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Women’s Political Activism in Palestine: Peacebuilding, Resistance, and Survival

Women’s Political Activism in Palestine: Peacebuilding, Resistance, and Survival Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/jmews/article-pdf/18/2/296/1621719/296goodfriend.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 12 August 2022 REVIEW Sophie Richter-Devroe Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2018 xvi + 201 pages. ISBN 9780252041860 Reviewed by SOPHIA GOODFRIEND Women’s Political Activism in Palestine is a timely intervention. In 2021 a new generation of Palestinian activists came into the global spotlight. Young influencers turned away from more established political avenues, using social media to broadcast the damaging effects of Israel’s military rule on everyday life in Palestine. Their narratives drew global attention to the injustices of Israel’s occupation, framing the Palestinian struggle alongside growing movements against racism and dispossession worldwide. As 2021 demonstrated, and as Sophie Richter-Devroe writes in her introduction, “the need to refocus and rethink what ‘doing politics’ really means in Palestine seems even more urgent today” (2). Her analysis of Palestinian women’s activism since the second intifada provides valuable historical and theoretical context to the shifting landscape of grassroots struggle across Palestine. Richter-Devroe joins many scholars who have retheorized Palestinian politics since the failure of the Oslo Accords, the intensification of Israel’s military rule, and the disinte- gration of Palestinian national leadership (Hammami 2006; Hasso 2005; Kanaaneh 2009; Peteet 2018; Shalhoub-Kevorkia 2015). By focusing on http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Middle East Women's Studies Duke University Press

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Copyright © 2022 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies
ISSN
1552-5864
eISSN
1558-9579
DOI
10.1215/15525864-9767940
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Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/jmews/article-pdf/18/2/296/1621719/296goodfriend.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 12 August 2022 REVIEW Sophie Richter-Devroe Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2018 xvi + 201 pages. ISBN 9780252041860 Reviewed by SOPHIA GOODFRIEND Women’s Political Activism in Palestine is a timely intervention. In 2021 a new generation of Palestinian activists came into the global spotlight. Young influencers turned away from more established political avenues, using social media to broadcast the damaging effects of Israel’s military rule on everyday life in Palestine. Their narratives drew global attention to the injustices of Israel’s occupation, framing the Palestinian struggle alongside growing movements against racism and dispossession worldwide. As 2021 demonstrated, and as Sophie Richter-Devroe writes in her introduction, “the need to refocus and rethink what ‘doing politics’ really means in Palestine seems even more urgent today” (2). Her analysis of Palestinian women’s activism since the second intifada provides valuable historical and theoretical context to the shifting landscape of grassroots struggle across Palestine. Richter-Devroe joins many scholars who have retheorized Palestinian politics since the failure of the Oslo Accords, the intensification of Israel’s military rule, and the disinte- gration of Palestinian national leadership (Hammami 2006; Hasso 2005; Kanaaneh 2009; Peteet 2018; Shalhoub-Kevorkia 2015). By focusing on

Journal

Journal of Middle East Women's StudiesDuke University Press

Published: Jul 1, 2022

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