Living together in Jewish-Arab mixed cities? The story of Jaffa and Lydda

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Living together in Jewish-Arab mixed cities? The story of Jaffa and Lydda
With French researcher Yoann Morvan and Professor Daniel Monterescu
Tuesday, the 23rd, of February, 5pm
Online
In English / Free access


Emblematic of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict but also of its possible resolution, "mixed cities" express the full spectrum of urban and social forms prevailing within the Jewish state. The spaces are a theater of interethnic relations against the backdrop of bitter political rivalries and creeping gentrification. Each of the “mixed cities” has its specific configuration: if Lod/Al-Lydd is characterized by polarization dynamics, the case of Jaffa can be analyzed rather in terms of segmentary politics. Dead ends or horizons of hope? These cities play a major role in determining the future of the Israeli-Palestinian space: a laboratory of its diversity, a symbol of its ungovernability.

Yoann Morvan is a researcher in urban and economic anthropology at the CNRS. Currently at the CRFJ, he works on development towns and on questions of poverty and exchange, with a special focus on Lydda. With Daniel Monterescu (CEU), he published in 2020 "Villes "mixtes" en Israël : entre désenchantements et concurrences", Urbanisme, n°415. "

Daniel Monterescu is associate professor of urban anthropology at Central European University (Budapest-Vienna). He currently holds the chair of transregional studies at IMéRA (Aix-Marseille Univ.). His published two books Jaffa: Jaffa Shared and Shattered: Contrived Coexistence in Israel/Palestine (Indiana University Press, 2015) and Twilight Nationalism: Politics of Existence at Life's Edge (Stanford University Press, 2018).

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Living together in Jewish-Arab mixed cities? The story of Jaffa and Lydda
Tuesday, the 23rd, of February, 5pm
Online
In English / Free access