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Title Israel denial : anti-Zionism, anti-semitism, & the faculty campaign against the Jewish state / Cary Nelson.
Author Nelson, Cary, author.
Publication Washington, DC : Academic Engagement Network ; Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2019]
Description 548 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call # 320.54095 N
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 480-521)and index.
Summary Israel Denial is the first book to offer detailed analyses of the work faculty members have published--individually and collectively--in support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement; it contrasts their claims with options for promoting peace. The faculty discussed here have devoted a significant part of their professional lives to delegitimizing the Jewish state. While there are beliefs they hold in common--including the conviction that there is nothing good to say about Israel--they also develop distinctive arguments designed to recruit converts to their cause in novel ways. They do so both as writers and as teachers; Israel Denial is the first to give substantial attention to anti-Zionist pedagogy. No effort to understand the BDS movement's impact on the academy and public policy can be complete without the kind of understanding this book offers.
Contents Contrasting agendas : boycott versus peacebuilding. The goals and tactics of the boycott movement ; Five components of a peace plan -- Four BDS faculty portraits. Judith Butler : a philosopher promotes a one-state fantasy ; Steven Salaita : the fluid line between anti-zionism and anti-semitism ; Saree Makdisi : criminalizing Israeli law and culture ; Jasbir Puar : obsessive demonology as a research agenda -- Teaching for empathy or hostility. Anti-zionist hostility : teaching to delegitimate the Jewish state ; Pedagogy as empathy : teaching Jewish-Israeli, Arab-Israeli, and Palestinian poetry together -- Challenges in professional associations and in Palestine. A faculty group organizes a boycott campaign ; Academic freedom in Palestinian universities ; The case for coordinated unilateral withdrawal from parts of the West Bank : a proposal to rescue the two-state paradigm -- Afterword: where BDS is headed in the academy.
Subject Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (Movement) -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (Movement) (OCoLC)fst01975324
Zionism -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Antisemitism in higher education -- United States.
Palestinian Arabs -- Civil rights -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Arab-Israeli conflict -- Peace -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Education, Higher -- Political aspects -- United States.
Propaganda, Anti-Israeli -- United States.
Antisemitism in higher education. (OCoLC)fst01744192
Education, Higher -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst00903087
Propaganda, Anti-Israeli. (OCoLC)fst01078976
Study skills. (OCoLC)fst01136216
Zionism -- Study and teaching. (OCoLC)fst01184492
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Related To Online version: Nelson, Cary, author. Israel denial Washington, DC : Academic Engagement Network ; Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, 2019 9780253045072 (DLC) 2019015921
ISBN 0253045053 (hardcover)
9780253045058 (hardcover)
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