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Why Anthropologists Failed to Boycott Israeli Academic Institutions

Carole McGranahan , January 5th, 2017


By: Lara Deeb and Jessica Winegar In 2016 the movement to boycott Israeli academic institutions for their involvement in the illegal occupation of Palestine both gathered significant steam…


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AAA Boycott Vote Postmortem

Kerim , June 10th, 2016


By now you have probably heard that the boycott vote failed by an incredibly narrow margin: In the end an astounding 51% of its 10,000 members participated. The…


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A Letter to the AA Regarding its World Anthropology Section on Israel

Kerim , May 31st, 2016


[Savage Minds welcomes the following invited post by Matan Kaminer. Matan is a doctoral candidate in Sociocultural Anthropology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is working…


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Canadian Anthropology and Cultural Imperialism: Criticisms

Maximilian Forte , May 19th, 2016


Is there a Canadian anthropology or is it just anthropology in Canada? If it is “anthropology in Canada,” then from where has it been imported? If what we…


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Food Research and Political Action: Why I support BDS

foodanthro , May 13th, 2016


Editor’s note: SAFN is a section of the American Anthropological Association. The AAA is currently holding a vote on a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions. There has been…


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Are Palestinian Scholars Our Colleagues? Boycott and the Material Limits of Friendship

Jessica Winegar , May 12th, 2016


Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions publishes this powerful reflection by Alireza Doostdar on how opposition to the boycott rests on an unquestioned assumption that Israel…


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Violating the Right to Education for Palestinians: A Case for Boycotting Israeli Academic Institutions

Jessica Winegar , May 8th, 2016


Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions presents anthropologists of education Thea Abu El-Haj and Fida Adely. The authors discuss the extreme violations of Palestinian youths&…


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Why I’m Voting for the Boycott Part 3: It’s in the Resolution

Kerim , April 29th, 2016


This is the third post in a three-post series of personal reflections on the AAA boycott vote. The first post discussed my own childhood Zionist education, while the…


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A Moment of Truth: On the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

Jessica Winegar , April 26th, 2016


Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions presents this timely and poignant essay by Mick Taussig, calling us to a moment of truth in the discipline. Addressing…


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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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J’Accuse: How Not to Have a Political Debate about BDS

Jessica Winegar , April 22nd, 2016


Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions presents this essay by Lisa Rofel and Daniel Segal on the debasement of the political debate about the boycott by…


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Why I have voted in support of BDS: Ghassan Hage

Jessica Winegar , April 20th, 2016


Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions is pleased to present Ghassan Hage‘s eloquent essay on the urgency of voting for boycott in a desperate situation of…


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Why I’m Voting for the Boycott Part 2: SQUIRREL!

Kerim , April 18th, 2016


This is the second of a series of posts I am writing on the topic of the AAA boycott vote. You can read the previous post here. Last…


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Why I’m Voting for the Boycott Part 1: David vs. Goliath

Kerim , April 15th, 2016


Last November anthropologists attending the AAA business meeting in Denver voted by an astounding 1040-136 to endorse the resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions, but this was just…


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Israel’s Foreign Policy in Latin America — Another Reason to Take the Call to Boycott Seriously

Carole McGranahan , March 18th, 2016


[Savage Minds is pleased to publish this essay by Les W. Field. Les is professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology at U New Mexico. He pursues collaborative…


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Walter Benjamin in Palestine

Jessica Winegar , February 10th, 2016


Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions is pleased to offer this reflection on a Walter Benjamin conference in Palestine by David Lloyd, ally of anthropology and…


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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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Message from the AAA President: Member Engagement Alert!

Jeff Martin , January 14th, 2016


In closing my first AN President’s column, I declared AAA a safe, accessible and shared space that welcomes anthropologists to come together to discuss, deliberate, agree, disagree, and…


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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…


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It’s Not the End of the World, It’s a Necessary Challenge to Our Cosmology: reflections of an Israeli anthropologist

Jessica Winegar , November 17th, 2015


Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions was thrilled to receive this essay from an Israeli anthropologist working in an Israeli state institution. The post is anonymous…


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The Anti-Boycott Resolution: Entrenching the Status Quo, Denying Justice

Jessica Winegar , November 16th, 2015


Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions rejects the anti-boycott resolution put forward for a vote at the AAA meetings. While claiming to support peace and justice…


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Stand in the Place Where You Live

Jessica Winegar , November 16th, 2015


Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions presents this compelling statement of support from the perspective of Latin Americanist anthropologist Diane Nelson.  She connects the …


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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…


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A Message Regarding Sponsored Emails

Anne Kelsey , November 13th, 2015


Dear Colleagues, If you registered for the 2015 Annual Meeting, you will have received two emails this week, one from the proponents of Resolution #1, and one from…


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