(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Public spaces in the occupied Palestinian territories

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ZAWAWI Z. (1) ; CORIJN E. (1) ; VAN HEUR B. (1) ;
(1) Centre for Urban Research COSMOPOLIS - City, Culture and Society, Vrije Univ., Brussel, BELGIQUE


This article takes a more micro-level approach by investigating one specific public space in detail. It analyses the transformation and use of Dawar, the main public space of the city of Nablus, during the First (1987–1993) and Second (2000–2005) Intifadas. Public spaces in Palestinian cities have been transformed during the two Intifadas on both the physical and the socio-economic levels. Changing power relations affect the way public spaces are produced and regulated. Citizens, too, (re)produce public spaces through everyday practices, uses, and—in our case—explicit forms of resistance.It proposes an analytical framework to look at public spaces as the result of power relations by combining the work of two French theorists, Michel Foucault and Henri Lefebvre. This framework is then applied to Dawar during the two Intifadas


Article of periodic

published at : GeoJournal / ISSN 0343-2521 / CODEN GEOJDQ

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 78, no4 [pp. 743-758]

Bibliographic references : 49 ref.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17887

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