Introduction : health in Palestine, 1850-2000 Academic Article uri icon


  • Health is about people's physical well-being. But at all times, and particularly in times of conflict, it is about a lot more than that. Health issues can translate into military strength or mythical national identity. They can divide groups into separate categories, or they can unite them in a common struggle against shared hardship. They determine what the individual can demand from society, and what society demands from the individual. In any case, the politics of health define the position of men and women in their relationships with their …

publication date

  • January 1, 2005