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Author Hallward, Maia Carter, 1976- author

Title Transnational activism and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict / Maia Carter Hallward
Edition First edition
Published New York, NY Palgrave Macmillan, 2013


Description 247 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Machine generated contents note: -- 1. The History and Theory of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions -- 2. Explaining the Contentiousness of BDS: Rival Framings of Identity, Peace, and Power -- 3. Chapter Three: CodePink's 'Stolen Beauty' campaign: Creativity in Action -- 4. UC Berkeley's Student Government Divestment Bill: Power, Identity, and Fear -- 5. The Olympia Food Co-op Boycott: Brokerage, Networks and Local Culture -- 6. The Presbyterian Church USA: Institutions, Justice and History -- 7. Conclusion
Summary "This book examines the polarization of positions surrounding the transnational boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement aimed at ending the Israeli occupation. The vast discrepancy in portrayals of the movement - framed alternately as a nonviolent movement for freedom and human rights and as a form of war by other means - is intriguing, and the passion on both sides of the issue suggests the tactic is powerful and resonates deeply. Drawing on first-hand interviews with activists and opponents, press coverage, and organizational materials, this book systematically compares four cases of BDS activism in the United States, using an analytical framework that draws from the literature of social movements, nonviolent resistance, discourse analysis, and contentious politics. It will be of interest to students, scholars, policy makers, and activists"--
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Arab-Israeli conflict -- 1993-
Boycotts -- Middle East.
Disinvestment -- Middle East.
Economic sanctions -- Middle East.
Economic sanctions, American -- Middle East.
Economic sanctions.
Palestinian Arabs -- Civil rights.
LC no. 2013023121
ISBN 1137349859 (hardback)
9781137349859 (hardback)
Other Titles Transnational activism and the Israeli Palestinian conflict