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Tragic encounters and ordinary ethics : Palestine-Israel in British universities

Author: Ruth Sheldon
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017.
Series: New ethnographies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For over four decades, events in Palestine-Israel have provoked raging conflicts within British universities around issues of free speech, 'extremism', antisemitism, and Islamophobia. But why is this conflict so significant for student activists living at such a geographical distance from the region itself? And what role do emotive, polarised communications around Palestine-Israel play in the life of British  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Sheldon
ISBN: 9781526120700 1526120704 9781784993146 178499314X
OCLC Number: 992464864
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2016.
Awards: Short-listed for Shortlist British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Prize 2017 (UK)
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Series editor's forewordIntroduction: unsettling subjects of justice and ethics1 Contested framings: democratic confl ict and the public university2 Finding the words: towards ethical ethnography 3 University melodramas: the claim of reason4 Tragic action: ambiguous passions and misrecognition 5 Ordinary ethics: conversation, friendship and democratic possibilitiesConclusion: good relations, free speech and political activismPostscript: unfi nished conversationsReferences -- .
Series Title: New ethnographies.
Responsibility: Ruth Sheldon.

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For over four decades, events in Palestine-Israel have provoked raging conflicts within British universities around issues of free speech, 'extremism', antisemitism, and Islamophobia. But why is this conflict so significant for student activists living at such a geographical distance from the region itself? And what role do emotive, polarised communications around Palestine-Israel play in the life of British academic institutions committed to the ideal of free expression? This work draws on original ethnographic research with student activists on different sides of this conflict to initiate a conversation with students, academics, and members of the public who are concerned with the transnational politics of Palestine-Israel and with the changing role of the public university.

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