Tag: academic boycott

Rethinking BDS

Alma Gottlieb , April 23rd, 2016

A shorter version of this post will soon appear online as a podcast, in coordination with the motion put to a vote among the membership of the American…

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How BDS Risks Going over to the Dark Side; or, Why I am Ashamed of My Association

Alma Gottlieb , January 25th, 2016

I get the logic of boycotts. In high school, I stopped buying grapes to support Cesar Chavez’ protest of the slave-like working conditions of Mexican farm workers in grape vineyards….

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US Anthropology: Political, Professional, Personal, Imperial

Maximilian Forte , January 8th, 2016

Part One of: “Canadian Anthropology or Cultural Imperialism?” Recent events have called into question how a discipline can be commanded on an international plane, and represented in a…


BDS, the AAA, and Academic Imperialism

Maximilian Forte , November 14th, 2015

We Disagree to Agree Support for a particular cause can come from numerous sources and points of view, each representing different interests. Similarly, people can arrive at the…


Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions Movement: to Be or Not-to-Be? #Palestine

Luigi Achilli , October 30th, 2015

A few months ago a fellow anthropologist colleague forwarded me a petition: Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions. The main goal is to voice opposition to the…


Engaged Anthropology: The AAA’s Israel/Palestine Task Force Report #Palestine

Lori Allen , October 14th, 2015

On 8 October 2015, Israeli security forces brutally beat and arrested two students of Birzeit University, a major Palestinian university in the West Bank. In response, Birzeit issued…


Highlights from the AAA Israel-Palestine Task Force’s Final Report

Kerim , October 6th, 2015

The Task Force on AAA Engagement on Israel-Palestine issued its final report today. It is a long and thorough report, so I won’t attempt to summarize the whole…

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Partha Chatterjee: Why I Support the Boycott of Israeli Institutions

Carole McGranahan , September 9th, 2015

[Savage Minds is honored to publish this essay by Partha Chatterjee, Professor of Anthropology and Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University, and of the…

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Anthropology and the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions: Brian Boyd

Jessica Winegar , June 10th, 2015

Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions is pleased to present the latest in a series of essays reflecting on the decision to support the boycott until…

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“Why I signed” (the petition AGAINST academic boycott of Israeli institutions)

Angela VandenBroek , December 5th, 2014

I have signed the petition against the academic boycott of Israeli institutions by the American Anthropological Association. After signing, I felt as if I had taken my stand…

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