Invitation: The Center for Development Studies Lecture Series – First Lecture: “Olives and Development: A Reading of the Tunisian Experience”

The Center for Development Studies, Birzeit University, cordially invites you to the first lecture of its’ lecture series. The lecture is entitled Olives and Development: A Reading of the Tunisian Experience”.

Speaker: Dr. Abdelhamid Abidi, Assistant Professor in Sociology, Carthage University (Tunisia)

Discussant: Dr.Abaher El Sakka, Director of the Center for Development Studies and Associate Professor in Sociology – Birzeit University

Date: 17/11/2020

4:00 PM (Palestine Time)

Note: This Lecture will be held in Arabic

Zoom Link: Meeting ID: 836 1732 3515 Passcode: 964122  

The lecture will focus on major cultural and social transformations in Tunisian society through an analysis of the position of olive cultivation in relation to development in the aftermath of independence. This is elaborated through shifts in the role of olives from the local and traditional economy towards the market based and global. This represents a shift in the structures of production and its’ methods in addition to the organization of work, its’ social components, forms of consumption, and the symbols of production in society and culture.                    

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