Unjacketed Hardcover

Boycott!

The Academy and Justice for Palestine

Sunaina Maira (Author)

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Unjacketed Hardcover, 136 pages
ISBN: 9780520294882
January 2018
$85.00, £70.95
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The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) has expanded rapidly though controversially in the US in the last five years. The academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions is a key component of that movement. What is this boycott? Why does it make sense? And why is this an American Studies issue? These key questions and others are answered in this essential short book. Boycott! situates the academic boycott in the broader history of boycotts in the US as well as Palestine and shows how it has evolved into a transnational social movement that has spurred profound intellectual and political shifts. It explores the movement’s implications for antiracist, feminist, queer, and academic labor organizing and examines the boycott in the context of debates about Palestine, Zionism, race, rights-based politics, academic freedom, decolonization and neoliberal capitalism. 

Sunaina Maira is Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Davis.

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