Enclaves, borders, and everyday movements: Palestinian marginal mobility in East Jerusalem
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Baumann, H. (2016). Enclaves, borders, and everyday movements: Palestinian marginal mobility in East Jerusalem. Cities https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2015.10.012
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Jerusalem might be considered an enclave city par excellence: Israeli settlements in the Palestinian east of the city enjoy higher levels of services and are connected through infrastructures that immobilise those in Palestinian neighbourhoods. At the same time, Palestinian neighbourhoods have become exclaves of the city since the construction of the Separation Barrier. Beyond the top-down view of ethnically-based residential segregation, however, attention to quotidian movements reveals the practices through which the borders of enclaves are undermined and reinforced. Palestinians move through and into exclusively Jewish spaces, strategically making use of their amenities, while utilising the spatial autonomy of marginalised Palestinian areas. As borders are reinforced from above and below in times of political tension, they also attempt to disrupt Israeli intrusions into their enclaves. By showing how the quotidian practices of marginalised residents continually undermine and re-make intra-urban borders, the mobility-based perspective adds valuable nuances to the understanding of Jerusalem as an enclave city.
Jerusalem, enclaves, mobility, borders, marginality, exclusion
This article was written in the frame of my PhD research, based at the Centre for Urban Conflicts Research and funded by the Gates Cambridge Trust. Travel for research was additionally supported by the Kettle’s Yard Travel Fund and the Council for British Research in the Levant. I am grateful to Conflicts in Cities for permission to use the map in Figure 1. I would also like to thank the editors of the special issue and my colleague Irit Katz-Feigis, as well as the three anonymous reviewers, for their comments on earlier versions of this article.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2015.10.012
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