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Can Academics Change the World?: An Israeli Anthropologist's Testimony on the Rise and Fall of a Protest Movement on Campus

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Can Academics Change the World?

An Israeli Anthropologist's Testimony on the Rise and Fall of a Protest Movement on Campus

Moshe Shokeid

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206 pages, 3 illus., bibliog., index

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Reviews

“…a contribution to the understanding of contemporary Israeli society and an example of academic, not least anthropological, engagement with public affairs” • Ulf Hannerz, University of Stockholm

“This book is interesting at least in three ways: it gives insight into the fraught political/ideological situation in Israel; it shows how academics can make a difference (and where they fail to do so); and it gives a portrait of a prominent Israeli anthropologist’s intellectual and political itinerary.” • Thomas Hylland Eriksen, University of Oslo

Description

Moshe Shokeid narrates his experiences as a member of AD KAN (NO MORE), a protest movement of Israeli academics at Tel Aviv University, who fought against the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, founded during the first Palestinian Intifada (1987-1993). However, since the assassination of Prime Minister Rabin and the later obliteration of the Oslo accord, public manifestations of dissent on Israeli campuses have been remarkably mute. This chronicle of AD KAN is explored in view of the ongoing theoretical discourse on the role of the intellectual in society and is compared with other account of academic involvement in different countries during periods of acute political conflict.

Moshe Shokeid is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Tel Aviv University. His major publications include Children of Circumstances (1988, Cornell), A Gay Synagogue in New York (1995, Columbia), and Three Jewish Journeys through an Anthropologist's Lens (2009, Academic Studies Press).

Subject: Political Economy Jewish Studies General Anthropology
Area: Middle East & Israel



Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements

Introduction: On Memory

Chapter 1. A Personal Note
Chapter 2. The First Palestinian Intifada
Chapter 3.Intellectuals/Academics Engagement in the Public Forum
Chapter 4. Israeli Academics’ Political Involvement Prior to the First Intifada
Chapter 5. The Founding of AD KAN
Chapter 6. Opening the Sealed Box of AD KAN
Chapter 7. The Working of a Protest Organization
Chapter 8. The Media Coverage
Chapter 9. The Moving Scene from Afar and Near
Chapter 10. The Senate Debacle
Chapter 11. Raising the PLO Presence on Campus
Chapter 12. Towards the Last Stage
Chapter 13. The Aftermath: When Prophecy Fails
Chapter 14. Listening to AD KAN Veterans
Chapter 15. Past and Present Israeli Protestors Reconsidered
Chapter 16. Israeli and other Critics’ Commentary on the Continuing Occupation
Chapter 17. Israeli Society 2018: An Anthropological Perspective

Epilogue

References
Index

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