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Electrical PalestineCapital and Technology from Empire to Nation$
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Fredrik Meiton

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780520295889

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520295889.001.0001

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The Unalterable Order of Electrical Palestine

(p.1) Introduction
Electrical Palestine

Fredrik Meiton

University of California Press

Electrical Palestine tells a story of how a particular relationship between technology and politics was made in Palestine in the period of British rule, and then the book tracks its consequences. Through the story of Palestine’s electrification, it seeks to offer a new perspective on the making and substance of modern political power. The central argument of this book is that the uneven development of Palestine’s electric grid critically shaped the land and the ethno-national conflict that unfolded on it.

Keywords:   uneven development, infrastructure, sovereignty, 1948 War

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