The significance of this book is that it is one of the rare publications that examine the Gaza Strip from a precise and in-depth sociological perspective. Its research is based on primary sources such as the timing of official meetings, government decisions and laws, letters sent by consuls and ambassadors, and Gaza Municipality records. In addition, the author, Abaher El Sakka, employs literary material in three different languages: Arabic, English and French, including rare studies of the Gaza Strip in French archives, which overall give the book an epistemological and referential relevance. The book offers a sociological reading of social practices, beliefs, and popular religiosity in Gaza City. It is concerned with linking the social history of Gaza City with other Palestinian and Arab cities, understanding historical and social changes from a sociological perspective, and specifically provides a socio-historical focus on Gaza City. The author also has an influence on...
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Book Review| September 03 2019
Book Review: Gaza: A Social History under British Colonial Rule, 1917-1948 by Abaher El Sakka
Abaher El Sakka.
Gaza: A Social History under British Colonial Rule, 1917–1948. (
Institute for Palestine Studies,
325pp. US$12.00 (pbk). ISBN 978-614-448-040-3
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (3): 119–126.
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Ahmed Ezz El Din Asad; Book Review: Gaza: A Social History under British Colonial Rule, 1917-1948 by Abaher El Sakka. Contemporary Arab Affairs 3 September 2019; 12 (3): 119–126. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123007
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