Swamp Drainage Projects and the Politics of Settlement
This chapter examines the connection between swamp drainage projects in Palestine aimed at malaria control and the politics of settlement, projects which, it explains, not only forged tangible connections between disease, land transformation, and Zionist redemption, but were also semantically bound with nationalist agendas. It suggests that Zionist malaria control efforts were not simply a war against disease, but perhaps more of a campaign to create more room for immigration and settlement, to further the building of a Jewish national home.
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