Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza: Engaging the Islamist Social Sector

2012 Winner
Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza: Engaging the Islamist Social Sector
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Published Date: May 2011
ISBN-13: 978-0691124483

Based on Sara Roy's extensive fieldwork in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, this book shows how the social service activities sponsored by Hamas emphasized not political violence but community development and civic restoration.  Roy demonstrates how Islamic social institutions advocated a moderate approach to change that valued order and stability, breaking down common assumptions about the group.

Winner of the Palestine Book Awards 2012: Academic Prize


Winners of the Palestine Book Awards

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  • Among the Almond Trees: A Palestinian Memoir
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  • Psychoanalysis under occupation: practicing resistance in Palestine
  • Power born of dreams: my story is palestine
  • Al-Haq: A Global History of the First Palestinian Human Rights Organization
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  • Places of Mind: A life of Edward Said
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  • A history of Palestinian Islamic Jihad: Faith, awareness, and revolution in the middle east
  • Wondrous Journeys in Strange Lands
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  • The Hundred Years' War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017
  • Life in a Country Album
  •  There Where You Are Not