The Production of Colonial Temporal Patterns in East Jerusalem

  • Maha Samman
  • Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies, May 2018, Edinburgh University Press
  • DOI: 10.3366/hlps.2018.0179

The dynamics of colonial control over peoples' use of time on a daily basis in a in Jerusalem.

What is it about?

The article discusses how Palestinian daily life in East Jerusalem is influenced and controlled by Israeli colonial policies and practices. It focuses on one aspect of colonial control - time, either lost or gained, by whom and for whom, in a real-time and an on-gong colonial situation.

Why is it important?

It provides a new approach to analyze colonial impact on the indigenous population and its time; it consequently introduces a new aspect of conflict resolution termed here as temporal justice.


Maha Samman
Al-Quds University

The article elaborates further on an aspect of colonialism that was mentioned in a previous book entitled: Trans-Colonial Urban Space in Palestine: Politics and Development, (Routledge 2013), and explains how colonialism controls an indigenous people by containing them in space and in time.

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