Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC2088: Understanding Israel and Palestine: One Land, Two People

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Basic reading:



Said, Edward W. The question of Palestine. Vintage, 1992.

Khalidi, Rashid. The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017. Metropolitan Books, 2020.

Khalidi, Rashid. Palestinian identity: The construction of modern national consciousness. Columbia University Press, 2010.

Pappe, Ilan. The ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Simon and Schuster, 2007.

Pappe, Ilan. The idea of Israel: A history of power and knowledge. Verso Books, 2014.

Barghouti, Mourid. I Saw Ramallah. Bloomsbury,2005.

Karmi, Ghada. In Search of Fatima: A Palestinian Story. Version Books, 2002.

Abdo,  Nahla, and Nur Masalha, eds. An oral history of the Palestinian Nakba. Zed Books Ltd., 2018.

Masalha, Nur. The Palestine Nakba: Decolonising history, narrating the subaltern, reclaiming memory. Zed Books Ltd., 2012.

Khalidi, Rashid. The iron cage: The story of the Palestinian struggle for statehood. Beacon Press, 2007.

Abdo-Zubi, Nahla. Captive revolution: Palestinian women’s anti-colonial struggle within the Israeli prison system. Pluto Press, 2014.

Davis, Angela Y. Freedom is a constant struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the foundations of a movement. Haymarket Books, 2016.

Halper Jeff. Decolonizing Israel, Liberating Palestine. Zionism, Settler Colonialism, and the Case for One Democratic state. Pluto Press, 2021