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  • Desert in the Promised Land: Nature, Settlement, and the Politics of Space

    Desert in the Promised Land: Nature, Settlement, and the Politics of Space

    Yael Zerubavel will discuss her new book, which explores the multiple meanings of the desert as both a geographic region in Israel and a symbolic landscape in Zionist and Israeli culture. Drawing on a wide range of literary, artistic, and folkloric sources, Zerubavel will examine the changing views of the desert from the early twentieth century to the present, shedding light on romantic and mythical associations, settlement and security issues, and environmental concerns. 

     




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