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  • Author:
    Steven Salaita
  • ISBN:
    1439906386
  • ISBN13:
    978-1439906385
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  • Publisher:
    Temple University Press (March 25, 2011)
  • Pages:
    176 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Social Sciences
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Israel's Dead Soul is a must read for scholars of the Middle East, anti-racist activists and all those who care about . Steven Salaita is Associate Professor of English at Virginia Tech. His recent books include The Uncultured Wars, Anti-Arab Racism in the USA, and The Holy Land in Transit.

Israel's Dead Soul is a must read for scholars of the Middle East, anti-racist activists and all those who care about social justice. Sunera Thobani, Associate Professor, Centre for Women's and Gender Studies, University of British Columbia "Israel's Dead Soul is a densely-packed, sometimes knotty little book, that well repays reading and rereading.

Steven Salaita takes the reader into the crisis of Arab-American .

Salaita wrote about his experience in his book Inter/Nationalism: Decolonizing Native America and Palestine, where he engaged with the controversy from the perspective of decolonizing academic scholarship

Israel's Dead Soul book. steven salaita, the fiery parrhesiast, quotes meatloaf, israel’s ethnic cleansing heaven can wait. as derrida notes, all states are rogue states.

Israel's Dead Soul book. recently i went to a session about zionism and it had never occurred to me that obviously all folks of different faiths gathered in the land near damascus gate and i guess it was chill.

In his courageous book, Israel's Dead Soul, Steven Salaita explores the failures of Zionism as a political and ethical discourse. He argues that endowing nation-states with souls is a dangerous phenomenon because it privileges institutions and corporations rather than human beings

Dr Salaita is a former holder of the Edward W Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut, and has authored several books, including Israel’s Dead Soul, Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom and Inter/Nationalism: Decolonizing Native.

Dr Salaita is a former holder of the Edward W Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut, and has authored several books, including Israel’s Dead Soul, Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom and Inter/Nationalism: Decolonizing Native America and Palestine. Комментарии отключены.

In his courageous book, "Israel's Dead Soul," Steven Salaita explores the failures of Zionism as a political and ethical discourse. He argues that endowing nation-states with souls is a dangerous phenomenon because it privileges institutions and corporations rather than human beings.

A spot to post articles and argue about them. Read a thought-provoking essay by Steven Salaita that looks at the question: how do we communicate with people who have deeply emotional attachment to the idea of Israel? He answers in part, ̶. teven Salaita.

In his new book, Israel's Dead Soul, he evaluates the potential complicity between . Steven Salaita is an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech who has written several books on the failure of liberal civil rights discourse to counter anti-Arab racism, particularly in the United States.

In his new book, Israel's Dead Soul, he evaluates the potential complicity between enlightened ideals and their opposite. In his new book, Israel’s Dead Soul, he evaluates the potential complicity between enlightened ideals and their opposite.

Latest book: Inter/Nationalism: Decolonizing Native America and Palestine.

How Zionism became an exceptional ideology in the eyes of the west

Lucam
A first-rate dissection of one of the many exceptionalist claims made by Israel fans for their favorite special state.
Purestone
Hysterical in its implications and its thoughtful questioning of liberal humanism, this book is sure to make many people unhappy. But Salita's logic is inexorable and impossible to counter. I appreciated his skewering of phony "public intellectuals" on the left - like Cornel West. It's pretty much a "must-read" on the subject.
Eng.Men
An entity that starts its life through ethnic cleansing and disposition is a country with no soul because it has been on life support since it was born. When I was 14 I remember watching 'Shoah' on Israeli TV. It was a transformative experience for me as a Palestinian. It helped me understand why Jews needed refuge. The fact that they were being massacred in the millions, while the world watched was indeed a horrible thing. However, this introduced a new puzzle; how can a people who were once subjected (by a nationalist movement based on the domination of one race) to one of the most horrible travesties committed by man in modern history, how can these people turn around and commit to establishing a nation that ethnically cleanses another people, dispossessing almost a million people of their property and rendering them homeless refugees in foreign lands? Why did the Zionist movement commit itself to such a project, and it continues to commit itself to such a project after 65 years.

This book answers some of these questions. He brilliantly addresses the question of Jewish identity (another great book to read about this subject is The Wandering Who by Gilad Atzmon); the Anti-Defamation league--answering a very legitimate question about whether the ADL is a hate group; what it is like to be an Arab in modern Israel; finally, he addresses the colonialist narrative in many Israeli movies which actually fails to acknowledge the true nature of the conflict--the Palestinian fight for freedom from an oppressive, terroristic entity that has managed, for over 65 years, to get away with ethnic cleansing without much accountability from the international community.

This book is a great intellectual read. The arguments are intelligent, eloquent, and supported by well-organized analysis and facts. A must read.
Ginaun
Thank you for your thoughtful insight.
Vikus
The truth hurts the fanatical defenders of Apartheid Israel. Too bad! And for your information, Dr. Salaita won his lawsuit against the university. The Zionist fanatic that fired him was, in turn, FIRED for her hateful racism and blind support of the Israeli massacre in Gaza! Things are definitely changing for the better. Organizations like BDS and JVP are exposing the terrorist government of Israel!
I love Mercedes
It's unbelievable that a book this bad could be written, let alone published. If a historic claim to Israel/Palestine is part of what it has meant to be Jewish for over 2000 years (just look at Jewish daily prayers), there is no way this book is anything but antisemetic.
MrCat
The ingenuity of Salaita's _Israel's Dead Soul_ is that, in only 175 pages, he adeptly grafts new forms of anti-Semitism upon old favorites like explaining that the presence of the Jews upsets the social and ethnic cohesion of nation-states, suggesting that Jewish individuals and ideologies have corrupted a particular form of pure Judaism (a nineteenth-century classic), and the time-honored tradition of blaming Jews for the increase in anti-Semitism. Salaita has taken these established tropes and brilliantly repackaged them for the contemporary scholarly audience concerned about the rise of the panoptical Zionist Entity and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israel's Dead Soul boldly suggests that Jews should never have purchased land in Mandatory Palestine, citing the variety of ways that the non-Jewish inhabitants of the land made it clear that more Jews were unwelcome there; Salaita moves on to decry the presence of Israeli flags at Virginia Tech's multiculturalism festival, highlighting the insensitivity of suggesting that the Jewish state exists. Finally, Salaita suggests a way for the modern scholar to take action: though it seems an extreme measure to those of us who value multiculturalism and academic freedom, we must band together to boycott Israeli scholars and universities, and we must highlight the extraordinary inhumanity of Israel and its supporters at every turn. Israel's Dead Soul is a must read for those who believe that the Jews are, in the words of Larry David, a bit much!
After using the 'look inside' feature, I've decided to order this book. I think it's interesting that all of the customer reviews designated as a 'verified purchase' gave this book 5 stars, while not a single one of the more numerous 1 star reviews was from someone who could be verified as actually purchasing (or reading) the book. Of course, that could just be an odd coincidence. Or maybe not.