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Decolonizing Palestine: Hamas between the Anticolonial and the Postcolonial

Somdeep Sen


This book rejects the notion that liberation from colonialization exists as a singular moment in history when the colonizer is ousted by the colonized. Instead, it considers the case of the Palestinian struggle for liberation from its settler colonial condition as a complex psychological and empirical mix of the colonial and the postcolonial. Specifically, the book examines the two seemingly contradictory, yet coexistent, anticolonial and postcolonial modes of politics adopted by Hamas following the organization's unexpected victory in the 2006 Palestinian Legislative Council election. Despite ... More

Keywords: liberation movements, Palestinian struggle, Hamas, armed resistance, Israeli, settler colonial rule, governing body, Gaza Strip, West Bank

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501752735
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501752735.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Somdeep Sen, author
Roskilde University