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Dream Factories in the Time of War

Faedah Totah , April 10th, 2017


On Sunday, February 26, 2017, the Arab world held elections—anyone who had access to a cell phone and wanted to pay the extra fee to send an SMS…


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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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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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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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Beyond Zero-Sum Logics on Israel/Palestine

Elyse Bailey , March 24th, 2016


The upcoming vote on a resolution to boycott Israeli academia is unprecedented in our field’s history, and is being followed throughout the social sciences and humanities as a…


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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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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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In defence of our universal double standards

Samuli Schielke , December 7th, 2015


The two series of terrorist attacks that hit Paris this year, have given rise to a series of debates and mutual accusations about grief, identity, and double standards….


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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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Dialogue as Diversion

Jessica Winegar , November 12th, 2015


Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions presents this incisive critique of the dialogue approach to ending the Israeli state’s occupation. Fida Adely and Amahl Bishara r…


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Two More Views on Anthropologists and Boycotts

Elyse Bailey , November 10th, 2015


Note from the editor: Anthropology News shares here two essays that discuss the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction movement (BDS) as it relates to current discussions among anthropologists. As a…


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Israel BDS — Why I Signed…Reluctantly

Jessica Winegar , November 5th, 2015


Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions is pleased to present this thoughtful reflection on the boycott by James Ferguson. The American Anthropological Association will be vot…


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Myths and Facts About the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

Jessica Winegar , November 3rd, 2015


Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions is pleased to extend its original series on this blog in light of a boycott vote at the November 2015 American Anthropological…


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A conversation with De-Colonizer: Research and Art Laboratory for Social Change #Palestine

Julie Billaud , November 3rd, 2015


De-Colonizer: Research and Art Laboratory for Social Change is a project that we, as Allegra Lab, could not ignore when doing our researches for this thematic thread on…


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