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The case against academic boycotts of Israel

Author: Cary Nelson; Gabriel Brahm
Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, 2015.
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Until now, there was no single place for people to go to find detailed scholarly essays analysing proposals to boycott Israel, and the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement of which they are a  Read more...

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Case against academic boycotts of Israel
(OCoLC)897881807
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cary Nelson; Gabriel Brahm
ISBN: 9780990331612 099033161X
OCLC Number: 921889273
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Works Cited; PART I: OPPOSING BOYCOTTS AS A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE; On Academic Boycotts; The Controversy; AAUP Policies; AAUP History; Boycotts; The Academic Boycott as a Tactic; Summary and Recommendations; Against Academic Boycotts; Some Distinctions; Boycotts; Scholars Against Scholarship: The Boycott as an Infringement of Academic Culture; The Fragility of Academic Freedom; Works Cited; Anti-Semitic in Intent if Not in Effect: Questions of Bigotry, Dishonesty, and Shame. When a Boycott Is Not Moral Action but Social Conformity and the "Affectation of Love"Works Cited; PART II: THE AMERICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION; The Closing of the American Studies Association's Mind; The American Studies Association Boycott Resolution, Academic Freedom, and the Myth of the Institutional Boycott; Summary; What the ASA resolution says; Summary of the ASA position; The "institutional boycott" functions as a political test by another name; An "institutional boycott" is still a violation of the principles of academic freedom. In reality, the boycott campaign is an exclusion of individual Jewish scholars who work in Israel from the global academic communityBoycott Bubkes: The Murky Logic of the ASA's Resolution Against Israel; The Boycott Debate at Smith; PART III: THE BDS MOVEMENT, THE LEFT, AND AMERICAN CULTURE; Islamism, BDS, and the West; Works Cited; Anti-Semitism and the Left That Doesn't Learn; I; II; The Problem with Judith Butler: The Political Philosophy of BDS and the Movement to Delegitimate Israel; The BDS Movement and the Academy: The State of Play; Butler and the Holocaust. Justice as an Ahistorical AbstractionAnti-Semitism and Butler's Agenda for Jewish Identity; One State and the Right of Return; Works Referenced; "When you want to do something, join us!": The Limits of the Social Justice Mandate in American Higher Education; Interrogating the Academic Boycotters of Israel on American Campuses; I. Introduction; II. Who are the Academic Boycotters of Israel?; Divisional and Departmental Affiliations of Boycotters; Ideological Motivation of Boycotters; III. How Have Faculty Promoted the Academic Boycott of Israel on Their Campuses? 1. As Part of the Course Curriculum2. At an Academic Conference; 3. On the University Website; 4. Through Departmental Sponsorship of a Student BDS Event; 5. By Advising Pro-Palestinian Students; 6. In the Academic Senate; 7. Using a Faculty Advocacy Group; IV. Institutional Factors that Allow Faculty to Promote the Academic Boycott of Israel on Campus; 1. Academic Departments That Encourage Political Activism; 2. The Vagueness and Malleability of Academic Freedom; 3. The Unwillingness of Administrators to Enforce University Policies and the Law.
Responsibility: edited by Cary Nelson & Gabriel Noah Brahm ; preface by Paul Berman.

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