Staging peace through a gendered demonstration: Women in Black in Haifa, Israel

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Israeli Women in Black was founded twenty years ago to demonstrate for peace and against the occupation of the Palestinian territories. Their political activism involves three spatial processes: outing their protest by taking to the streets, locating their protest through strategic siting, and performing their politics, thus redefining the places they occupy. The Haifa chapter has relocated its demonstrations several times in response to political opposition. Observations and interviews support our analysis of the geographical implications of their unique method of demonstration, their locational choices, and the tension between their femininity and activism played out against the city dynamic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)977-985
Number of pages9
JournalAnnals of the Association of American Geographers
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2009


  • Activism
  • Demonstration
  • Gender
  • Haifa
  • Israel
  • Women in Black

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes


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