The Genealogy of Colonial Plunder and Erasure – Israel's Control over Palestinian Archives

  title={The Genealogy of Colonial Plunder and Erasure – Israel's Control over Palestinian Archives},
  author={Ron Sela},
  journal={Social Semiotics},
  pages={201 - 229}
  • Ron Sela
  • Published 15 March 2018
  • Sociology
  • Social Semiotics
ABSTRACT The essay discusses one characteristic of colonial archives – how the ruling state plunders/loots the colonized’ archives and treasures and controls them in its colonial archives - erasing them from the public sphere by repressive means, censors and restricts their exposure and use, alters their original identity, regulates their contents and subjugates them to colonizer’s laws, rules and terminology. It focuses on two archives plundered by Israel in Beirut in 1980s: the Palestine… 
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