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The Resource Stone men : the Palestinians who built Israel, Andrew Ross

Stone men : the Palestinians who built Israel, Andrew Ross

Label
Stone men : the Palestinians who built Israel
Title
Stone men
Title remainder
the Palestinians who built Israel
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Ross
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"They demolish our houses while we build theirs." This is how a Palestinian stonemason, in line at a checkpoint outside a Jerusalem suburb, described his life to Andrew Ross. Palestinian "stone men", utilizing some of the best quality dolomitic limestone deposits in the world and drawing on generations of artisanal knowledge, have built almost every state in the Middle East except their own. Today the business of quarrying, cutting, fabrication, and dressing is Palestine's largest employer and generator of revenue, supplying the construction industry in Israel, along with other Middle East countries and even more overseas. Drawing on hundreds of interviews in Palestine and Israel, Ross's engrossing, surprising, and gracefully written story of this fascinating, ancient trade shows how the stones of Palestine, and Palestinian labor, have been used to build out the state of Israel-in the process, constructing "facts on the ground"-even while the industry is central to Palestinians' own efforts to erect bulwarks against the Occupation. For decades, the hands that built Israel's houses, schools, offices, bridges, and even its separation barriers have been Palestinian. Looking at the Palestine-Israel conflict in a new light, this book asks how this record of achievement and labor can be recognized
Tone
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10783759
Cataloging source
DGU/DLC
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1956-
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Ross, Andrew
Dewey number
331.7/69310089/927405694
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Construction industry
  • Stonemasonry
  • Stonemasons
  • Palestinian Arabs
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Labor supply
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the Palestinians who built Israel
Label
Stone men : the Palestinians who built Israel, Andrew Ross
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Conquest and manpower (historic Palestine) -- From Kurkar to concrete and back (Jaffa/Tel Aviv) -- Old and new facts -- Restoring the West Bank (Ramallah) -- City on a hilltop (Rawabi) -- Stones of Bethlehem (Jerusalem/Bethlehem) -- Extract, export, and extort (Beit Fajjar) -- Human gold (green line)
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 299 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781788730266
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2018041552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1055570056
  • on1055570056
  • OCoLC
Label
Stone men : the Palestinians who built Israel, Andrew Ross
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Conquest and manpower (historic Palestine) -- From Kurkar to concrete and back (Jaffa/Tel Aviv) -- Old and new facts -- Restoring the West Bank (Ramallah) -- City on a hilltop (Rawabi) -- Stones of Bethlehem (Jerusalem/Bethlehem) -- Extract, export, and extort (Beit Fajjar) -- Human gold (green line)
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 299 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781788730266
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2018041552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1055570056
  • on1055570056
  • OCoLC

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