Introduction to the major social institutions and structures of modern Palestinian society (the political, economic, and class systems, in addition to family and religion), and a review of the major transformations undergone by these institutions and structures under various regimes since the beginning of the twentieth century.   Emphasis on the impact of Zionist colonial settlement and the 1948 Catastrophe on the structure of Palestinian society, and a study of the eviction of Palestinians from their homeland and the situation of the Palestinian communities in the Diaspora. During the presentation of these topics, major sociological concepts will be elaborated.

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