of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, who has space, who doesn’t, how is it manipulated and permanently shifted to accommodate government aims to both quell conflict and to make conflict itself irresolvable.

It reads almost more like science fiction than Joanna Russ, who I was reading at the same time. Even where he emphasizes the ways in which Jewish settlers followed their own logics to counterproductive results at times and stated outright that Ariel Sharon didn’t mastermind the settlement process, the rest of the chapter and perhaps the book seems to prove that his finger was literally in every pie.

A mind altering, opinion changing book that makes exceedingly clear why there has not and probably cannot be a peaceful solution to the endless problem of Palestine.

According to testimony from Machsom Watch, the tight turnstiles ended up causing more harm and chaos. An in depth look at a 21st century occupation. It is masterfully done as well. The slide on page is really revealing.