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Moral-historical questions of the anti-Israel boycott

Krikler, Jeremy (2019) 'Moral-historical questions of the anti-Israel boycott.' In: Feldman, David, (ed.) Boycotts Past and Present. From the American Revolution to the Campaign to Boycott Israel. Palgrave Critical Studies of Antisemitism and Racism (First). Palgrave Macmillan, 311 - 331. ISBN 978-3-319-94871-3

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Abstract

This chapter considers how post-war developments – decolonization, and the shift in international opinion regarding settler states, the displacement of original populations or their relegation to inferior status – have created fertile soil for the anti-Israel boycott movement in the West. A parallel is drawn with the changes in international civil society associated with the anti-slavery campaigns. Drawing on a number of historical examples, the paper also identifies the extreme outcomes to which boycott movements can subscribe when they are associated with nationalism, and how this poses ‘moral-historical questions’ for the anti-Israel boycott movement. In this and other ways, the analysis probes a boycott movement in the contemporary world in terms of the history to which it relates, directly or comparatively.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > History, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2019 15:12
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2019 15:12
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/24275

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