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Palestinian Women and the Rule of the British Mandate

Ellen L. Fleischmann

in The Nation and Its "New" Women

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780520237896
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520937048 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520237896.003.0002
Palestinian Women and the Rule of the British Mandate

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On December 11, 1987, the Britons arrived in Jerusalem and took control of Palestine. This signaled the beginning of profound transformations in the lives of Palestinian Arabs. Similar to other British colonies, Palestine ultimately bore the cultural, political, social, and economic imprint of British imperial domination. This was particularly the case with those Palestinians who came into direct contact with British officials and the government institutions that carried out mandate policies. Concepts such as “British justice” entered the Palestinian discourse on notions of fairness, legality, and rights. British ideas on education, character development, hygiene, and universal womanhood were reflected in the workings of governmental institutions, which in turn influenced Palestinian cultural and social practices.

Keywords: Palestine; British; conquest; culture; domination

Chapter.  16641 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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