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Screen Shots by Rebecca L. Stein

Screen Shots: State Violence on Camera in Israel and Palestine

Stanford University Press, 2021

In the last two decades, amid the global spread of smartphones, state killings of civilians have increasingly been captured on the cameras of both bystanders and police…

Digital Militarism by Adi Kuntsman and Rebecca L. Stein

Digital Militarism: Israel’s Occupation in the Social Media Age

Adi Kuntsman and R. L. Stein Stanford University Press, 2015

Israel’s occupation has been transformed in the social media age. Over the last decade, military rule in the Palestinian territories grew more bloody and entrenched. In the same period, Israelis became some of the world’s most active social media users…

Itineraries in Conflict by Rebecca L. Stein

Drawing on ethnographic and archival research conducted throughout the last decade, Stein analyzes the divergent meanings that Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel have attached to tourist cultures, and she considers their resonance with histories of travel in Israel, its Occupied Territories, and pre-1948 Palestine…

Book cover of Palestine, Israel, and the Politics of Popular Culture

Palestine, Israel, and the Politics of Popular Culture

R. L. Stein and Ted Swedenburg (eds.) Duke University Press, 2005

This important volume rethinks the conventional parameters of Middle East studies through attention to popular cultural forms, producers, and communities of consumers. Contributors examine popular music of the Palestinian resistance, ethno-racial “passing” in Israeli cinema, Arab-Jewish rock, Euro-Israeli tourism to the Arab Middle East, and more…

The Struggle for Sovereignty edited by Joel Beinin and Rebecca L. Stein

The Struggle For Sovereignty: Palestine And Israel,1993-2005

Joel Beinin and R. L. Stein (eds.) Stanford University Press, 2006

In this volume, prominent scholars and journalists examine the dramatic political changes in Palestine and Israel from the Oslo Accords through the second intifada and the death of Yasser Arafat. Their essays address the political economy of the Oslo process, social and political changes in Palestine and Israel, United States foreign policy, social movements and political activism, and the interplay between cultural and political-economic processes…