Eyal Weizman. Hollow Land: Israel’s Architecture of Occupation. Verso. 2007


In the ‘Hollow Land Weizman surveys and archives Israel’s occupation and colonization of Palestine, juxtaposing the physical architecture with the political, sociological , historical and religious contexts in a novel way. He simply and effectively highlights and unpacks Israel’s mechanisms of control and spatial strategies (9) of ‘suburban colonization’ (122). Very meaningfully, he also summarizes and traces the development of such strategies through historical, textual, visual and even archeological sources, deftly exposing architecture as being used as a political tool and  a military strategy by a repressive regime.

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