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Irving, S. (2018). “A young man of promise”: finding a place for Stephan Hanna Stephan in the hHistory of Mandate Palestine. Jerusalem Quarterly, 73, 42-62
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“A young man of promise”: finding a place for Stephan Hanna Stephan in the hHistory of Mandate Palestine
2018 (English)In: Jerusalem Quarterly, ISSN 0334-4800, Vol. 73, p. 42-62Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institute for Palestine Studies, 2018
Keywords
Palestine, intellectual history, Jerusalem, Stephan Stephan
National Category
History
Research subject
Humanities, History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77941 (URN)
Note

Winner of the 2018 Ibrahim Dakkak Award for Outstanding Essay on Jerusalem

Available from: 2018-09-22 Created: 2018-09-22 Last updated: 2019-06-25Bibliographically approved
Irving, S. (2017). A Tale of Two Yusifs: Recovering Arab Agency in Palestine Exploration Fund Excavations 1890–1924. Palestine Exploration Quarterly, 149(3), 223-236
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Tale of Two Yusifs: Recovering Arab Agency in Palestine Exploration Fund Excavations 1890–1924
2017 (English)In: Palestine Exploration Quarterly, ISSN 0031-0328, E-ISSN 1743-1301, Vol. 149, no 3, p. 223-236Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The scholarly literature on the history of archaeology and archaeological organisations in late nineteenth/early twentieth century Palestine focuses almost exclusively on the Western excavators and scholars who headed this work. But Arab workers did the bulk of the actual digging, and on a daily basis they were often overseen by fellow Arabs as foremen and gang leaders. This paper applies lessons from relational history as it has been used in Levantine intellectual and labour contexts to understand the roles of two particular men, Yusif ‘abu Selim' Khazin and Yusif Khattar Kanaan, who worked for the Palestine Exploration Fund between 1890 and World War One, acting as foremen, researchers, site directors and many other roles for Frederick Bliss, R.A.S Macalister, and Duncan Mackenzie. Despite their often slim and ghostly presence in the records, in which both men are often referred to only by their shared first name, the writings of Bliss and Macalister reveal them to have been indispensable on-site and as offering insights and knowledge which influenced how both archaeological finds and indigenous life in Palestine was understood.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017
Keywords
Palestine, Agency, Subaltern, Archaeology, Colonialism, Yusuf Kanaan, Yusuf Khazin, Lebanon
National Category
History
Research subject
Humanities, History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77940 (URN)10.1080/00310328.2017.1323294 (DOI)2-s2.0-85030309702 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-09-22 Created: 2018-09-22 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Irving, S. (2017). Love as a Peace Process?: Arab-Jewish Love in the Anglophone Palestinian Novels of Naomi Shihab Nye and Samir El-Yousef. Commonwealth Essays and Studies, 39(2), 39-50
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Love as a Peace Process?: Arab-Jewish Love in the Anglophone Palestinian Novels of Naomi Shihab Nye and Samir El-Yousef
2017 (English)In: Commonwealth Essays and Studies, ISSN 0395-6989, Vol. 39, no 2, p. 39-50Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Paris: , 2017
Keywords
Anglo-Arab, Palestine, literature
National Category
Specific Literatures
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77973 (URN)
Available from: 2018-09-24 Created: 2018-09-24 Last updated: 2019-06-25Bibliographically approved
Irving, S. (2016). Gender, Conflict, and Muslim-Jewish Romance: Reading ʿAli Al-Muqri’s The Handsome Jew and Mahmoud Saeed’s The World through the Eyes of Angels. Journal of Middle East Women's Studies, 12(3), 343-362
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender, Conflict, and Muslim-Jewish Romance: Reading ʿAli Al-Muqri’s The Handsome Jew and Mahmoud Saeed’s The World through the Eyes of Angels
2016 (English)In: Journal of Middle East Women's Studies, ISSN 1552-5864, E-ISSN 1558-9579, Vol. 12, no 3, p. 343-362Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

National or ethnic collectivities are often coded in art, propaganda, and other media as “female”—passive, possessed, and penetrable by the enemy other. Particularly during times of conflict, the nation or homeland is depicted as a woman whose purity must be protected by men. Feminist explorations of this phenomenon have often focused on the language and practice of sexual violence against women in war. Mary Layoun’s discussion of Cypriot fiction raises a different possibility: when women transgress group boundaries and make their own choice to pursue sexual relationships with the other, this rupture of dominant ideologies opens up new ways of thinking about identity but may also end with those disruptions being suppressed and crushed. This article uses Layoun’s ideas to inform a close reading of two recent novels written in Arabic, both of which depict Muslim-Jewish amatory relations in a way that counters stereotypical ideas about how such relationships are seen in the Arab world.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Duke University Press, 2016
Keywords
Arabic, novels, Jewish, Islam
National Category
Specific Literatures
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77939 (URN)10.1215/15525864-3637554 (DOI)2-s2.0-84996523430 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-09-22 Created: 2018-09-22 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Bell, H. & Irving, S. (Eds.). (2014). A Bird is Not a Stone: An Anthology of Contemporary Palestinian Poetry translated into the Languages of Scotland. Glasgow: Freight Books
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Bird is Not a Stone: An Anthology of Contemporary Palestinian Poetry translated into the Languages of Scotland
2014 (English)Collection (editor) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

A major collection of contemporary Palestinian poetry translated by 24 of Scotland's very best writers including Alasdair Gray, Liz Lochhead, James Robertson, Jackie Kay, William Letford, Aonghas MacNeacail, DM Black, Tom Pow, Ron Butlin and John Glenday. A Bird is not a Stone is a unique cultural exchange, giving both English and Arabic readers a unique insight into the political, social and emotional landscape of today's Palestine. Includes both established and emerging Palestinian poets. Foreword by Scotland's Mackar (Poet Laureate) Liz Lochhead.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Glasgow: Freight Books, 2014. p. 256
Keywords
Palestine, poetry, Gaelic, Scots, Shetlandic, Lallans, translation
National Category
Specific Literatures
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78191 (URN)9781908754561 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-10-05 Created: 2018-10-05 Last updated: 2019-06-26Bibliographically approved
Irving, S. (2012). Leila Khaled: Icon of Palestinian Liberation. London: Pluto Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Leila Khaled: Icon of Palestinian Liberation
2012 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Dubbed 'the poster girl of Palestinian militancy', Leila Khaled's image flashed across the world after she hijacked a passenger jet in 1969. The picture of a young, determined looking woman with a checkered scarf, clutching an AK-47, was as era-defining as that of Che Guevara.

In this intimate profile, based on interviews with Khaled and those who know her, Sarah Irving gives us the life-story behind the image. Key moments of Khaled's turbulent life are explored, including the dramatic events of the hijackings, her involvement in the Marxist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (a radical element within the PLO), her opposition to the Oslo peace process and her activism today.

Leila Khaled's example gives unique insights into the Palestinian struggle through one remarkable life – from the tension between armed and political struggle, to the decline of the secular left and the rise of Hamas, and the role of women in a largely male movement.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Pluto Press, 2012. p. 155
Series
Revolutionary Lives
Keywords
Palestine, resistance, revolution
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies) Gender Studies
Research subject
Social Sciences, Gender Studies; Social Sciences, Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78190 (URN)9780745329512 (ISBN)9781849646741 (ISBN)978 0 7453 2952 9 (ISBN)978 1 84964 673 4 (ISBN)978 1 84964 675 8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-10-05 Created: 2018-10-05 Last updated: 2019-06-26Bibliographically approved
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