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Crime of Nationalism: Britain, Palestine, and Nation-Building on the Fringe of Empire

Matthew Kraig Kelly


The Palestinian national movement gestated in the early decades of the twentieth century, but it was born in the Great Revolt of 1936–39, a period of sustained Arab protest against British policy in Palestine. In this book, Matthew Kraig Kelly makes the novel case that the key to understanding the rebellion lies in the "crimino-national" domain—a hitherto neglected area of overlap between criminological and nationalist discourses, and the primary terrain upon which the war of 1936–39 was fought. As Kelly elaborates, apart from national autonomy, the Palestinian rebels’ primary objective was to ... More

Keywords: Palestine, nationalism, Zionism, imperialism, criminology, insurgency, Palestinian Great Revolt, British Empire, revolution, Israel

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780520291485
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520291485.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew Kraig Kelly, author