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We will not be silenced : the academic repression of Israel's critics

Author: William I Robinson; Maryam Susan Griffin
Publisher: Chico, CA : AK Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As criticism continues to mount over Israel's violation of Palestinian human rights and of international law, campaigns to silence and repress those who speak out have grown alarmingly. College and university campuses across the United States now find themselves at the centre stage of this conflict over free speech: scholars have been turned away from jobs, denied tenure and promotion, rejected for funding, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William I Robinson; Maryam Susan Griffin
ISBN: 9781849352765 1849352763
OCLC Number: 959038281
Description: xviii, 222 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Academic repression on US University campuses / William I. Robinson and Maryam S. Griffin --
1. The trial of Israel's campus critics / David Theo Goldberg and Saree Makdisi --
2. They shoot tenure, don't they?: how I crossed the borders of acceptable academic discourse on Holocaust film and the question of Palestine, and never came back / Terri Ginsberg --
3. My ordeal with the Israel lobby and the University of California / William I. Robinson --
4. The Irvine 11: power, punishment, and perseverance / Taher Herzallah with Osama Shabaik --
5. A problem grows in Brooklyn / Kristofer J. Petersen-Overton --
6. Speaking truth to power: advocating for justice in/for Palestine / Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi --
7. Hanlon's razor cuts both ways / David Delgado Shorter --
8. The intolerability of intolerance / Persis Karim --
9. Responding to Columbia University's McCarthyism: excerpts of statement on March 14, 2005 to Columbia University Ad Hoc Grievance Committee / Joseph Massad --
10. A multiyear Zionist censorship campaign / David Klein --
11. Some thoughts on facts, politics, and tenure / Nadia Abu El-Haj --
12. Censoring and sanctioning students for justice in Palestine / Max Geller --
13. A so-called self-hating, anti-Semitic Jew speaks out / Lisa Rofel --
14. Interrupted destinies: before and after and forthwith / Steven Salaita.
Responsibility: edited by William I. Robinson and Maryam S. Griffin.

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"As criticism continues to mount over Israel's violation of Palestinian human rights and of international law, campaigns to silence and repress those who speak out have grown alarmingly. College and university campuses across the United States now find themselves at the centre stage of this conflict over free speech: scholars have been turned away from jobs, denied tenure and promotion, rejected for funding, and expelled from institutions, while student organisations have faced harassment and sanctions. We Will Not Be Silenced contains fourteen testimonials from scholars and students from a variety of backgrounds, whose struggle to defend their academic freedom and free speech has garnered widespread public and international attention."

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