The collapse of the Palestinian-Arab middle class in 1948: The case of Qatamon

@article{Radai2007TheCO,
  title={The collapse of the Palestinian-Arab middle class in 1948: The case of Qatamon},
  author={Itamar Radai},
  journal={Middle Eastern Studies},
  year={2007},
  volume={43},
  pages={961 - 982}
}
  • Itamar Radai
  • Published 1 November 2007
  • History
  • Middle Eastern Studies
The study of Palestinian society in 1948, though still in its incipient stages, has begun to address the emergence of an urban middle class – practitioners of the liberal professions, clerks, officials, businessmen – within Palestinian-Arab society during the British Mandate period, together with the reasons for its collapse in 1948. The overall education, occupations, economic situation, and way of life of the residents of Jerusalem’s Qatamon neighbourhood encapsulate the Mandate-era… 
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