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Men of Capital: Scarcity and Economy in Mandate Palestine

Men of Capital: Scarcity and Economy in Mandate Palestine
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Published Date: 01 November 2015
ISBN-13: 978-0804796613

Seikaly's Men of Capital: Scarcity and Economy in Mandate Palestine (Stanford University Press, 2016) explores how Palestinian capitalists and British colonial officials used economy to shape territory, nationalism, the home, and the body. She has published in academic journals such as International Journal of Middle East Studies and Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies as well as in online venues including Jadaliyya, Mada Masr, and 7iber.


Reviewed by: Talha Abdulrazaq

Men of Capital is one of those rare books that attempts to write about how Palestine was before the creation of the State of Israel from a unique and original perspective. Author Sherene Seikaly draws upon archival sources as well as little known Palestinian business periodicals such as the Iqtisadiyat Al-Arabiya, translated as the Arabic...


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