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Title The case against academic boycotts of Israel / edited by Cary Nelson & Gabriel Noah Brahm ; preface by Paul Berman
Published Detroit : Wayne State University Press, 2015


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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Academic freedom.
Boycotts -- Israel
Disinvestment -- Israel
Arab-Israeli conflict.
EDUCATION -- Higher.
Academic freedom.
Arab-Israeli conflict.
Form Electronic book
Author Nelson, Cary, editor
Brahm, Gabriel, editor
ISBN 9780990331612