author={Rebecca L. Stein},
  journal={International Journal of Middle East Studies},
  pages={647 - 669}
  • R. Stein
  • Published 31 October 2008
  • History
  • International Journal of Middle East Studies
It is perhaps self-evident to suggest that military conquest shares something with tourism because both involve encounters with “strange” landscapes and people. Thus it may not surprise that the former sometimes borrows rhetorical strategies from the latter—strategies for rendering the strange familiar or for translating threatening images into benign ones. There have been numerous studies of this history of borrowing. Scholars have considered how scenes of battle draw tourist crowds, how… 
GoPro Occupation
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Traveling Zion: Hiking and Settler-Nationalism in pre-1948 Palestine
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On March 19, 1944, Lieutenant Benjamin McCartney was lead bombardier in a squadron of American airplanes attacking railroad yards in central Rome. McCartney had visited the city as a tourist before
Colonial conquests and the politics of normalization: The case of the Golan Heights and Northern Cyprus
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Communicating ‘normalcy’ in Israel: intra/intercultural paradox and interceptions in tourism discourse
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Today he is no more : Magic, intervention, and global war in Uganda
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Belated Travelers: Orientalism in the Age of Colonial Dissolution
In "Belated Travelers," Ali Behdad offers a compelling cultural critique of nineteenth-century travel writing and its dynamic function in European colonialism. Arriving too late to the Orient, at a
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The object of memory : Arab and Jew narrate the Palestinian village
There was a village in Palestine called Ein Houd, whose people traced their ancestry back to one of Saladin's generals who was granted the territory as a reward for his prowess in battle. By the end
The Israeli teacher-guide: the emergence and perpetuation of a role.
Abstract The Israeli teacher-guide performs functions associated with tiyulim —special walks in Israel aimed at the promotion of getting to know one's native country, which are organized by public,
We have not arrived from the sea: a Mizrahi literary geography
This article examines how writers of Middle Eastern background, such as Iraqi‐born Yitzhak Bar‐Moshe, who writes in Arabic and has been translated into Hebrew, Iraqi‐born Sammy Michael, Egyptian‐born
The Question of Palestine
From the distinguished author of Orientalism, The Question of Palestine is a powerfully moving account of one of the most hotly debated issues in the world today: the emergence of the modern
Home and Harem: Nation, Gender, Empire and the Cultures of Travel
Part 1 English imperial culture: home and harem - domesticity gender and nationalism empire and the movement for women's suffrage in Britain the guidebook and the museum. Part 2 Euroimperial travel
Israel's Architecture of Occupation
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