Hydrofictions: water, power and politics in Israeli and Palestinian literature

Hydrofictions: water, power and politics in Israeli and Palestinian literature
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press,
Published Date: August 2020
ISBN-13: 978-1474443807

Water is a major global issue that will shape our future. Rarely, however, has water been the subject of literary-critical attention.

This book identifies water as a crucial new topic of literary and cultural analysis at a critical moment for the world's water resources, focusing on the urgent context of Israel/Palestine. It argues for the necessity of recognising water's vital importance in understanding contemporary Israeli and Palestinian literature, showing that water is as culturally significant as that much more obvious object of nationalist attention, the land. In doing so, it offers new insights into Israeli and Palestinian literature and politics, and into the role of culture in an age of environmental crisis. Hydrofictions shows that how we imagine water is inseparable from how we manage it.

This book is urgent and necessary reading for students and scholars in Middle East Studies, postcolonial ecocriticism, the environmental humanities and anyone invested in the future of the world's water.

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