From the River to the Sea: Israel, Palestine, and Queer/Feminist Ecologies

Authors

  • Mitch Goldsmith McMaster University

Keywords:

Israel, Palestine, Ecofeminism, Queer Theory

Abstract

This paper seeks to provide an ecofeminist and queer critique of Israeli aggression towards and occupation of Palestine in three parts. Firstly, providing a critical analysis of tropes surrounding the creation of the Israel including early policies relating to land and afforestation.  Secondly, by revealing how these tropes about the founding of Israel expose racist understandings about the supposed nature of Palestinians and Arabs (as backwards, queered and so on) and Thirdly, how these projections in the two previous sections about Israeli ingenuity and the supposed natural inferiority of Palestinians and Arabs informs current ecological mal/development in Israel and Palestine. 

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Published

2015-10-13

How to Cite

Goldsmith, M. (2015). From the River to the Sea: Israel, Palestine, and Queer/Feminist Ecologies. UnderCurrents: Journal of Critical Environmental Studies, 19, 17–26. Retrieved from https://currents.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/currents/article/view/40251