Israel, Palestine, and the Politics of Race - Ottawa book launch

2020 21 Feb
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Israel, Palestine, and the Politics of Race - Ottawa book launch

Join us to celebrate the publication of Israel, Palestine and the Politics of Race. Meet the authors and share a reception with good company.

Friday, February 21
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Social Innovation Atelier
95 Clegg Street, Ottawa
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As the situation in Israel/Palestine seems to become ever more intractable and protracted, the need for new ways of looking at recent developments and their historical roots is more pressing than ever. Bearing this in mind, Yasmeen Abu-Laban and Abigail B. Bakan discuss the historic and contemporary dynamics in Israel/Palestine, and their international reverberations, from the unique vantage point of 'race', racialization, racism and anti-racism. They therefore offer close analysis of the 'idea' of Israel and the 'absence' of Palestine by examining the concepts of race and identity in the region, and how these ideas reverberate globally. Themes addressed include gender, Indigeneity, environment, surveillance, the BDS movement, apartheid and human rights.

Yasmeen Abu-Laban is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta

Abigail B. Bakan is a Professor in the Department of Social Justice Education at the University of Toronto.

The co-authors will be joined by special guest Nahla Abdo, Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University.

We hope to see you there!

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