Chapter

Contested Landscape

in Healing the Land and the Nation

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780226779355
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226779386 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226779386.003.0008
Contested Landscape

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This chapter examines the antimalaria projects of Palestinian Arabs and Zionists in mandate Palestine. It explains that the issues of land disease brought about the interaction between the Palestinian Arab population and the Yishuv because Zionist antimalaria efforts were extended to the Palestinian Arab population primarily when the health of the Jewish community was threatened. The chapter argues that the Zionist images of the Palestinian Arab population in antimalaria measures reveal the place of the Arab community within the wider ideological project of transforming the health of the Yishuv and of Palestine's landscape.

Keywords: antimalaria projects; Palestinian Arabs; Zionists; Palestine; Yishuv; Jewish community

Chapter.  15476 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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