A Landscape of War: Ecologies of Resistance and Survival in South Lebanon (Paperback)

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A Landscape of War: Ecologies of Resistance and Survival in South Lebanon (Paperback)

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What worlds take root in war? In this book, anthropologist Munira Khayyat describes life along the southern border of Lebanon, where resistant ecologies thrive amid a terrain of perennial war. A Landscape of War takes us to frontline villages where armed invasions, indiscriminate bombings, and scattered land mines have become the environment where everyday life is waged. This book dwells with multispecies partnerships such as tobacco farming and goatherding that carry life through seasons of destruction. Neither green-tinged utopia nor total devastation, these ecologies make life possible in an insistently deadly region. Sourcing an anthropology of war from where it is lived, this book decolonizes distant theories of war and brings to light creative practices forged in the midst of ongoing devastation. In lyrical prose that resonates with imperiled conditions across the Global South, Khayyat paints a portrait of war as a place where life must go on.
Munira Khayyat teaches Anthropology at the American University in Cairo.
 
Product Details ISBN: 9780520389991
ISBN-10: 0520389999
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: November 22nd, 2022
Pages: 286
Language: English