The Work of Comparison: Israel/Palestine and Apartheid

@article{Peteet2016TheWO,
  title={The Work of Comparison: Israel/Palestine and Apartheid},
  author={Julie Peteet},
  journal={Anthropological Quarterly},
  year={2016},
  volume={89},
  pages={247 - 281}
}
  • Julie Peteet
  • Published 2 April 2016
  • Political Science
  • Anthropological Quarterly
The comparison of apartheid with the 45-year Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, and its guiding ideology, Zionism, has a genealogy situated in global and local politics as well as in scholarship. This article asks why the comparison emerged with vigor in the mid-1990s and early 2000s, and weighs its contemporary usefulness. What sort of work does the comparison do and what does it illuminate about the rule of modern colonial states? The article positions this comparison in… 
Palestine/Israel and Apartheid South Africa: A Historico-Political Reading
This paper makes for a historical, political, and conceptual-discursive investigation into the apartheid imaginary in Palestine/Israel. It is historical in the sense that it conveys the manner in
Palestinian Non-Violent Resistance and the Apartheid Analogy
Israel/Palestine is a context in which the term “apartheid” keeps reappearing. As a historical analogy and cultural shorthand, it functions as a powerful Palestinian weapon when used to describe
Israeli education and the Apartheid in South Africa: ongoing insights
Abstract Focusing on education policy and politics in Israel, this essay examines how ethnic segregation is established and sheds light on the latest curricular developments that place a heavy
Polarized words: discourse on the boycott of Israel, social justice and conflict resolution
Purpose The study aimed to investigate how Israelis and Palestinians, Jews and others from around the world present their views on boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) and the Palestinian
How Race Travels: Navigating Global Blackness in J. Ida Jiggetts’s Study of Afro-Asian Israeli Jewry
Abstract:This article explores the intellectual history of Black scholar (John) Ida Jiggetts in her study of Yemenite Jewish integration efforts in Israel in the 1950s. I begin with a critical look
Arguing BDS in the Undergraduate Seminar
  • Ranjit Singh
  • Political Science
    Review of Middle East Studies
  • 2021
Why teach Boycott, Divestment, Sanction (BDS) today? Founded by Palestinian NGOs in 2005, BDS aims through peaceful means to pressure Israel to comply with international law and end the occupation of
The prolonged decay of the Palestinian National Movement
ABSTRACT While the failure of the Palestinian National Movement (PNM) in achieving its stated objectives is widely acknowledged, the causes of this failure are subject to interpretation. The central
MNC responses to international NGO activist campaigns: Evidence from Royal Dutch/Shell in apartheid South Africa
Multinational corporations (MNCs) operating in countries with a poor human rights record are often the target of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that argue that MNCs’ decisions to stay in those
Restless Itineraries
DOI 10.1215/01642472-6917766 © 2018 Duke University Press This article charts the itineraries set in motion by a word and an idea, apartheid, whose material purchase shaped the history of South
Checkpoint Knowledge: Navigating the Tunnels and Al Walaja Checkpoints in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
ABSTRACT When Israel occupied the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in 1967, restrictions on Palestinian movement were gradually put in place. Today an intricate ‘architecture of occupation’ has been
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 106 REFERENCES
The Invention of the Jewish People
'All modern nation states have a story of their origins, passed down through both official and popular culture, and yet few of these accounts have proved as divisive and influential as the Israeli
The Invention of the Mizrahim
This essay examines the paradoxical effects on Arab Jews of their two, rival essentialist nationalisms-Jewish and Arab. It shows how the Eurocentric concept of a single "Jewish History" cut
Words as interventions: naming in the Palestine – Israel conflict
This paper examines the practice of naming events, actions, places and people in the Palestine – Israel conflict. It explores the way colonialism and the national project deploy transformations in
Tense and tender ties: the politics of comparison in North American history and (post) colonial studies.
  • A. Stoler
  • Sociology, History
    Journal of American history
  • 2001
TLDR
This essay takes as its subject two distinctive historiographies that both address how intimate domains-sex, sentiment, domestic arrangement, and child rearing-figure in the making of racial categories and in the management of imperial rule are addressed.
“The Political Economy of Israeli Occupation: What is Colonial about it?
Introduction The Palestinian economy of the West Bank and Gaza Strip is on the verge of collapse. By end of 2006, real GDP per capita has fell by 40% compared to its 1999 levels, unemployment touched
Time in the Shadows: Confinement in Counterinsurgencies
Detention and confinement-of both combatants and large groups of civilians-have become fixtures of asymmetric wars over the course of the last century. Counterinsurgency theoreticians and
Independence, Cantons, or Bantustans: Whither the Palestinian State?
The Palestinian state remains an internationally endorsed project, yet an increasingly difficult one to implement. By analyzing the territorial, legal, and demographic developments that took place in
Hollow Land: Israel's Architecture of Occupation
Acclaimed exploration of the political space created by Israel's colonial occupation From the tunnels of Gaza to the militarized airspace of the Occupied Territories, Eyal Weizman unravels
LOCAL STRUGGLE, NATIONAL STRUGGLE: PALESTINIAN RESPONSES TO THE KAFR QASIM MASSACRE AND ITS AFTERMATH, 1956–66
In late November 1957, the Hebrew and state-sponsored Arabic press in Israel printed a series of articles describing an extravagant “ceremony of reconciliation” held in the small and impoverished
...
...