ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Colonial Capitalism and Agrarian Social Structure-Palestine A Case Study

Social Structure Palestine: A Case Study Nahla Abdo While the dialectical relationship of domination and subordination can be attributed to all social formations experiencing capitalist development through a colonial power, the Palestinian experience remains historically specific The economic subordination of the indigenous Palestinian working classes to the European capitalist economy formed only one aspect of the developing economic structure; the other aspect was the exclusion of the indigenous working classes from the dominant capitalist economy and the ruination of their 'natural' economy resulting in the expropriation of their lands. In addition the Zionist racist-nationalistic policies prevented them from having access to their land even as wage labourers. It was this apparently contradictory relationship of exploitation/exclusion which characterised the Zionist colonial movement in Palestine.

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